Google Faces Investigation Over Gambling Offers and Ads in Italy

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Google Inc., Google Ireland Limited and Google Italy are facing investigations by Italian authorities over displaying of gambling ads on top of their page.

Italy had imposed a complete ban on all forms of gambling ads by passing Dignity Decree in 2018. Article 9 of the Decree bans ads of the foreign gambling operators that appear in Google results.

At present, Google is being investigated to ascertain whether the scope of the Article 9 of Dignity Decree would cover search results of Google that place ads for foreign gambling operators at the top of the results page.

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