The Coronavirus emergency stops the Italy of games! All bingo, slots and betting rooms in the area will be closed

The world of betting in Italy continues to suffer worrying repercussions.

After the many penalizing maneuvers, which have taken place in recent years and aimed at combating the problems related to ludopathy (remember the Decreto Dignità ) or the “save budget” operations of the state coffers ( the increase in withdrawals on winnings and PREU on slots and bets) comes the decision made by the government on the Coronavirus emergency.

It takes the name of Decreto 8 marzo (DPCM) and defines the following operating conditions until April 3, 2020:

“All activities of pubs, dance schools, game rooms, betting rooms and bingo halls, discos and similar clubs, present throughout the national territory must be closed until April 3, 2020. There are fines for violators and withdrawal of concessions “.

A drastic but necessary maneuver, announced this morning by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and already active for some hours in all the municipalities of Italy

However, it is likely that this decision will officially decree the collapse of the gambling sector in the area.


iGaming expert - with over 10 years of experience in the retail market in Italy and knowledge of global online gaming. In the past he has worked with the largest national gambling companies and he managed some land-based shops on their behalf. Entrepreneur, investor and enthusiast of difficult challenges, in 2015 he founded The Betting Coach Group, an international news and social marketing agency geared towards sports, esports and gambling companies. He is currently the C.E.O of The Betting Coach and is a consultant for Mr. Dragone collaborates with providers (game developers) and event organizers with the aim of helping them develop networks and business across continents. Passionate about journalism, he is the creator and promoter of iGaming Cafè, the first talk show in Italy, dedicated to companies and delegates from the gaming world.