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Spain’s Euskadi region joins DGOJ fight against match-fixing

SBC News Spain’s Euskadi region joins DGOJ fight against match-fixing

Spain’s General Directorate of Gambling Regulation (DGOJ) has welcomed the country’s Euskadi autonomous region (Basque Country) as a sports integrity partner against cases of match-fixing. Thanks to the agreement’s facilitation, the General Administration of the Autonomous Community of Euskadi can now access the Global Research Service that provides a comprehensive view over the betting market.  The Basque Government and its …

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DGOJ penalty list highlights black market exposure of Spanish gambling

SBC News DGOJ penalty list highlights black market exposure of Spanish gambling

Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs has reported that fines totalling €71m have been imposed on online gambling businesses during the first half of 2023. The Ministry, which oversees federal governance of Spanish gambling, stated that these penalties were imposed on 30 online gambling firms, in which the most ‘serious infractions’ of unlicensed gambling were fined ‘€5m each and suspended for …

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Spain opens €1.3m grant scheme for research on gambling disorders

SBC News Spain opens €1.3m grant scheme for research on gambling disorders

Spanish authorities have vowed to deepen academic research to bolster the treatment, intervention and prevention of gambling disorders. Yesterday, DGOJ – Spain’s General Directorate of Gambling – announced that 26 projects will receive research grants in the field of ‘gambling disorder prevention’. The initiative is led by Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs, which has reserved €1.3m funding for academic studies …

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DGOJ launches consultation for toughest surveillance of Spanish gambling

SBC News DGOJ launches consultation for toughest surveillance of Spanish gambling

DGOJ, Spain’s Directorate General of Gaming, has launched a public consultation on “data requirements needed to update its regulatory framework”. The consultation, which will run until 7 September, seeks feedback from industry stakeholders and the public on the DGOJ’s objective to overhaul the data provided to its ‘information monitoring system’ for Spanish Gambling   The Directorate’s proposal includes modifications to existing …

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DGOJ: Spanish Gambling maintains growth amid Advertising blackout

SBC News DGOJ: Spanish Gambling maintains growth amid Advertising blackout

Spain’s gambling market experienced considerable growth in the first quarter of 2023, despite a significant reduction in marketing expenditure, according to the latest report from the Directorate General of Gaming (DGOJ). The gambling authority published its Q1 financial report, detailing the continued growth of the sector as licensees grapple with stricter regulatory constraints on advertising and customer care duties. The …

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Spain calls for public order on loot boxes

SBC News Spain calls for public order on loot boxes

Alberto Garzón, Spain’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, has ordered his department to draft the first federal controls on loot box interactions. This mandate follows a year-long investigation by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs into loot box purchases/interactions in video games, specifically assessing their potential risk to underage consumers.  The investigation revealed that in Spain, “35% of video games and 55% …

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DGOJ to launch €1.6m fund for Spanish problem gambling RDI

SBC News DGOJ to launch €1.6m fund for Spanish problem gambling RDI

Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs has instructed the General Directorate for Gambling Regulation (DGOJ) to launch a grant scheme to support research on problem gambling harms and addiction. A €1.6m fund has been created to fund projects which will support Spanish healthcare and welfare organisations in preventing problematic gambling, in addition to reducing “industry risks and other related concerns”.  DGOJ …

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Spain approves toughest Decree on Gambling Youth protections

SBC News Spain approves toughest Decree on Gambling Youth protections

As anticipated, Spain’s Council of Ministers has approved the “Royal Decree on Responsible Gaming Environments” to federally enforce new measures and gambling restrictions Adopting the changes across Spain’s 17 autonomous communities, the Council aims to “strengthen the protection of underage and vulnerable consumers, especially those aged 18 to 25.”  The new measures, endorsed by Alberto Garzón, Spain’s Minister of Consumer …

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DGOJ signals to March ascent for new Spanish Gambling Decree

SBC News DGOJ signals to March ascent for new Spanish Gambling Decree

March is set to be a transformative month for Spanish gambling, as the DGOJ holds final ‘plenary sessions’ on the directives of the ‘Royal Decree on Safer Gambling Environments’.  This week, DGOJ Director General Mikel Arana guided Spain’s ‘Responsible Gambling Advisory Council’ through the ‘main novelties and technicalities’ of the Decree. Arana cited confidence that the Royal Decree will secure …

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DGOJ to review ‘sales authorisation’ of Spanish lotteries

SBC News DGOJ to review 'sales authorisation' of Spanish lotteries

Spanish lotteries ONCE and SELAE will be reviewed by the DGOJ – Spain’s directorate for gambling – in relation to how lottery games are marketed and sold to the public. Spanish gambling and media stakeholders have been informed of the DGOJ’s consultation, which seeks feedback on the ‘commercial marketing of lottery games’ allowed across Spain’s autonomous provinces.   The consultation will …

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