Betting Sites in Italy

Betting Sites in Italy

Italy is one of many countries where the population is passionate about sports.
Spectator sports play an important role in the lives of many Italians and the local football clubs have armies of loyal fans known around the world for their violent tempers.
Sports betting in Italy enjoys the same level of popularity as sports themselves do.
Currently online betting sites in Italy are the most popular category of bookmakers, a fact testified to by the millions of local players who place their bets online every month.

Betting Sites and Bookmakers in Italy

Bookmakers and Betting Sites in Italy

As mentioned above, first and foremost, sports betting in Italy can only be carried out by players on betting sites which possess an Italian national operational license.
The most striking examples of such sites are such world-famous brands as Bet365 Italy, William Hill Italy, Marathonbet Italy, Betway Italy and 888Sport Italy, with almost 7 million Italian players visiting these sites every month!
Included among the sites that you can bet on in Italy are many of the largest offshore betting companies other than the aforementioned. Here you can select from the betting sites: 22Bet, 20Bet, Megapari, Leon, and Vave.

⚡ Best Bookmakers in Italy

(Global Ranking of Italian Bookies)
Updated in April 2024 April 2024
Global Ranking of Italian Bookmakers: Detailed Information

⚡ Most Popular Betting Sites in Italy

Monthly Italian Visitors: Detailed Information

✔️ International Bookies accepting Players from Italy

Sign-Up Bonuses for Italian Players

Most Popular Betting Markets
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Popular payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, Skrill, Neteller, PayPal, Trustly, paysafecard, ecoPayz, Jeton Wallet
  • Currency: € (Euro / EUR)

Football Betting Sites in Italy

Football  Betting Sites in Italy

Football is very popular in Italy. Football betting is more than half of all bets placed by Italian players.

Below you can see betting sites offering the best odds for matches in Serie A.

Italy Serie A Highest Odds

Top 10 Italian Betting Sites

(Monthly Italian Visitors | Percent of Italian Visitors)

 Bet365 Italian Betting Site

1. Bet365 Italy

Monthly Visitors: 3,876,270

Percent of Visitors: 95.87%


 22Bet Betting Site

2. 22Bet

Monthly Visitors: 657,377

Percent of Visitors: 81.39%


 William Hill Italian Betting Site

3. William Hill Italy

Monthly Visitors: 349,226

Percent of Visitors: 98.44%


 20Bet Betting Site

4. 20Bet

Monthly Visitors: 216,027

Percent of Visitors: 72.71%


 888Sport Italian Betting Site

5. 888Sport Italy

Monthly Visitors: 92,595

Percent of Visitors: 95.92%


Vave Betting Site

6. Vave

Monthly Visitors: 59,763

Percent of Visitors: 11.93%

Betway Italian Betting Site

7. Betway Italy

Monthly Visitors: 56,137

Percent of Visitors: 99.26%


Betclic Italian Betting Site

8. Betclic Italy

Monthly Visitors: 35,812

Percent of Visitors: 83.58%


 Marathonbet Italian Betting Site

9. Marathonbet Italy

Monthly Visitors: 11,229

Percent of Visitors: 95.82%


Powbet Betting Site

10. Powbet

Monthly Visitors: 9,761

Percent of Visitors: 41.90%

Is Sports Betting Legal in Italy?

Is Sports Betting Legal in Italy?

Back in the early 2000s, Italy was still a country where the gaming industry market was not properly regulated. Thus people in the country were only allowed to place bets exclusively with state-owned monopoly operators while all other bookmakers, including international online bookmakers, were banned.
Since 2009 however, the state has finally properly regulated the market and now allows Italians to place sports bets online, including on international betting sites. The only obligatory condition for operators is that every bookmaker has an ADM license.
Many Italian bettors however, are also successfully betting on the Internet sites of offshore unlicensed online bookmakers.
To date, we have not heard of a single case where such players faced legal consequences for such betting as applied by the state.


Taxes on Winnings in Italy

The state has been liberal in its treatment with regard to the taxation of players who use bookmakers and has not considered the issue of levying a tax on winnings. Thus Italian bettors are completely exempt from paying taxes to the state on their winnings.

How many Italians bet on sports?
Italian Gamblers

According to some reports, up to 20% of adult Italians take part in sports betting at least once a month.
For what could be termed a "football country" this is a completely natural statistical figure.

Which kinds of sports betting are popular in Italy?

First of all of course, in terms of popularity are bets on football, including those placed on matches in the Serie A which is the highest level national league of Italy.
Coming in second are bets placed on competitions in the following sports: tennis, basketball, volleyball, golf and cycling.

Top 10 Bookmakers
Updated in April 2024