DGOJ meets European regulators

The gambling authority from Spain, DGOJ, met other European regulators to support a common framework for online gaming.

Spain.- The Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) participated in a meeting with regulators in Europe last week. The official agencies laid the groundwork for a common regulation for the online gaming sector in Europe.

The entities said the aim is to approve a standard for the reporting of supervision information of online gaming operators. The meeting took place on September 12-13 in Brussels, Belgium.

As revealed by the European regulators, operators, game software providers and other bodies, they started the preparation of the draft of the Technical Committee CEN / TC456.

Back in April 2018, the European Commission (EC) approved a measure in which the CEN promotes the development of a standard for reporting online supervision of online gaming operators that can be adopted by national regulators. During that meeting, they created the Technical Committee CEN / TC456 ‘Reporting in support of online gambling supervision’.

As part of that group of organisations that establish the CEN/TC456 committee, the DGOJ collaborates in order to create a unique proposal for a supervisory data model. One finished, the proposal will be submitted for approval.

Football teams in Spain ask for sports betting share

ProLiga, an association that represents more than 250 teams in Spain, requested a review of the percentage that they obtain from bets.

ProLiga argues that second and third division teams must receive contributions from sports betting operations. The association brought its claim to the Ombudsman, based on the May 2011 Law on gambling regulations. They argue that in those regulations they establish a percentage for the development of second division clubs.

Moreover, ProLiga also emphasises that its only interest is to improve players’ contracts and comply with labour obligations. They also want to strengthen the implementation of compliance and integrity programs within its structures.

On the other hand, the teams informed the Higher Sports Council (CSD) about their request to the Ombudsman. They asked for the council’s support in order to reinforce the claim.

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