Tag Archives: Spain

Barcelona City Council gets tough on gambling venues

Barcelona’s City Council has ruled that it will not permit the opening of any new gambling establishments, arcade, bingo hall or casino, as communicated in a statement sent to Catalunya’s municipal government. Barcelona’s executive states that it will trial its mandate for a period of one year in support of the city’s health networks dealing with addiction, and further underling …

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Spain’s DGOJ sanctions autumn clean-up of licensee remits

Four Spanish licensed incumbents have had specific licensee provisions withdrawn ‘for inactivity’ sanctioned by gambling regulatory authority the DGOJ. This October, the DGOJ undertook a review of operators’ current market status, which forced the regulator to terminate specific licensee provision attached to Unidad Editorial Juegos, Beatya Entertainment, Paf Consulting ABP and Winamax Espana. Publishing its judgement, the DGOJ details that …

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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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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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CIRSA gains competition clearance on Sportium takeover

Spain’s Competition & Markets Authority (CNMC) will allow Grupo CIRSA to acquire bookmaker Sportium outright, permitting the Blackstone owned operator the right to purchase Ladbrokes 50% joint-venture shareholding. The CNMC had been forced to review CIRSA’s pending €70 million acquisition of Ladbrokes JV stake in Sportium, which would see CIRSA control Spain’s biggest wagering network made-up of 3,000 retail betting …

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New William Hill campaign plays on community

William Hill is to launch its new marketing campaign this evening by tapping into the social aspect of betting and gaming.  The ‘it’s who you play with’ advertising campaign is the first created by agency 72andSunny Amsterdam since it won the account earlier this summer and continues the marketing shift that William Hill has been following since its Anthony Joshua campaign …

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Rank confirms Portuguese expansion for YoBingo asset

London-listed Rank Group Plc has confirmed that it will expand its Spanish gambling asset ‘YoBingo’ within Portugal’s regulated online gambling marketplace. Publishing Rank’s interim trading results last week, corporate governance highlighted YoBingo as a star performer for the firm’s digital division, generating net-gaming-revenues of £13 million combined with an operating profit of £1.6 million. Issuing a strategic update, Chief Executive …

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Betfred underlines Spanish commitment by sponsoring RCD Mallorca

Betfred has become the latest UK betting incumbent to expand its Spanish football profile, after striking a two-season shirt sponsorship deal with La Liga football club RCD Mallorca. The bookmaker confirmed its first-ever non-UK sponsorship by securing a partnership with the Balearian football club – facilitated by Sportradar’s marketing solution ad:s – ahead of the start of this season’s La Liga …

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Codere shareholders cancel Martinez Sampedro board representation

The boardroom dispute of Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA continues as company shareholders have moved to withdraw outright the governance representation of the enterprise founding Martinez Sampedro family. A Spanish Capital Markets filing has revealed that a majority of Codere shareholders voted at the firm’s annual general meeting to remove brothers’ Jose Antonio (former President) and Luis Javier (former …

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No Mas… Spain moves forward on Ombudsman’s blanket advertising ban

Spanish gambling incumbents have been served their dreaded news, as national media reports that the PSOE minority government will accept ‘all recommendations’ put forward by Spain’s Civic Ombudsman on limiting gambling advertising. Despite holding no constitutional majority, the PSOE government will begin drafting a ‘Royal Decree’ which will establish new gambling advertising restrictions to be implemented as a federal law …

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