Online casinos in Italy: regulation and licensing
The Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM/AAMS) is responsible for licensing and controlling the gambling sector. In 2012, it included the Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies (AAMS). The latter examines applications for licensing.
Gambling is legal in Italy when the Agency of Customs and Monopolies allows the activity. The licensees pass ADM inspections before and after obtaining the license for technical security, fairness of the payments, responsible partnership with organizations that help combat gambling addiction.
Operators may provide regulated games to users:
- live games;
- slot machines;
- jackpot slots;
Italian gambling entertainment must be certified by independent organizations, such as Gaming Laboratories International. Information about availability of relevant certificates is posted on the main page of the online casino.
According to the Probabilità di vincita (decreto Balduzzi) of 2012. (decree Balduzzi), in Italy advertising of games with cash prizes is prohibited. A fine of €100,000 to €500,000 is imposed on the advertiser and the owner of the medium.
The Balduzzi's decree made it compulsory for websites of Italian internet casinos to include winning odds for each type of game. The odds range from 91 to 96%.
Lotterie Nazionali Srl  is the exclusive provider of online instant and traditional lotteries since October 1, 2010. It develops software for interactive casino games, slots, sports betting and fixed odds sweepstakes.
International Game Technology (IGT), an international group of developers from more than 100 countries, became an investor of the state company.
Protection of players in online casinos in Italy
ADM conducts regular inspections to identify unlicensed operators. On the official website of the Agency you can see the list of banned sites .
Rules of the game, maximum transparency, security - the principles that the Italian regulator requires to observe in licensed online casinos. On the sites of the operators there is a notification about the ban on games for minors, a warning that gambling causes pathological addiction.
Online casinos in the country of Italy
Why should I play at licensed online casinos in Italy?
Choose operators with a license from ADM. Then the player can be sure that he will get the winnings. Unlicensed online casinos can violate users' rights by delaying or not making withdrawals.
How different are the bonuses at online casinos in Italy?
Bonuses at casinos with a license:
- Welcome - to new players;
- Wagering - bonus, which must be wagered before you can withdraw money;
- Deposit Match - bonus on your first deposit.
Is it possible to withdraw winnings from online casinos in Italy?
Yes, third parties test gaming software to ensure fair payouts to users, the use of verified random number generators (RNG).
How do I withdraw money from an Italian casino?
Log in to the site, go to the "Cashier" section of your account, add your payment information and click the withdrawal button.