Provisional Authorization To The Collection For Three Months Of Nuovascommessa Horse Racing Totalizator.

Original Language Title: Autorizzazione provvisoria alla raccolta per tre mesi della nuovascommessa ippica a totalizzatore.

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THE DIRECTOR GENERAL Autonomous Administration of the State monopoly Having regard to legislative decree 14 April 1948 n. 496, and subsequent amendments thereto, concerning the regulation of the activities' of the game; The Order of the President of the Republic of 18 April 1951, n. 581, laying down regulations for the application and enforcement of the legislative decree 14 April 1948 n. 496, on the regulation of the activities' of the game; Having regard to legislative decree 30 July 1999 n. 300 and subsequent amendments laying down the reform of the Government; Having regard to Legislative Decree 30 March 2001, n. 165; In view of art. 12, paragraph 2, of the law 18 October 2001 n. 383, which established that the Minister of Economy and Finance determines, by decree, the unified mail participation in betting, games and sports pools; The Order of the President of the Republic January 24, 2002, n. 33, issued pursuant to art. 12 of Law 18 October 2001, n. 383, which he attributed to the Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies the functions of state management in the organization and operation of gambling, betting and sports pools; Having regard to Legislative Decree of July 3, 2003, n. 173; Given the regulation issued by decree of the President of the Republic of 8 April 1998 n. 169, with which you and 'proceeded to the reorganization of the field of gaming and betting on horse races with regard to organizational, functional, fiscal and sanctions as well as' the division of the proceeds; Visas, in particular, Article. 4, paragraph 5 of the regulation that remits to the decrees of the Minister of Economy and Finance, in consultation with the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, also on a proposal UNIRE the determination of the type of CARRIED betting on horse races, the relevant rules of conduct and the limits to the bets; Given the interdirettoriale decree of the General Director of the Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies and head of the Department of quality 'of food products and services of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of 3 April 2003, which has, among other things, extended to betting shops the chance 'to market sports-based betting pools as well as' other, eventual, games related to sporting events, in the art. 22, paragraphs 10:16 of the law 27 December 2002 n. 289; In view of art. 1, paragraph 498, of Law December 30, 2004, n. 311, which provided for the establishment, by a decision of the Director, Ministry of Economy and Finance - Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies, after consulting the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry - Department of Quality 'of food products and services, a new horse racing pari-mutuel wagering, UNIRE proposal. In the same resolution are set out the provisions implementing the new horse racing bet, to be carried out in networks of retail outlets, sports pools, horse racing and sports agencies as well as' the racecourse, bearing in mind that the collection should be divided by allocating 72 percent as prize money and compensation for the activities 'of the bet management, 8 percent as compensation of the attivita' of retail outlets, 6 percent as revenue collection in the form of single tax and 14 percent as a levy Please UNIRE; The Order of the Director General of the Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies, in consultation with the Head of the Department of development policies of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of 15 December 2005, issued in application of the aforementioned article 1, paragraph 498 of the law 30 December 2004 n. 311, which introduced a new horse racing pari-mutuel wagering articulated in more 'betting formulas and predicted that the bet "Tris", from the natural expiration of its concession agreement, set for 31 December 2005 and' subject, on an experimental and temporary basis, to the discipline of art. 1, paragraph 498, Law 30 December 2004 n. 311, taking shape as one of the horse racing pari-mutuel wagering formulas referred to in that paragraph 498; The Order of the Director General of the Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies of 26 October 2005, which approved the technical discipline regulations of the new horse racing totalizator betting formulas named "National Winner" and "National Coupled»; The Order of the Director General of the Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies of 20 December 2005, which approved the technical discipline regulations of the formulas of the new horse racing pari-mutuel wagering, called 'Fourth' national 'and' Scenes 'national'; The Order of the Director General of the Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies of 20 December 2005, which approved the technical discipline regulations of the new horse racing pari-mutuel wagering formulas called 'New National Tris "; Given the concessions for the operation of sports-based betting pools nonche 'of any other games related to sporting events, signed with the dealers mentioned in the advertised selection list with the statement of the Ministry of Economy and Finance published in the Official Gazette the Italian Republic - general series - n. 136 of 14 June 2003; Given the public selection procedures laid down in Article. 38, paragraphs 2 and 4 of the Decree-Law of 4 July 2006, with amendments and additions by Law 4 August 2006, n. 248, in response to which were signed the concession agreements of the public games, involving, among others, with effect from 1 July 2007, the formulas of horse racing pari-mutuel wagering in art. 1, paragraph 498 of Law 30 December 2004, referred to as the national horse racing; Since the formulas of horse racing pari-mutuel wagering in art. 1, paragraph 498 of Law December 30, 2004 are currently distributed through retail outlets, the betting agencies and the racecourses connected to dealers for the exercise of sports-based betting pools, nonche 'of any other games related to sporting events, whose concessions are scheduled to expire on June 30, 2007; Considering that the sales outlets linked to these dealers were issued by the Administration of State Monopolies Autonomous the authorizing qualifications for the collection of horse racing pari-mutuel wagering in art. 1, paragraph 498 of the law of 30 December 2004; Considered altresi 'that the aforementioned wagering formulas in art. 1, paragraph 498 of the law of 30 December 2004 will be distributed, starting from July 1, 2007, by the dealers identified as a result of the public selection procedures laid down in Article. 38, paragraphs 2 and 4 of the decree law 4 July 2006, with amendments and additions, the law 4 August 2006 n. 248; Considering that these dealers have perfected over the months of February, March and April 2007, the stipulation of the relevant concession agreements and that the activation of the respective sales networks will be 'phased in gradually as a function of speed' in registration by each dealer, the numerous activities 'preliminary goodwill of the sales outlets and that in any case, and' foreseen the 18-month period for its full activation; Since the activation of the new network of the games in question runs from 1 July 2007, on the basis of the provisions in the Decree of 2 May 2007, with regard to the communication protocol and Decree of 18 June 2007 regarding cash flows; Given the initial reduced numerical strength of the sales outlets of these dealers and the consequent difficulty 'to ensure, as of 1 July 2007, a capillarity' distribution of new sales network of the aforementioned wagering horse racing as well as' the related deposit volumes with potential negative consequences both in terms of revenue for the state, and above all service to the consumer; Having acknowledged the results of the organizational technical meetings held by the Director of the AAMS games with the operators of the sector; Considered mainly the public interest in maintaining the current level of tax revenues; It found it necessary to give continuity 'to the game, waiting for the dealers in art. 38, paragraphs 2 and 4 of the Decree-Law of 4 July 2006, with amendments and additions by Law 4 August 2006, n. 248, activate a significant share of their sales networks, providing for a transitional period not exceeding three months in which the outlets of horseracing national assets at 30 June 2007, may continue to collect the game until 30 September 2007 by the three operators which are connected; It held that the provision of the transitional period, not exceeding three months, resulting prejudice against any operator, given the brevity 'of the terms of the transitional period same, resulting altresi 'reconciled in a harmonious and balanced way all the interests, individual and collective, which was affected by the measure; Provides: Art. 1. 1. Continues to be exercised provisionally from 1 July 2007, for a maximum period of three months, the collection of the new horse racing pari-mutuel wagering referred to in art. 1, paragraph 498 of Law 30 December 2004 n. 311, part of the sales outlets, of wagering and racetracks connected to 30 June 2007 to the dealers for the exercise of sports-based betting pools nonche 'of any other games related to sporting events, including the selection ranking agencies publicized in a press release of the Ministry of economy and Finance in the Official Gazette of the Italian Republic - general series - n. 136 of 14 June 2003. 2. The dealers referred to in paragraph 1, may temporarily deploy the new horse racing bet via the collection points connected to them, provided that such points have not exercised such rights, by 1 July 2007 , by one of the dealers in art. 38, paragraphs 2 and 4 of the Decree-Law of 4 July 2006, with amendments and additions, the law 4 August 2006 n. 248. In that case those outlets will be allowed to bet collection exclusively as a collection point of the dealers in the aforementioned art. 3. 38. The cash flows of the new horse racing pari-mutuel wagering referred to in paragraph 1 shall be governed by decree of the Director General of the Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies of 18 June 2007 and have been included in the RDP protocol, approved by decree of the Director general of the autonomous Administration of State monopolies of 2 May 2007. dealers are therefore required to adapt their IT systems, based on the provisions in the said decrees. This decree, in force since 1 July 2007, will be 'published in the Official Gazette of the Italian Republic. Rome, 26 June 2007 The General Director: Tino Join the Court of Auditors 26 June 2007 Control Office on economic and financial ministries, log n. 4 Economy and finance, page no. 155

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