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Italian Chamber of Deputies approves the Macolin Convention ratification bill

With 405 positive votes, the Italian Chamber of Deputies approved the bill to authorise the ratification and execution of the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sport Competitions which was already approved by the Italian Senate. The text identifies AAMS as the National Platform for the regulation of sport betting – in line with article 13 of the Convention. 

GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi, states: “GLMS is delighted by the process of ratifying the Council of Europe Convention on the manipulation of sport competitions by Italy, which will bring the number of countries which have ratified to 5. This will eventually trigger the entry into force of the Convention (the ratification will be official as soon as the Secretary general of the CoE receives the ratification instrument through the diplomatic channels), which in our opinion, is by far the most complete international legal instrument available against all types of manipulations of sports competitions. It is truly a complete set of provisions covering all key matters: education & prevention, sharing of information, criminal provisions, conflict of interest provisions, sports betting regulation (including measures against illegal sports betting), money laundering, fraud, corruption, cross-border judicial co-operation, data protection and human rights

The ratification will be official as soon as the Secretary general of the CoE receives the ratification instrument through the diplomatic channels.

GLMS – together with its collective members EL and WLA – are also partners of the Keep Crime out of Sport – KCOOS+ project which seeks to support states with the implementation of the major provisions of the Macolin Convention.