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Jdigital bolsters integrity training as sports corruption is placed at forefront of Spanish reforms

Jdigital, Spain’s online gambling trade association, has shared knowledge and insights on match-fixing and sports corruption with the National Police Department. This week in Barcelona, Jorge Hinojosa, Director General of Jdigital, participated in a series of workshops organised by the Training & Development unit of Spain’s police department.  Jdigital’s workshops aim to strengthen the training of police officers across Spanish …

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Spain to vote on DGOJ to take ‘central control’ of betting fraud duties 

Spain’s Congress of Deputies has approved for MPs to vote on a set of new measures to be applied to ‘The Gambling Law’ that will strengthen the “state’s control on monitoring betting fraud to help tackle sports corruption”.  The Congress that serves as Parliament’s ‘legislative review branch’ voted unanimously in favour (343 votes / 0 against) of approving amendments that …

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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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Spain the focus for Altenar’s ‘Coffee Break’ series return

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“Let’s talk about Spain,” said Altenar COO Dinos Stranomitis, as the sportsbook provider prepares its team for this month’s SBC Summit Barcelona (21-24 September). Speaking on the first episode in the second season of ‘Coffee Break‘ with Altenar, Stranomitis suggested that certification for sports betting operators in Spain is a ‘little bit tougher’ than in other countries.  “In comparison with …

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High Council of Spanish Sports commits to Integrity monitoring by DGOJ 

Spain’s Consejo Superior del Deporte (CSD) – the high council of sports governance has confirmed that its membership body will track all sporting events using the ‘Alert System’ – operated by DGOJ Spain’s federal gambling regulator.    The resolution follows a new cooperative agreement formed by the CSD and DGOJ with the aim of preventing and combating fraud across all levels …

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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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Dima Reiderman: Maintaining momentum in Spain’s disrupted igaming landscape

Following the publication of  the ‘Spain Betting Focus‘ report, BtoBet revealed that online casino growth had ‘closed the gap in the fight for the largest market share by vertical.’ Speaking to SBCNoticias, BtoBet COO Dima Reiderman outlined the growth prospects of the Spanish market following its continued adjustment to Royal Decree orders, as well as COVID-19 impacts on sports betting …

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DGOJ secures rights to reform Spain’s fragmented self-exclusion registry 

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Spain’s 17 autonomous communities have agreed to establish a cooperative framework on the management and data sharing of their individual gambling self-exclusion networks.  The principles of a cooperative framework were agreed upon at a meeting of Spain’s ‘Gambling Policy Council’, chaired by DGOJ Secretary-General Mikel Arana. To date, the majority of Spain’s autonomous communities have individually maintained their player gambling …

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Sportium takes ownership of Marca Apuestas

Sportium, the sports betting unit of Grupo Cirsa, has reached an agreement with Spanish news publisher Unidad Editorial SA to take control of the Marca Apuestas (MarcaApuestas.es) sportsbook brand. Marca Apuestas serves as the sports betting subsidiary of Marca (Marca.com), Spain’s highest-selling daily sports newspaper and highest coverage online news portal. Spanish business news source Merca2.es reports that Sportium has …

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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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