The different types of casinos in Italy

Also known as “casinos”, casinos are characterized by the presence of different games. Let’s find out all the differences

The casinos reserved for gambling in Italy, both physically and electronically, are regulated by the AAMS, the Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies which has now become an integral part of the Customs and Monopolies Agency.

Definition of casino

Also known as “casinos”, casinos are characterized by the presence of games such as blackjack, roulette, chemin de fer, baccarat, pachinko and slot machines. In recent years, the most popular casinos are online casinos, also thanks to the restrictions put in place to contain the pandemic. Casinos are one of the physical locations where gambling can be practiced. The other is made up of cruise ships sailing out of the Mediterranean basin. Elsewhere, the Italian state has decreed that gambling is illegal.

Physical casinos

There are four casinos where you can place bets in person. To be precise, the Municipal Casino of Sanremo in Liguria, founded in 1905, the Casino de la Vallée of Saint-Vincent in the Aosta Valley, opened in 1921, and finally the Casino of Venice in Veneto. The latter is the oldest, as its foundation dates back to 1638. It has a main office in Ca ‘Vendramin Calergi and a branch in Ca’ Noghera. In the past, additional physical locations have opened, but their business was short-lived.

Online casinos

Digital gambling houses originated in the late nineties. In the early 2000s, the Italian government chaired by Romano Prodi issued Law number 266 of 23 December 2005. Articles 535 and 536 contained legislation designed to prevent Italian users from accessing websites that hosted online casinos . Consequently, anyone who attempted to visit these sites ended up seeing the fencing of a page of the State Monopolies. But later the 2007 Budget legalized online poker. Now, there are several online casinos regulated by the Customs and Monopolies Agency.

The most popular online gambling houses in Italy

The first name that is made about legalized online casinos is that of SNAI, now known as Snaitech SpA, which has even been listed on the Milan Stock Exchange. Those interested in the game of roulette, the first choice falls above all on Unibet. This company also offers the possibility to play, among other things, scratch cards, poker, sports betting and online bingo. Anyone who is a lover of live betting cannot fail to visit the Betway website. While slot machine enthusiasts have the Voglia di Vincere website as a reference point. Gambling is an accessible practice for all technological devices, from PCs to smartphones. And the company considered the top for playing and betting via smartphone is Eurobet. This company offers sports betting, casino and poker.