Italy Postpones Ban On Betting Ads
By Jay Stuart | January 14, 2019
Clubs in Italy’s top-flight football league, Serie A, will be allowed to continue their current betting sponsorship deals through the rest of this season before an advertising ban takes effect, according to the national communications regulator.
Teams in the competition (and other sports organisations) with contracts in effect with betting sponsors are permitted to continue wearing those betting brands on their shirts and advertising can continue to appear at venues, following a decision by AGCOM (Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni) backed by the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Italy’s Council of Ministers approved a blanket ban on gambling advertising from January 1, 2019. The ban will now take full effect on July 12 of this year.