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Italian Wagers Relatively Flat

The Italian Observatory on Online Gaming has released a new study prepared by the University of Milan, which shows that online gambling numbers in Italy were relatively flat last year, with the amount wagered going up a mere 0.1%.

For the year Italian punters wagered €726 million, with casino games making up €255 million or 31.5% of all online betting action. That number was up 7% from the year prior. Sportsbetting was the second most popular online betting activity, generating €214 million, while poker brought in €108 million.

Online poker has been flagging in Italy recently, with revenues falling 21% from 2013, while tournament action was down 18%.

While online gambling continues to expand throughout Europe, there was no reason given for the lack of growth in the Italian market.