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December 04, 2020

The amount of the fine was reportedly over $118 K

Google fined in Italy for breaching betting ads rules

Google fined in Italy for breaching betting ads rules
AGCOM said Google Ireland, owner of the Google Ads service, allowed the distribution, with fees, of links to specific sites, through online advertising.
Italy | 10/23/2020

Italy’s communications authority AGCOM said Thursday the search engine had allowed the paid advert of a betting website, sublime-casino.com, on its results page.

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taly’s communications watchdog (AGCOM) said on Thursday it had fined Google for breaching national rules that ban the advertising of games and betting.

In a press release Thursday, the regulator did not disclose the amount of the fine it imposed on Google Ireland Ltd, which runs the Google Ads service. According to a source cited by Reuters, the fine was of some 100,000 euros ($118,250.00).

AGCOM said in the statement that the search engine had allowed the paid advert of a betting website, sublime-casino.com, on its results page.

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