Tag Archives: Royal Decree

Spain’s Influencer Law to carry Decree rules on Gambling Advertising

SBC News Spain's Influencer Law to carry Decree rules on Gambling Advertising

Spain aims to be Europe’s trailblazer by adopting the first dedicated framework to regulate the content, standards, and advertising practices of social media influencers. Last Friday, the Council of Ministers received the draft of the New General Law on Audiovisual Communication (LGCA) – commonly referred to as the ‘Influencer Law‘. Filed as a ‘digital transformation’ project by the Ministry of …

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Belgium Addiction Centre tells Kamer to increase gambling age to 21

SBC News Belgium Addiction Centre tells Kamer to increase gambling age to 21

The Belgian Kamer (parliament) has been advised “to raise the minimum age for all gambling activities to 21 years” by VAD – The Flemish Experts Centre on Addiction. The public body recommended the age increase for gambling as one of nine new priorities presented to the government to enhance safeguards and controls against addiction related to drugs, alcohol, gaming, and …

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Spain rejects challenge of Royal Decree on Advertising’s federal status law

SBC News Spain rejects challenge of Royal Decree on Advertising's federal status law

The Constitutional Court of Spain has rejected an appeal of the ‘Royal Decree on Advertising’ to be heard by the Supreme Court. The appeal was brought forward by Jdigital, Spain’s online gambling trade association, which questioned whether the Decree authored by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs had received proper constitutional oversight to be passed into a federal law adopted by …

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DGOJ launches Decree Consultation on deposit limits

SBC News DGOJ launches Decree Consultation on deposit limits

The Spanish government continues to advance its plans to impose stricter compliance enforcements and safer gambling measures on the gambling sector.  The DGOJ, the General Directorate of Spanish Gambling, has launched its second public consultation on the desired reforms outlined by the “Royal Decree on Responsible Gaming Environments”. The consultation, open until 16 October, requires feedback on applying gaming deposit …

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Belgium KSC issues final warning on Royal Decree duties

SBC News Belgium KSC issues final warning on Royal Decree duties

The Kansspel Commissie (KSC), the Gambling Commission of Belgium, has issued a final warning to licensed operators stating they must display ‘mandatory preventative messages’ across all existing communications. The warning follows the Belgian government enforcing its Royal Decree from 1 July, which imposed a blanket ban on all forms of betting/gambling advertising across all media platforms. Despite the advertising ban, …

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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: Royal Decree stands but will require its constitutional ruling

SBC News Spain: Royal Decree stands but will require its constitutional ruling

The Tribunal for Spain’s Supreme Court has ruled that the Royal Decree on Advertising cannot be suspended, despite ongoing questions related to its enforcement breaching Spain’s constitutional laws. The ruling responded to an appeal made by Spanish online gambling trade association Jdigital, which argued that the Royal Decree be suspended as it had not received a ‘constitutional review’ to be …

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Jdigital: Heavy-handed Decree has stunted Spanish gambling’s market development

SBC News Jdigital: Heavy-handed Decree has stunted Spanish gambling's market development

Jdigital – Spain’s online gambling trade association has stated that the market has begun to suffer ‘negative evolution’ of overbearing regulations and policies, set by Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs.  Citing official DGOJ figures tracking the Q1 performance, Jdigital noted that a 15% decline in turnover, marked the fourth consecutive quarterly decline for Spain’s regulated online gambling marketplace. Of heightened …

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Jdigital to argue for a constitutional probe of Spain’s blanket ban on gambling advertising  

SBC News Jdigital to argue for a constitutional probe of Spain’s blanket ban on gambling advertising  

Spanish online gambling trade association Jdigital has reported positive developments on its joint appeal against the Royal Decree on Advertising which imposed a federal ban on gambling advertising across Spain’s 17 autonomous communities.  Last week, Spain’s Supreme Court informed stakeholders that Jdigital’s appeal, sanctioned with Spanish media counterpart AMI, could be put forward for a Constitutional Review. Back in January …

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GiG Comply: Helping operators adapt to the fast-changing compliance landscape

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“If you don’t value compliance then you don’t have a sustainable business model,” said GiG Head of Performance Marketing Jonas Petersen, who explained why GiG Comply is now a crucial companion for gambling operators adapting to the fast-changing compliance landscape. GiG Comply provides a web application software that allows operators to monitor their affiliate marketing websites for content including links, …

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