Tag Archives: Alberto Garzon

Betway eyes Sevilla FC sponsorship amid changing Spanish advertising climate 

Betway is gearing up for its biggest Spanish marketing commitment, after reportedly entering discussions to become the official shirt sponsor of Sevilla FC in time for the start of the 2020/2021 La Liga football season.  Spanish football news source Palco23 has reported that Betway is leading the way to replace Marathonbet as lead sponsor of Sevilla, recognised as Andalucía’s biggest …

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Spanish government removes Espinosa from DGOJ leadership

To the surprise of Spanish gambling incumbents, the publishing of Tuesday ministerial gazette announced the appointment of Mikel Arana as new Director-General of the DGOJ – Spain’s gambling regulatory authority. The announcement sees current Director-General Juan Espinosa end his eight-year executive tenure working for the DGOJ, in which he has led the agency for the past three years. His replacement …

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Mikel López de Torre: Jdigital – Spanish gambling has been served an unnecessary blow

Mikel López de Torre, President of Spanish online gambling trade association  Jdigital has fired back at the government fast-tracking agreed measures of Spain’s Royal Decree on advertising. To the surprise of betting incumbents, on Wednesday Spain’s Council of Ministers approved a package of temporary measures supporting health networks and emergency services battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Amongst the measures branded as …

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Spain orders ‘social shield’ to fast track gambling advertising window

An emergency meeting held by Spain’s Council of Ministers has fast-tracked measures of the government’s approved Royal Decree on advertising. Yesterday, Spanish ministers approved a raft of temporary ‘social shield’ provisions aimed at protecting citizens during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, which has ravaged the country’s healthcare networks. The Spanish government has implemented the strictest lockdown, social distancing and isolation measures …

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Codere Chairman calls for political sense following Royal Decree approval

Norman Sorensen, Chairman of Grupo Codere SA, has urged Spanish ministers to maintain reasoned dialogue and analysis of Spain’s gambling sector.  Sorensen made his comment in a letter accompanying Codere’s Bolsa Madrid annual statement, which emphasised that Spanish gambling has been besieged by ‘false beliefs’ and ‘radical political positions’ against its incumbents.  Sorensen’s appeal comes after Spain’s new coalition government …

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FACUA lambasts Spanish advertising decree for maintaining football sponsorships

Spain’s long-awaited Royal Decree on Advertising is expected to cut gambling communications by 80 per cent, with the country’s government seeking to clamp down on a variety of betting-related marketing activities. The left-wing coalition, formed by the PSOE and Podemos parties, is expected to tighten restrictions on betting advertising channels after claiming that the gambling industry was ‘over-exposed to young audiences’. Market critics cite …

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Garzón confirms Royal Decree sign-off on 28 February

Alberto Garzón, Spain’s newly appointed Minister of Consumer Affairs, has revealed that Royal Decree reforms will be formally announced on Friday 28 February. Garzón made his statement addressing civil servants of Spain’s DGOJ gambling regulatory authority at a meeting hosted by the Consumer Affairs Ministry. The long-awaited reforms for Spain’s advertising code on gambling products are to be presented to …

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Cejuego seeks advertising parity for Spanish gambling

Spanish land-based gambling trade association Cejuego has called for advertising regulatory equivalence to be sanctioned federally across all gambling verticals. Writing a letter to its members, Cejuego President Alejandro Landaluce maintained that the trade body supported the planned drastic changes to Spain’s federal advertising code governing gambling content. However, Cejuego governance maintains that new industry advertising standards must encompass the marketing …

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Spain to enforce four-hour gambling advertising window

Spain’s Consumer Affairs Ministry has recommended that gambling-related content be limited to a ‘four-hour advertising period’ implemented federally from 1-5 am across all Spanish communities. The Ministry’s strict advertising window follows a meeting with the leaders of Spanish gambling trade associations CeJuego (retail) and Jdigital (online gambling). The ‘after-hours’ restriction will be initially implemented across TV and radio formats, forming the …

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Garzón warns Spanish gambling that sweeping changes are imminent

Spanish gambling incumbents have been put on alert, after Alberto Garzón – Spain’s new Consumer Affairs Minister -confirmed that he will announce new industry measures ‘within two to three weeks’. Garzón made his statement on Spanish broadcaster La Sexta’s weekend current affairs programme ‘El Objetivo’ underlining that new federal measures were needed to protect Spanish communities from ‘the extremes of gambling’. Since the …

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