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Palma to enforce gambling restrictions

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The Spanish city Palma de Mallorca is set to enforce new regulations for bookies and gaming organisations.

Spain.- Multiple cities around Spain are in constant talks to change their regulations, and Palma is one of them. The Palma City Council has announced that it will crack down on betting shops and casinos.

According to Majorca Daily Bulletin, Palma will experience a number of inspections in which regulatory authorities will make sure that bookies and gaming organisations are in compliance with the law.

Moreover, the city is discussing new regulations to restrict gambling activity near schools, children’s leisure areas and centres where minors are involved. Palma might also introduce such restrictions near health centres and care homes.

Spain regulates sports betting advertising

A monitoring commission (Comisión Mixta de Seguimiento de Autocontrol de España) has updated the code of conduct on sports betting. Some of the modifications include specific measures to limit advertising, which include active athletes not being able to participate in gambling advertising.

Local media outlet Jdigital has revealed the changes in the gambling advertising sector after the Spanish Association of Digital Gaming proposed modifications in the code of conduct. The new regulation has the support of the main communication groups in the country.

The sports betting industry in Spain agreed to limit advertising in all audiovisual media. The focus will be on minors and other vulnerable groups. The goal of these gambling advertising modifications is to strengthen consumer protection in Spain.

Moreover, people under 25 won’t be able to participate in gambling advertising and the broadcast schedule will be limited. It also limits the maximum amount of welcome bonuses in advertisements to €200. After advertisements, warning signs will appear detailing responsible and controlled gambling information.

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