Less than ten years ago in Italy slot machines were illegal, online betting and gaming hardly existed outside of overseas bookmakers trading "illegally" and the country had one of the most prohibitive regimes in Europe. However with the Comunitaria law €“ the latest piece of legislation aimed at liberalising the sector €“ returning unscathed from its period of standstill with the European Commission on Monday 22nd, and two days later the decree for activating cash poker and online casino entering the statute book, the final pieces of the new liberal regime which will bring in billions of euro in tax revenues are now falling into place.

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