EGBA call out stern Spanish gambling ad restrictions

Do a rash of new regulations banning gambling ads in Spain favor state-run gaming enterprises over private ones? That's the gist of a new complaint from the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), an EU-focused trade group that advocates on behalf of EU-facing online operators. According to recent report from GamblingNews.com, the EGBA is calling…

Spanish gambling regulators ready to end sports sponsorships and bonuses

Spanish gambling operators are facing a host of new regulations that will make doing business extremely difficult. Among the new regulations being proposed by Spanish gambling regulators are a ban on sports sponsorships, a ban on welcome bonuses, and some very strict rules on advertising. It's yet another indication that running an online sportsbook or…

Spanish regulates lift COVID-19 gambling ad limits

When the world went into quarantine during the spring of 2020, one of the big concerns for European governments was the impact lockdown would have on their citizen with gambling problems. Would chronic gamblers lose their minds and shirts while stuck at home? Would gambling operators see them as easy prey? Most European governments weren't…

Spanish government imposes harsh new welcome bonus limits on gambling operators

Spanish gaming regulators are imposing a harsh new set of limitations on gambling operators and some of the common practices they use to entice new customers, including that mainstay of the online gambling business, the welcome bonus. The reforms are part of a larger trend that's seen gambling operators across Europe being forced to radically…

Spain readies credit card ban for gambling operators

Life is tough for European facing gambling operators. All across the Continent, and in the UK, lawmakers and regulators are cracking down on an industry they say is operating out of control. Earlier this week, UK regulators made a move to ban the use of credit cards in gambling transactions - a move that's likely…

Spain becomes latest Euro government to focus on gambling regulations

If there's one subject that's really captured the interest of lawmakers across Europe and the UK, it's gambling. From the United Kingdom to Sweden, governmental authorities are cracking down on gambling operators and the way they conduct their business, with a particular focus on their advertising practices and their treatment of problem gamblers. It's a…

Spanish operators impose new gambling ad restrictions

Spanish online gambling operators have introduce a new advertising code that's designed to head off similar, possibly much more draconian, rules from Spanish gaming regulators. It's a move we're seeing repeated by operators across the globe as home governments crack on common practices like bonus offers, while demanding new protections for problem gamblers. The new…

Spain readies gambling advertisement ban

Across the world, lawmakers are considering a host of measures meant to check the growth and influence of the gambling industry, both online and land-based. In the UK, advertisements are scrutinized at a meta-level and stakes at video betting terminals have been reduced to almost nothing. In Australia, operators' advertisements are limited to narrow window…

Spain bans sports betting on games featuring underage players

Spanish gaming regulators have issued a new edict that could make life slightly more complicated for sports betting operators; no wagering on games that are being played primarily by underage athletes. The new rule is part of a larger plan by the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) to combat both match fixing and…

Spanish Online Gambling Revenue Takes Big Q2 Hit

Spanish online gambling revenues took a big hit in Q2 2015 with nearly every sector reporting losses. A report issued by the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), and reported on by CalvinAyre.com, laid bare a dismal few months for Spanish facing operators. Across the board, Spanish online gambling revenue was down a massive…