Italian regulator reveals applicants for iGaming licenses
ADM announced last month that it had received 80 applications by the end of the application period on March 19. After opening all the envelopes it had received, the regulator said on Thursday that they were all valid.
All applicants were required to pay a one-off application fee of €200,000. The ADM has thus collected €16 million from the process.
Aside from the 80 new licenses to be granted, the Italian online gaming space will also be comprised of 45 licensees, whose licenses expired in June 2016 and were subsequently extended, as well as 47 licensees, whose licenses are valid through the end of 2022.
Operators seeking a license from the ADM include bet365, PokerStars, Luckia, Videoslots, and Lottomatica. Some of Italy’s land-based casinos have also applied for a license for the operation of iGaming services.