Tag Archives: Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ)

Spanish regulators launch ‘Decree Project on Safer Gambling Environments’

Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs has published its draft framework of a ‘decree project’ aiming to establish ‘safer gaming environments’, and further consumer gambling safeguards as a federal mandate governing the gambling sector. The project’s foreword saw the Ministry and gambling regulator DGOJ outline comprehensive protective measures that are required to modernise Spain’s Gambling Law of 2011. According to the …

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Gaming in Spain: Responsible gaming carries costs, but technology is constantly improving

Delivering the keynote speech at last week’s Gaming in Spain conference, Director General of the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) Juan García Espinosa underlined that incumbents must ensure that responsible gambling measures are upheld.  Espinosa pointed out that since the market opened up in 2013, with the DGOJ issuing its first online licenses, there has been a successful …

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Spain’s regulator publishes new three-year strategy


Publishing its new three-year strategy, the Spanish gambling regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has confirmed that it will be placing more of a focus upon responsible gambling measures. The new strategy, which is set to last until 2022, intends to promote social responsibility while also ensuring that licensees to develop new products and services. The DGOJ has …

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Spain’s 2019 budget seeks to implement tough betting advertising code

Spanish news sources report that the upcoming 2019 budget will likely carry severe advertising restrictions for licensed gambling/betting incumbents, as the PSOE minority government seeks to revamp Spain’s advertising code. Last week, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (PSOE – Socialist Workers Party) struck a budget proposal deal with socialist Podemos party leader Pablo Iglesias. Branded as Spain’s ‘socially progressive budget’, PSOE …

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Spain sees online gambling revenue soar

Spanish gambling regulator, the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), has revealed that the country’s online gaming market experienced a 26% year-on-year increase in revenue in the 12 months through to December 31, 2015.  Gross gaming revenue for the full year totalled €319.6m (£248.7m), while turnover also increased 28% year-on-year to more than €8bn (£6.2bn). Sports betting served as …

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DGOJ adds Spanish new gambling advertising standards provisions

Spain’s gambling regulator the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), has pushed forward with amendments to the regulations of advertising and marketing of online gambling products to Spanish consumers. The regulator published amendments for online gambling advertising to be added its existing regulatory framework. Under the new terms all operators will have to market their products in accordance with …

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