Gambling, casinos, slot halls and online casinos in Italy

Gambling in Italy has existed for centuries. Gambling in the country dates back to the days of the Roman Empire. Baccarat originated in Italy in the 15th century. Bingo is of Italian origin, too. Historians say that in 1638, the first gambling house (Ridotto) was opened in Venice (https://www.gambling.net/history/). Such gambling clubs where Venetian nobles could enjoy gambling privately were called 'cazinos', so the word 'casino' itself is of Italian origin. Later, casinos started to appear all over continental Europe.

Italy has come a long way from totally prohibiting all gambling activities to legalizing some of them under certain conditions. In the 1900s, gambling started officially being legalized by the State. Italy was one of the first EU member states to legalize, license, and regulate online gambling.

According to Agenzia Dogane Monopoli’s Annual Report, the country’s gambling market turnover in 2018 amounted to nearly EUR 107 million with the highest amount of money spent on video-lottery terminals (VLTs).

Online Casinos in Italy

Online casino sites are available in Italy. Choicecasino closely follows the rules of the online casinos you visit.
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2.4
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Casino in Italy

Casino Di Venezia
Casino Di Venezia
Closed
Venice, Italy
3.7
1 review
Restaurant
Casino Di Venezia
Ca' Noghera
Ca' Noghera
Ca' Noghera, Italy
3.0
1 review
Restaurant
Ca' Noghera
Casino Sanremo
Casino Sanremo
Sanremo, Italy
2.7
2 reviews
Hotel, Restaurant
Casino Sanremo
Casino de la Vallee
Casino de la Vallee
Champbilly, Italy
3.0
1 review
Hotel, Restaurant, Poker
Casino de la Vallee
Casino di Campione SPA
Casino di Campione SPA
Campione d'Italia, Italy
3.7
1 review
Hotel, Restaurant
Casino di Campione SPA
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Casino di Campione SPA
Pros: Era meglio.
Cons: Il casinò è molto grande! La dimensione del casinò non corrisponde al numero di visitatori. Un paio di anni fa l'atmosfera qui era molto migliore. Piccola selezione di slot…
Twix55
3.7
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Ca' Noghera
Pros: Pizza gustosa!
Cons: Il casinò richiede 5 euro per l'ingresso e allo stesso tempo i dipendenti sono stati scortesi con me. Non ci sono abbastanza sedie nell'area fumatori. La mia valutazione è negativa
Francesco_vialli_09
3.0
Ca' Noghera Review
Casino de la Vallee
Pros: Personale gentile
Cons: Casinò rumoroso. Non c'è una sala fumatori. Ho giocato tutta la serata con i miei amici, ma nessuno di noi ha potuto vincere, quindi la mia recensione è negativa
Mauro
3.0
Casino de la Vallee Review
Casino Sanremo
Pros: Puoi scattare bellissime foto vicino al casinò
Cons: Il casinò di Sanremo è troppo luminoso, non mi piace. Questo posto è per anziani e turisti, preferisco i casinò in stile moderno. Il personale di ingresso ha requisiti di…
Gio
3.7
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Casino Di Venezia
Pros: Arkitekturë e bukur e kazinosë
Cons: Kazinoja e Venecias ka një kod veshjeje, por gjatë verës është shumë e vështirë ta respektosh atë, ata nuk më lanë në pantallona të shkurtra. Më duhej të shkoja në shtëpi dhe të…
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3.7
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Casino Sanremo
Pros: The architecture is magnificent.
Cons: Terrible attitude to customers, winning more than 1000 euros is a tedious procedure for filling out a questionnaire and draining data. Covid certificates are still checked at the…
Gambleragent
1.7
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Slot Halls in Italy

Admiral Club Rimini viale Italia
Admiral Club Rimini viale Italia
Rimini, Italy
3.8
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Admiral Club Rimini viale Italia
Admiral Club Asti via Brofferio
Admiral Club Asti via Brofferio
Asti, Italy
2.9
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Admiral Club Asti via Brofferio
Admiral Club Colonnella Contrada Valvibrata
Admiral Club Colonnella Contrada Valvibrata
Gabbiano, Italy
4.1
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Admiral Club Bologna via Guglielmo Marconi
Admiral Club Bologna via Guglielmo Marconi
Bologna, Italy
3.4
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Admiral Club Bologna via Guglielmo Marconi
Admiral Club Parma via Katherine Mansfield
Admiral Club Parma via Katherine Mansfield
Parma, Italy
3.6
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Admiral Club Parma via Katherine Mansfield
Admiral Club Castelfranco Veneto
Admiral Club Castelfranco Veneto
Castelfranco Veneto, Italy
3.3
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Admiral Club Castelfranco Veneto
Admiral Club Livorno via Enrico Mayer
Admiral Club Livorno via Enrico Mayer
Livorno, Italy
3.6
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Admiral Club Livorno via Enrico Mayer
Admiral Club Roma via Ostiense
Admiral Club Roma via Ostiense
Rome, Italy
3.7
no reviews
Admiral Club Roma via Ostiense
Slottery Las Vegas Milano Santa Rita
Slottery Las Vegas Milano Santa Rita
Milan, Italy
4.1
no reviews
Slottery Las Vegas Milano Santa Rita
Admiral Club Feltre via Belluno
Admiral Club Feltre via Belluno
Feltre, Italy
3.0
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Admiral Club Feltre via Belluno
Admiral Club Merano via Roma
Admiral Club Merano via Roma
Meran - Merano, Italy
3.3
no reviews
Admiral Club Merano via Roma
Admiral Club Pordenone via G.Galilei
Admiral Club Pordenone via G.Galilei
Pordenone, Italy
2.9
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Admiral Club Pordenone via G.Galilei
Admiral Club Brescia via Zara
Admiral Club Brescia via Zara
Brescia, Italy
3.4
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Admiral Club Brescia via Zara
Admiral Club Montecchio Maggiore
Admiral Club Montecchio Maggiore
Montecchio Maggiore, Italy
3.4
no reviews
Admiral Club Montecchio Maggiore
Admiral Club Imola
Admiral Club Imola
Imola, Italy
3.9
no reviews
Admiral Club Imola
Cartoleria Corner GDG Domusbet San Giorgio Slot Hall
Catania, Italy
4.5
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Cartoleria Corner GDG Domusbet San Giorgio Slot Hall
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Admiral Club Desenzano via Mella
Pros: Great room and also employees Valentina gorgeous and kind
Cons: No
Andrea
2.5
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Regulation

The gambling regulatory body, the Customs and Monopolies Agency (Agenzia Dogane Monopoli, or ADM) is granted the power to issue licenses and regulates the gambling sector in Italy.

The Comunitaria Decree (February 2011) is considered to be a real breakthrough for the gambling industry in Italy. It provides a regulation for online poker and playing in an online casino. Balduzzi Decree (September 2012) obliges operators to pay back at least 90% of the wagered money in the form of winnings (https://www.adm.gov.it/portale/it/web/guest/monopoli/giochi/giochi_abilita/eventi-simulati-note-info).

Land Based Gambling

Such forms of land-based gambling as casinos, gaming machines and VLTs, sports and horserace betting, bingo, lotto and lotteries are allowed in Italy. The legislation differentiates three types of gaming machines which can be installed in different premises: licensed commercial premises and retail outlets (bars and restaurants, coffee houses, tobacco shops, private clubs, shopping malls, and gaming arcades) and specialized gambling premises (slot halls, betting shops, and bingo halls).

Casinos

Four land-based legal casinos operate in four Italian cities nowadays. Italian casinos provide their guests with all classic table games, such as roulette, blackjack, Punto Banco, baccarat, and poker as well as slot machines. Trente et Quarante (Thirty and Forty) dating back to the 17th century is popular among Italian citizens. The minimum gambling age in Italian casinos is 18. A valid photo ID is required.

Slot Halls

Numerous slot halls operate across Italy. They offer their visitors various slot machines and VLTs. As specialized gambling premises, slot halls offer sophisticated modern machines which provide more entertaining gaming experience than traditional slot machines. They can pay cash prizes of up to EUR 5,000 and can award network jackpots of up to EUR 100,000. Such gaming machines can only be installed in appropriately designated and specially-equipped facilities.

Online Gambling

The online gambling market in Italy started to be legalized in 2006 when the European Commission brought Italy to trial. It was triggered by rather strict Italian laws prohibiting legal European gambling operators to offer their online services in Italy. Now, international online operators can provide their gambling services in Italy in case they are properly licensed. Currently, more than 150 online casinos operate in the country.

Italian online casinos are allowed to offer poker (including poker tournaments) and other card games, roulette and other casino games, slots, online lotteries and bingo, sports and horserace betting as well as live betting.

ADM issues online gambling licenses. To qualify for an online gambling license, all operators are to meet certain requirements. These include financial, technical, social, and other aspects of the business. Applying for a license is subject to a fee of EUR 350,000. The number of licenses that can be issued by ADM is limited to 200.

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