Madrid against gambling

Madrid against gambling

Madrid will not grant gambling licences without regional approval and will analyse the operations of 400 rooms.

Spain.- The Community of Madrid will create a working group to limit the development of the local gaming industry. In addition, it will not grant new licenses without regional approval and will investigate the operations of 400 active classrooms.

According to Mariano Fuentes, delegate of Urban Development, the new measures will take effect next month. The official explained that the proliferation of game rooms is worrying (35 new stores in the last 10 months of 2019), especially because they are located in vulnerable neighbourhoods.

Gambling restrictions in Madrid

The expansion of the industry in Spain has generated a wave of restrictions in different communities. Thus, certain limits and impediments were established for the development of the sector in Madrid. Last week, the 8th ANESAR Congress was held in Madrid. There the main referents of the Spanish industry met to share “A look into the future”. In this context, the Minister of Justice, Interior and Victims of the Community of Madrid, Enrique López, revealed plans to tighten the controls to the industry.

As López explained in the event organised by the Spanish Association of Entrepreneurs of Games and Recreation Rooms, they will aim to avoid the involvement of minors in the industry. With this objective, they will launch the Game Planning Decree in the Community of Madrid.

After the country’s central community approved the restrictions, many municipalities turned to that side. Getafe, Fuenlabrada and Alcorcón, for example, limited the game and its expansion, although others could join.

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