Italy forerunner of the concerted action. Which are the results?
The Green Paper on the online gaming and the Creutzmann report impose a new European target: a concerted action between the member States for a consistent European regulation and, perhaps, the introduction of minimum standards. But Italy, in this case, represents “a European forerunner, talking since a lot of time with other regulatory bodies”, says Francesco Rodano, person in charge for the online gaming for the State Monopolies. reminding the cooperation agreement made in recent years between Italy and France, between the regulatory bodies Aams and Arjel. A very good example.
At least in theory. According to Stefano Mallia, of the European economic Committee, “The cooperation between member states is without doubt desirable and Italy is doing a lot in this sense, being also the first Country that regulated the online gaming. However, the tangible results of the cooperation between Italy and France are not so obvious”, Mallia says, “but it is an ideal approach”. But also the operators think the same: we must just think to the licenses obtained in France by Italian operators and never started, because the France business seemed not convenient. In spite of the cooperation.