Microgame chief confirms the way is now clear for Italian cash online poker and casino games
In a sequel to Thursday's reports that a Lazio administrative court had overruled a Microgame objection to new Italian regulations allowing online poker cash and casino games, the network has confirmed that it will not appeal the finding. 
The decision clears the way for the promulgation of this further liberalisation of the market by Italian regulator AAMS, with an anticipated effective date in the first quarter of 2011.
In a statement late Friday, Microgame chief executive Fabrizio D’Aloia, said: “For Microgame the matter is closed. Now we are looking with trust to the work being done by AAMS, and we are confident that the requests and needs of major gaming operators, which have already been expressed on the occasion of the first decree, will be taken into consideration.
“Microgame intends doing business and being at the forefront of the market from the very beginning. We are hopeful that the certification process and start-up is being rationalised in order to make it shorter and less onerous for all parties."