Tag Archives: PSOE

KirolBet launches new responsibility campaign amid autonomous restrictions

Basque Country bookmaker KirolBet has launched the ‘second phase’ of its responsible gambling campaign utilising its regional sports partnerships to raise awareness of ‘gambling risks and compulsive behaviours’. Issuing a market update, KirolBet leadership has launched new responsibility specific campaign ‘Haz Caso a los Capitanes’ – ‘Pay Attention to your Captain’ across its retail and digital properties. The Basque Country …

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Spanish regional broadcasters terminate betting advertising

Basque country public broadcaster Euskal Irrati Telebista (EITB) has confirmed that it will no longer broadcast gambling-related advertising across its TV, Radio and digital platforms. The board of EITB issued a statement detailing that its actions were a ‘necessary enforcement’ as a regional broadcaster ‘protecting and safeguarding the right of the most vulnerable against the serious problems of addiction that …

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No way back! Spain heads for an inevitable gambling reform

Regardless of the outcome of Spain’s General Election this Saturday 28 April, the ensuing government in whatever shape or form will be tasked with reforming the nation’s advertising and gambling codes. The week of Good Friday, Spanish news sources reported that the minority PSOE government had agreed to Podemos party demands on restricting gambling services and betting advertising. Campaigning in …

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Podemos sounds Spanish warning signal for betting leadership

Industry leadership will be monitoring the results of the Spanish General Election on Saturday 28 April closely, which could lead to severe ramifications for betting incumbents. Last February, the Spanish Parliament rejected Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s PSOE minority government budget, forcing the PM to call for a snap election – Spain’s third in the past four years. Spanish media indicates …

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jDigital warns of black market consequences if Spain implements tough advertising code

Mikel López de Torre, President of Spanish online gambling trade body jDigital, has warned the government that implementing stringent restrictions on gambling/betting advertising and marketing will be an ‘unnecessary step back for Spain’s gambling market’. Last week, the PSOE minority government agreed with socialist party counterpart Podemos on the provisions of Spain’s 2019 budget, which is set to carry a number …

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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 follows through with tax break for burgeoning online gambling market

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Spain’s Parliament has pushed forward with its 2018 fiscal budget, which will implement a significant 5% tax reduction on a number of online gambling/betting services. Spain cuts taxes on gross gambling revenues from 25% to 20% on a range of industry online verticals including sports and exchange betting, online casino games and horseracing. Despite the recent upheaval in Spanish politics, …

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