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Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor

Betway has secured a new agreement with Spanish top-flight football club Real Betis Balompié to become the team’s official shirt sponsor. The two-year agreement will see the operator’s logo feature on Real Betis’ green and white jersey from the start of the 2020/21 La Liga season. In addition, Betway will benefit from additional brand exposure with its logo shown around …

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Betway continues CD Leganés sponsorship

Betway has secured a sponsorship extension with CD Leganés which will see the gambling operator act as the main sponsor for the team during the upcoming season. The agreement, which was initially signed in 2018, comes at a time when the Spanish Ministry of Consumer Affairs is considering proposals which will toughen up regulations on betting companies, including restrictions to …

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Spain launches new action plan on sports integrity

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CONFAD, Spain’s ‘national commission’ for combatting sports manipulation and fraud has published its action plan for 2020/2021, outlining 21 directives to safeguard the integrity of Spanish sports. The action plan overseen by Spain’s Consumer Affairs Ministry, as the government department of Spain’s betting industry seeks to bolster four core areas protecting all levels of Spanish sports; ‘analysis and diagnostics’, ‘awareness …

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Mikel Arana, DGOJ: Spain ends its conflict of interest between football and bookmakers

Mikel Arana, the new Director-General of Spain’s DGOJ, has defended the government for revising the mandate of the approved ‘Royal Decree on Advertising’, which adds further market restrictions and controls on gambling. Speaking to Spanish newspaper El Diario, Arana held his first interview since taking leadership of the DGOJ after replacing long-term incumbent Juan Espinosa as Director-General on 5 May. Last week, …

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Spain bans gambling shirt sponsorships

Gambling companies will no longer be permitted to appear as front-of-shirt sponsors for La Liga clubs next season, according to a report in El Pais. Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón has proposed a series of new draconian measures which will toughen up regulations on betting companies, including restrictions to sponsorship agreements and advertising exposure. Currently, eight clubs in …

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La Liga returns with bookmaker blackout 

La Liga football clubs will be forced to remove all betting related sponsorships and in-stadia promotional materials in accordance with the government’s COVID-19 ‘Social Shield’ decree emergency response.  The top flight of Spanish football will return on Thursday 12 June with the Seville derby (Sevilla FC vs Real Betis) restarting La Liga’s postponed schedule after an 11-week hiatus.  Despite easing …

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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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