Gambling advertising in Spain faces restrictions

Gambling advertising in Spain faces restrictions

The government has decided to authorise gambling advertising in Spain for only a few hours before dawn to prevent problem gambling.

Spain.- Measures to limit the gaming industry in the country will launch in the coming weeks. However, it has already transpired that gambling advertising in Spain will be allowed for 4 hours in the morning. It will cover 1 to 5 a.m.

The Minister of Culture, Alberto Garzón, will meet with industry representatives to explain measures the regulation includes, such as restrictions for gambling advertising in Spain. For that matter, he met with Cejuego, as they had announced earlier this week.

The government explained the measures will cover three axes. On one hand, they’ll establish the hours when gambling advertising in Spain will air. Moreover, advertising must relate to betting on an event that is happening at the time of launching. Finally, they will reduce advertising permissions in general.

After announcing his interest in regulating the operations of the industry, Garzón added that he will seek to dialogue with the representatives to reach an agreement beneficial to all.

“The issue of gambling advertising in Spain is chaos. It is the law of the jungle. It is a public health problem in which we have to intervene,” the Minister of Consumer Affairs had said.

He added: “Some autonomous communities have a list of self-excluded people who know they have a problem. However, if they pass to another autonomous community they can bet. These gaps exist, but there are things to regulate.”

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