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Garzón confirms Royal Decree sign-off on 28 February

Alberto Garzón, Spain’s newly appointed Minister of Consumer Affairs, has revealed that Royal Decree reforms will be formally announced on Friday 28 February. Garzón made his statement addressing civil servants of Spain’s DGOJ gambling regulatory authority at a meeting hosted by the Consumer Affairs Ministry. The long-awaited reforms for Spain’s advertising code on gambling products are to be presented to …

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Espinosa maintains DGOJ leadership ahead of Spanish gambling overhaul

Juan Garcia Espinosa will maintain his position as Director-General of Spanish gambling regulatory authority – Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ). On Wednesday, Spain’s newly formed PSOE and Podemos coalition government concluded a Council of Ministers meeting, in which ‘structural changes’ to Spanish ministerial departments were confirmed. Despite sanctioning significant ministerial changes, Spain’s ‘socialist union’ coalition government has chosen …

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Spanish operators commit to ‘code-of-conduct’ regardless of coalition judgement

The DGOJ’s joint committee on gambling standards has reminded online incumbents of their duties and commitments to obey the requirements established by Spain’s new ‘code-of-conduct’ on gambling advertising, which is set to be enforced from 15 January. Despite facing wholesale inbound changes to Spain’s federal gambling laws, online gambling firms will commit to operating under a new code-of-conduct on marketing/advertising …

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DGOJ reduces red-tape for Spanish tech incumbents

The DGOJ, Spain’s regulatory authority for gambling, has streamlined its approval procedures for technical and operational changes to reduce administrative burdens placed on regulated market incumbents’ tech and product development. Updating the market, the DGOJ confirms that it has reorganised its ‘approval procedure’ attached to the modifications of games, platforms and data centres, which will no longer require authorisation by …

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DGOJ revamps AEAT tax data collaboration

Updating licensed incumbents, Spanish gambling regulator DGOJ has renewed its cooperation agreement with ‘Agencia Tributaria’ (AEAT), Spain’s tax agency. Both institutions confirm that they will move to revamp data and information mechanisms monitoring the tax compliance of Spanish licensed operators, that have been in place since 2014. Establishing new partnership terms, DGOJ officials will have access to the AEAT’s database …

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Spain to outlaw wagering on ‘under 18’ sports

Spain’s DGOJ has approved a number of new provisions to its gambling code, enforcing new measures banning licensed operators from offering betting markets on under-18 sanctioned sporting events. Updating the market, the DGOJ states that it wants to form a ‘clear distinction’ between wagering categories, focused on protecting the integrity of sports where the majority of participants are considered minors. …

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Kindred drops Spanish market pursuit

Kindred Group hits out at proposed Swedish measures

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has this morning confirmed that it will not pursue its licensing application for the regulated Spanish online gambling market. The European online gambling group details that it had begun its DGOJ licensing application process in December 2018. However, a strict deadline to adjust its platform provisions for Spanish market compliance requirements sees Kindred withdraw its application …

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Betfred expansion points towards Spain

Betfred has this morning confirmed that it will enter the regulated Spanish gambling market, having secured DGOJ licences to operate online B2C sportsbook and casino services. Entering 2019, the UK legacy betting group underlined its intentions to launch a Spanish online gambling business, seeking to diversify its market make-up and revenue channels. Confirming Betfred’s Spanish market developments, Group Chief Operating …

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Madrid enforces tougher retail operating framework

The executive of Madrid Province has moved to install tougher restrictions on retail gambling premises, with a view to protecting ‘vulnerable groups’. Issuing its latest legislative update, the Madrid executive has sanctioned new demands on premises, enforcing mandatory customer ID checks and player registrations upon entering gambling establishments. The Madrid executive has stated that new ID protocols must be implemented …

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Spain’s DGOJ launches new civic campaign on protection & integrity

Spanish gambling regulatory authority – la Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has released its new civic awareness campaign, warning national stakeholders of preventing under-age-gambling and potential sports corruption. The DGOJ campaign has been launched in partnership with Spain’s federal police force and ‘Central Citizen Unit’. Titled ‘Con el Deporte no se juega’ – ‘We don’t play with sports’, …

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