The online gambling market in Spain has been expanding and so is gambling addiction. Amidst an outcry against increasing online gambling activities, members of Jdigital, the online gambling trade association in Spain, have agreed to new measures to limit gambling advertising and marketing efforts.
The trade group’s new measures have also been sanctioned by DGOJ’s joint committee on gambling standards, conduct, and activities.
According to the new provisions, the gambling operators will now stop marketing all gambling and betting products that involve active athletes” to promote gambling services.
“This agreement is the result of a long process of almost a year of work and has been possible thanks to the efforts of all operators. We are very happy to be able to reinforce the message of responsibility with the game that the operators promote since the Law of the Game entered into force in 2012,” Mikel López de Torre, President of Jdigital said.
Licensed operators will also display “uniformed messaging” across their adverts and promote responsible gambling messages.
The operators will also not be advertising their products during daytime broadcasting. There is also a “€200 limit” on the welcome bonus offered by operators.
Madrid Council President Isabel Diaz Ayuso confirmed the council’s decision and said that the city’s executive would hold the decision of the council and would concede only when the Spanish government implements its long-awaited federal decree on gambling.