AgiproNews’ Italian View: Reality bites as Lega-5Star begins reform of gambling structure

first_img Share StumbleUpon Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 Share CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submit As anticipated Italy’s parliament has approved the mandate of the Lega-5Star ‘Dignity Decree’ which will lead to a blanket ban on betting/gambling advertising, marketing and sponsorship across all verticals.Approving the mandate, the Italian government stated that it fully supported the stringent directives which seek to reduce social harms created by the Italian gambling sector.Lega and 5Star officials have celebrated the passing of the Dignity Decree as an early victory for the coalition, signalling its intent to reform Italy.The blanket ban on advertising is set to come into full effect from 1 January 2019, with the exception of sports clubs and media owners that have been granted a ‘transition period until 30 June 2019’.Nevertheless, the final mandate sees further restrictions attached to Italian betting advertising with radio and TV gambling adverts forced to promote child protection messages until the end of the transitional period.Supporting the blanket ban, Lega-5Star will now move to restructure the governance and framework of Italian gambling.“Within six months the Lega-5Star government will start the reorganisation of the gaming sector, in order to tackle problem gambling and illegal gaming, as well as keeping the invariance of tax revenue,” reads the final draft of the decree.Industry stakeholders were dealt a further surprise as Lega-5Star confirmed the appointment of political novice Benedetto Mineo as new Managing Director of gambling regulator ‘Agenzia delle Dogane (ADM).News reports detail that former ADM leader Giovanni Kessler did not curry favour with Lega-5Star leadership, being deemed too close to Italy’s Democratic Government.Adjusting to new regulatory conditions, Italian betting now awaits Lega-5Star first budget declaration, with industry incumbents expecting further bad news.last_img read more

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H-DNL girl’s golf: Henry, Sundberg lead field at Baywood

first_imgThe reign of Avary Henry continued Thursday at Baywood Golf and Country Club as the Arcata High golfer captured her fourth individual win in what was the fourth round of the season.Henry shot an 86 to rule the day, fending off McKinleyville’s Phoebe Sundberg who finished second with an 87.McKinleyville’s Isabella Sundberg came in third with a 92-stroke day. Arcata golfers rounded out the top-5 as Kate Plumley and Brook Bisgrove finished in fourth and fifth-place with scores of 105 and 106, …last_img read more

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10 months agoReal Madrid midfielder Luka Modric: I’ve always had my doubters

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric: I’ve always had my doubtersby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid midfielder Luka Modric admits he’s always had to battle against doubters.Modric won the Ballon d’Or and FIFA The Best awards this year.But the Croatian admitted that the path to the top hasn’t been easy, and that he’s had to overcome many obstacles.”I’ve been surrounded by doubts since my childhood,” he told GQ.”Because of my physique, because of my height…”Some thought those elements were important to succeed in life and in football, but I never doubted myself.”All of the difficulties that happened in his childhood helped him to become stronger.”Thanks to that trust and that faith in myself, I came to the best club in the world,” he added.”At the beginning many people didn’t believe in me either, it’s part of my life, always surrounded by doubts, always hearing that no I won’t reach the top.”All the recognition, such as the FIFA World Player or the Ballon d’Or, are worth much more when you are aware that nobody has given you anything.”Nothing has been given to me by anyone, I’ve had to work for it.” last_img read more

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15 days agoWolves rival Aston Villa for Bolton Wanderers whizkid Dennis Politic

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves rival Aston Villa for Bolton Wanderers whizkid Dennis Politicby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves have joined Aston Villa in the race for Bolton Wanderers whizkid Dennis Politic.The 19-year-old has alerted scouts from both clubs with his performances for the League One club this season.Football Insider says Wolves are compiling a dossier on the winger as they weigh up their options for the January transfer market.The Romania youth international has been fast-tracked into the first-team after spending most of last season on loan at Salford City. last_img read more

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7 days agoNapoli president De Laurentiis open to re-signing Higuain

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli president De Laurentiis open to re-signing Higuainby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says he’d be prepared to re-sign Gonzalo Higuain.Back with Juventus after a six month loan spell with Chelsea, Higuain has hit the ground running under former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri.De Laurentiis said: “Sarri has many positive sides and some that are negative. In England he has improved, Juve has different dressing room dynamics from ours. “Higuain? If (Carlo) Ancelotti asked me, I would say why not…?” He added: “Against Liverpool, I saw the real Napoli.” last_img read more

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Photo: Florida State WR Travis Rudolph Had Lunch With Boy With Autism So He Wouldn’t Eat Alone

first_imgFlorida State's Travis Rudolph eats lunch with a young autistic fan.Facebook/Leah PaskeTravis Rudolph, a wide receiver for the Florida State Seminoles, made the day of a young fan and his mother.During a visit to a local middle school, Rudolph sat down to eat lunch with a student with autism, so that he wouldn’t have to eat alone.Leah Paske, the boy’s mother, received a picture of the gesture, and penned an amazingly heartwarming Facebook post thanking him. It is absolutely worth a read. The full text of the post:Several times lately I have tried to remember my time in middle school, did I like all my teachers, do I even remember them? Did I have many friends? Did I sit with anyone at lunch? Just how mean were kids really? I remember one kid on the bus called me “Tammy Fay Baker” bc I started awkwardly wearing eye liner in the sixth grade, I remember being tough and calling him a silly name back, but when he couldn’t see me anymore I cried. I do remember middle school being scary, and hard. Now that I have a child starting middle school, I have feelings of anxiety for him, and they can be overwhelming if I let them. Sometimes I’m grateful for his autism. That may sound like a terrible thing to say, but in some ways I think, I hope, it shields him. He doesn’t seem to notice when people stare at him when he flaps his hands. He doesn’t seem to notice that he doesn’t get invited to birthday parties anymore. And he doesn’t seem to mind if he eats lunch alone. It’s one of my daily questions for him. Was there a time today you felt sad? Who did you eat lunch with today? Sometimes the answer is a classmate, but most days it’s nobody. Those are the days I feel sad for him, but he doesn’t seem to mind. He is a super sweet child, who always has a smile and hug for everyone he meets. A friend of mine sent this beautiful picture to me today and when I saw it with the caption “Travis Rudolph is eating lunch with your son” I replied “who is that?” He said “FSU football player”, then I had tears streaming down my face. Travis Rudolph, a wide receiver at Florida State, and several other FSU players visited my sons school today. I’m not sure what exactly made this incredibly kind man share a lunch table with my son, but I’m happy to say that it will not soon be forgotten. This is one day I didn’t have to worry if my sweet boy ate lunch alone, because he sat across from someone who is a hero in many eyes. Travis Rudolph thank you so much, you made this momma exceedingly happy, and have made us fans for life! #travisrudolph #gonoles#FSU #autismmom #fansforlifeRudolph was showed the post before practice, and his reaction was fantastic as well.Just spoke with #FSU WR Travis Rudolph. He told me he read the mother’s post before practice and that it nearly brought tears to his eyes.— Kenny Morales (@KennyMoralesTV) August 30, 2016Travis Rudolph: “He’s a cool person, I’ll hang out with him any day. And for the mom, if he needs my (cell) number, he can get it.” #FSU— Kenny Morales (@KennyMoralesTV) August 30, 2016Unfortunately, we have to deal with a lot of horrible issues in covering college football, often on a daily basis. It makes it far easier to know that the vast majority of players, like Travis Rudolph, are legitimately good people, and prove it with their actions off the field.[CBS Sports]last_img read more

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