During the recent pandemic, interest in online betting sites grew in Italy and across the globe. Offering a robust digital infrastructure, Italy has seen a rise in online betting by citizens and regional inhabitants. In response, AAMS began issuing additional online licenses to keep up with increasing demand. The agency approves licensure for several gambling establishments in Italy, including the following:
AAMS offered supervision for casinos during the transition to legalized digital sports betting and other skilled gambling services. The agency’s robust regulatory framework is set up to maintain a safe online gambling environment that promotes responsible gaming. Following global best practices, licensees outline self-monitoring procedures and offer information to gamblers about agencies that help those who are addicted.
Online gambling has served to offset the decline in the land-based gaming market in recent years. However, AAMS continues to regulate and monitor betting to protect consumers from the illegal practices of disreputable or unlicensed online sites. Given that some operations and the government lost millions from declining gambling revenue during the pandemic, online betting offers a way to build the market and offset those losses.
Companies seeking an online license to offer betting opportunities may access the application from the AAMS website. After downloading and completing the form, an applicant also supplies additional documents to give the agencies detailed data for an informed review of the casino site’s operations. Supporting documents include the following:
- Acceptable identification
- Business permit
- Business plan
After completing the application and submitting applicable documents, the applicant submits a fee as outlined by the agency. Reviews of new operators are extensive and may include background checks and an in-depth evaluation of each company’s principal.
If approved, the operator may offer online products or services based upon the approved plans submitted during the review process. AAMS regularly inspects establishments to ensure they are operating in keeping with regulations. Operators who maintain fiscally and legally sound operations continue to offer long-term operations to those gambling online from Italy.