CEJUEGO supports Madrid over licence suspension

CEJUEGO voiced its support for Madrid’s decision to temporarily suspend new licences for gaming venues in the community.

Spain.- Different Spanish jurisdictions have taken controversial measures about gaming and generated criticism. However, Spanish private gaming body CEJUEGO supported the measure Madrid recently took.

They assured that the decision is “prudent and accurate.” As they explained, they had “requested planned measures for sustainable and orderly development in the segment”. Therefore, they consider that the government’s position is positive.


Alejandro Landaluce, General Director of CEJUEGO, said: “We have been working with the government for years. Both with the authorities that regulate gaming in Madrid and in other autonomous communities. We’ve requested planned measures for the gaming sector. That, because they are a guarantee for the sustainable development of the economy. For this reason, and while we wait for the development of new regulations, we see prudent and advisable to temporarily suspend the granting of new licences until then. We are pleased to see the government taking a step towards regulating gaming in the region; in most of the communities that already exists.

The sector has pointed out that it is in favour of planning gaming venues expansion. Also, to regulate distances between educative centres and gaming halls. That, as long as there is legal certainty for already working businesses that can develop with total normality and in a sustainable way.

Access to minors

CEJUEGO pointed out that they have always tried to prevent minors from accessing gaming. They highlighted their “zero tolerance” with such an issue.

“(We work) in the development of technological controls and implementing different measures of gaming access in all its ways.”


CEJUEGO is the main private gaming group in Spain. Its mission is to harmonize and enhance a favourable scenario for the development of the gaming sector. That, while promoting a safe and responsible environment. It has nine members among which are the main companies in the sector: CIRSA, CODERE, CONEI CORPORACION, GRUPO D.C, GRUPO R. FRANCO, GRUPO SERVIMATIC, LUCKIA and ORENES.

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