Tag Archives: Alberto Garzon

Spanish monopolies ordered to cut sports sponsorship budgets 

The Spanish government has ordered state-owned companies to comply with a 2022 Budget Law order that will demand incumbents to drastically reduce their sports marketing and sponsorship budgets.  Enterprises such as SELAE, Spain’s state-run lotteries society and monopoly counterparts RENFE (rail networks) and Correos (the post office) can no longer spend more than 2% of their accumulated net profits on …

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CNMV guarantees Garzon amendments on safer gambling as a market duty

CNMV, the National Securities Market Commission of Spain has approved amendments made to the 2011 Gaming Law sanctioned by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs. The independent agency responsible for Spain’s financial regulation and market securities endorsed new amendments imposed on the 2011 Gaming Law that require safer gambling provisions to be treated as key criteria for market competition. The business …

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Spain moves to unify fragmented Problem Gambling networks

Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs has launched a public consultation seeking guidance on its objective to overhaul the structure of Spain’s current problem gambling treatment support network, operating across the nation’s 17 autonomous communities.  Launched on 4 January, the consultation forms part of the Ministry’s ongoing ‘Decree Project’ that aims to establish new safer gambling laws that will be adopted …

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Garzon warns of tougher Spanish gambling reforms  

Alberto Garzon, Spain’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, has warned licensed gambling incumbents to prepare for further drastic changes to the country’s gambling laws, which will focus on raising all-around consumer protections and operator conduct.  Appointed last year by Spain’s coalition government to overhaul a fragmented gambling regime, Garzon underlined his ministerial duty in seeking to centralise the governance of gambling …

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Spanish operators warned of Garzón’s tax review intentions

Alberto Garzón, Spain’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, has revealed his department’s intentions to undertake a wholesale review of the country’s gambling’s tax regime across all licensed verticals. The minister made his statement in an interview with Europa Press radio, revealing that Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs had ‘studied potential new formulas to tax gambling and sports betting operators’. Garzón maintained …

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Spanish media is denied its Royal Decree delay injunction

Spain’s approved ‘Royal Decree of Advertising’ will not be delayed or modified, after the Supreme Tribunal struck down an injunction launched by Spanish media trade union the ‘Asociación de Medios de Información’ (AMI). On Friday, the ‘commercial disputes chamber’ of Spain’s Supreme Tribunal rejected AMI’s appeal to postpone the 1 May enforcement of the Royal Decree’s blanket ban on gambling …

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Spanish media trade union contests Royal Decree’s ‘discriminatory timetable’

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The Supreme Tribunal of Spain has accepted an appeal lodged by Spanish media trade union Asociación de Medios de Información (AMI) challenging the amendments of Spain’s Consumer Affairs Ministry on the ‘Royal Decree of Advertising’.  Published in yesterday’s government gazette, the AMI has urged the Supreme Tribunal – Spain’s highest-ranking legal body – to review Consumer Affairs orders that the …

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November to December 2020 in Review: Frantic conclusion sees betting prepared for another year under the spotlight

Betting leadership was provided no time to reflect on the events of an unpredictable year, as November and December developments placed the industry’s future on the line… SBC – Betting shakes off its seasonal slumber as UK government triggers long-awaited gambling review…   Betting faces an uncertain end of year close, as country-by-country European governments reviewed their national lockdown policies seeking …

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Spain to form new body on ‘gambling harmonisation’

Spain’s DGOJ has signed a new ‘collaborative accord’ which aims to establish a ‘new technical body’ charged with harmonising Spain’s federal gambling laws, standards and market controls. The regulatory agency for Spanish gambling will work with ‘UNE’ – the ‘standardisation body’ formed by the Ministry of the Economy to comply with EU competition standards across Spain’s 17 autonomous regions. The …

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January to February 2020 in Review: New year sees betting accept its new duties

SBC recounts the events of an unprecedented and relentless 2020, an unforgettable year that has disrupted all betting components and relationships… SBC – Spain cracks the whip as betting leadership accepts wider responsibility remits European online gambling leadership was given no grace period to ease into a new decade of regulatory complexities, as a newly formed Spanish coalition government signed …

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