Italian progress on shared player liquidity project

News on 25 Jan 2018

Positive news from Italy this week is that the authorities are pressing ahead on a verification process to support the nation’s involvement with France, Spain and Portugal in a shared player pool project.

This despite some political opposition which has slowed Italy’s involvement in recent months.

Our readers may recall that the four European nations agreed last year that it would be mutually beneficial to share a common player pool for greater liquidity; France and Spain have been the first to move forward on the project in practical terms, whilst Italy and Portugal have lagged.

The technical verification currently being undertaken in Italy was revealed to Gioco News by Pier Paolo Baretta, Undersecretary of State at the Finance Ministry, who could not give further details or a likely date on which Italy might join France and Spain.

Observers have noted that with a general election coming up in March, Italian politicians are currently preoccupied with that event and are unlikely to move on a variety of issues until after the election.

Related and similar