Tag Archives: Jdigital

Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale

Andrea Vota, new Director-General of Jdigital has stated that Alberto Garzon, Spain’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, charged with overseeing federal gambling legislations, “knows full well that he is leading Spain towards a proliferation of illegal gambling websites, targeting vulnerable players”. Vota who in July took leadership of Jdigital replacing Mikel Lopez de Torre has taken the responsibility of the online …

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Andrea Vota named director general of Jdigital

Following an Extraordinary Assembly, Spanish trade association Jdigital has approved the appointment of Andrea Vota as the new director general. Vota, who’s appointment gained unanimous approval, is a consultant specializing in political stakeholder management and corporate communications. He has formerly worked for international Public Affairs firm Political Intelligence and as public affairs lead for German professional IT services provider CIRC. …

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Jdigital appeals Spanish decree orders to EC courts

Spain’s Jdigital has submitted a ‘compendium of arguments’ to the European Commission (EC) highlighting that the introduction of the Draft Royal Decree breaches EU law on business practices and fair market arrangements. Jdigital, with the backing of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), argues that the Royal Draft Decree had not been subject to ‘public consultation’, and that it …

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Mikel López de Torre: Jdigital – Spanish gambling has been served an unnecessary blow

Mikel López de Torre, President of Spanish online gambling trade association  Jdigital has fired back at the government fast-tracking agreed measures of Spain’s Royal Decree on advertising. To the surprise of betting incumbents, on Wednesday Spain’s Council of Ministers approved a package of temporary measures supporting health networks and emergency services battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Amongst the measures branded as …

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Spain to enforce four-hour gambling advertising window

Spain’s Consumer Affairs Ministry has recommended that gambling-related content be limited to a ‘four-hour advertising period’ implemented federally from 1-5 am across all Spanish communities. The Ministry’s strict advertising window follows a meeting with the leaders of Spanish gambling trade associations CeJuego (retail) and Jdigital (online gambling). The ‘after-hours’ restriction will be initially implemented across TV and radio formats, forming the …

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Spanish coalition pact outlines gambling reform as a ‘concrete directive’

Spanish news sources report that gambling incumbents are set to be hit with further restrictions and reforms as the PSOE minority government agrees to a ‘governing pact’, forming a socialist coalition with minority partner Podemos. This weekend, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (PSOE) negotiated coalition terms with Podemos counterpart Pablo Iglesias, seeking to break through a political impasse which saw Spain …

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SBC’s Year In Review: December’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This final edition looks at December and more specifically at an interview with BetConnect’s CEO Daniel Schreiber, the tackling of sports betting corruption, the key to customer loyalty and how sponsorships can lead to the …

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Mikel López de Torre: Promoting core values through sponsorship agreements

Sponsoring a major sports league such as La Liga can allow betting operators to promote core values such as betting integrity and responsible gambling initiatives. Speaking to Mikel López de Torre, chairman of Jdigital, at September’s Betting on Sports, he explained some of the advantages associated with the Jdigital sponsorship of La Liga, and how events such as the upcoming …

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Spanish betting operators reach consensus on advertising controls

Spanish online gambling trade association Jdigital has communicated that it has reached consensus amongst its partners, who will adhere to new advertising/marketing ‘control measures’ strengthening its code of conduct. Jdigital’s new provisions have been approved by the DGOJ’s joint committee on gambling standards, conduct and activities, a research body monitoring the behaviour and ethics of licensed gambling enterprises operating across …

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Mikel López de Torre, Jdigital: Technology has been key in tackling problem gambling

Legislation and technology can play a key role in tackling problem gambling, and in recent years, Spain has prioritised its player protection measures in a bid to combat problem gambling. Speaking at the recent Betting on Sports, Chairman of Jdigital Mikel López de Torre explained that the Spanish regulation has developed its policies with the protection of its players in mind. He explained: “It …

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