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Madrid Council puts a firm break on gambling establishments

Madrid City Council has followed the lead of its Barcelona counterpart by confirming that it will freeze all further gambling-related retail concessions from opening within its municipal district. The decision has been confirmed by Madrid Council President Isabel Diaz Ayuso, who stated that the city’s executive would maintain the measure until the Spanish government implements its long-awaited federal decree on gambling. …

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Valencia moves to revamp its autonomous gambling code

Valencia becomes the latest Spanish autonomous region to update its laws governing gambling establishments operating within its municipality. Concluding its plenary session, Valencia’s municipal government ‘Generalitat Valenciana‘ confirmed that it had given approval to drafting the ‘Ley del Juego’ bill, moving to establish measures preventing minors from accessing gambling halls and implementing further support programs tackling problem gambling. In its …

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Barcelona City Council gets tough on gambling venues

Barcelona’s City Council has ruled that it will not permit the opening of any new gambling establishments, arcade, bingo hall or casino, as communicated in a statement sent to Catalunya’s municipal government. Barcelona’s executive states that it will trial its mandate for a period of one year in support of the city’s health networks dealing with addiction, and further underling …

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Betting on Sports 2020 heads to Barcelona as flagship event continues growth

SBC (Sports Betting Community) has announced that its flagship Betting on Sports event is to relocate to Barcelona in 2020 as part of international expansion plans across the sports betting and gaming industries. Betting on Sports 2020 will now be held at Fira Barcelona on 8-11 September. Betting on Sports has been staged at Olympia London since 2017 – and …

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Philip Bowcock: William Hill – Nominal response on responsibility has hurt industry’s profile 

Operators who have only donated nominal amounts to GambleAware for research, education and treatment would have been better not bothering, according to William Hill Group CEO Philp Bowcock.  Speaking at World GES in Barcelona, Bowcock touched on this week’s announcement from the UK’s biggest operators to increase the amount of money they provide to GambleAware by a factor of ten, …

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Sportium lauded for its ‘Employee Innovation’ program

Seeking to deliver new products, propositions and directives to market, Ladbrokes and Grupo Cirsa Spanish betting joint venture Sportium has launched its “Sportium Employee Innovation Project” for 2019. The initiative has been backed by Barcelona-based business community Sant Cugat Empresarial, who have praised Sportium leadership for its forward-thinking directive and open employee policies. Closing 2018, Sportium held an open forum …

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Better Collective Spotlight: France’s final World Cup push tops tipster roundup on bettingexpert

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The World Cup semi-final between France and Belgium came out as the top match in 2018 across the bettingexpert tipster community. The match finished 1-0 at the Krestovsky Stadium, as Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti scored the only goal to take Les Bleus into the final. As part of the Better Collective Spotlight series, SBC News also learned that France’s subsequent victory over …

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SBC’s On The Ball – The leaks that rocked football

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition picks out some of the key stories from the leaks by German magazine Der Spiegel. Leaks, leagues and deceit The leaks of German magazine Der Spiegel sent shock waves through world football, unearthing information that could …

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Fonbet lauds link with “strongest football League in the world”

Russian bookmaker Fonbet has become an official partner for Spain’s La Liga on a three year deal, which is set to see “ground-breaking activation’s and brand promotion” begin this year via Project11. Dubbed “unique” for the firm, it marks the time that such a partnership with one of the world’s leading football leagues has been made. Alina Yakirevich, Marketing Director …

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SBC’s On The Ball – La Liga continues quest for US expansion

After a frantic start to the club season, we head into an international break for the inaugural round of fixtures from the much-maligned UEFA Nations League. This edition of On The Ball looks at potential rule changes to the Premier League, as well as some significant progression to La Liga’s US expansion. Catalan Derby in Miami? After protests from both …

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