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Poker Business News From Europe

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jun 01, 2010


Ladbrokes Launches Online Poker in Italy Online poker network Microgaming launched its service in Italy in March with Ladbrokes Poker as the first operator to go live in the market. The company has received its licence from regulatory body AAMS and is working with local companies to ensure a customised experience for Italian poker players. Negotiations for other Microgaming online poker rooms to move into the now regulated market are underway. Roger Raatgever, chief executive officer of Microgaming, said, “With months to come, we are confident that we have the right resources and alliances to support our operators and help them to succeed. Italy is an important region for the future of gaming in Europe, as it has set the standard for other countries wishing to introduce gaming regulations; it is a crucial gateway for further EU expansion.” Mattia Nicelli, of Ladbrokes Italia, added, “Drawing on its wealth of global ...

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