Tag Archives: Spain

DGOJ and RFET raise match-fixing standards in Spanish tennis

SBC News DGOJ and RFET raise match-fixing standards in Spanish tennis

The Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) has joined the General Directorate of Gambling Regulation (DGOJ) as the latest partner of the Global Betting Market Research Service.  According to the Spanish tennis governing body, the added information sharing capabilities that the service offers will allow it to better safeguard the sport from suspicious activity. The partnership allows RFET and DGOJ to …

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Spain’s Euskadi region joins DGOJ fight against match-fixing

SBC News Spain’s Euskadi region joins DGOJ fight against match-fixing

Spain’s General Directorate of Gambling Regulation (DGOJ) has welcomed the country’s Euskadi autonomous region (Basque Country) as a sports integrity partner against cases of match-fixing. Thanks to the agreement’s facilitation, the General Administration of the Autonomous Community of Euskadi can now access the Global Research Service that provides a comprehensive view over the betting market.  The Basque Government and its …

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AFE joins DGOF to safeguard betting integrity in Spain

SBC News AFE joins DGOF to safeguard betting integrity in Spain

Spain’s General Directorate of Gambling Regulation (DGOJ) has added the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) to the Global Research Service for the monitoring of betting integrity.  By signing the agreement, AFE can now utilise in-depth data flows to submit information about instances of suspicious bets placed on various sporting events.  The DGOJ further clarified that the service is compliant under …

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Blackstone parks CIRSA IPO plans 

SBC News Blackstone parks CIRSA IPO plans 

CIRSA will not pursue a public listing in 2024, as the investors of the heritage Spanish gambling group have reportedly “parked plans for an IPO”. Concluding 2023 trading, CIRSA announced that it had changed its legal identity to the new name ‘CIRSA Enterprises’, reflecting the firm’s business transformation since its majority acquisition by private equity giant Blackstone in 2018. The …

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Spanish football fights fraudulent gambling with SIGMA

SBC News Spanish football fights fraudulent gambling with SIGMA

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has joined betting market global research service, SIGMA, as part of its fight against illegal sports betting. Through an agreement with the Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DJOG) – dependent on the Ministry of Social Rights, Consumption and Agenda 2030 – the RFEF takes a further step in its work to both …

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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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Spain sees Bustinduy take control of Garzon’s gambling reforms agenda 

SBC News Spain sees Bustinduy take control of Garzon’s gambling reforms agenda 

The Government of Spain has announced Pablo Bustinduy‘s appointment as the new Minister of Social Rights, heading the Ministry of Consumer Affairs. A member of the newly-formed Sumar Party, Bustinduy was among 22 new figures to be appointed by President Pedro Sanchez to the senior cabinet of Spain’s ‘Progressive Left’ coalition government. Following the inconclusive results of a snap General …

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Pragmatic Play sportsbook debuts via DAZN BET in Spain

SBC News Pragmatic Play sportsbook debuts via DAZN BET in Spain

Pragmatic Play has announced the roll-out of its new sportsbook product through a partnership with DAZN BET in Spain. In detail, the launch will see the operator deliver a full-service igaming solution, sports betting, as well as slots, live casino and virtual sports. Simon Gatenby, CMO at DAZN BET, said: “Pragmatic Play has a reputation for technical and creative excellence, …

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DGOJ penalty list highlights black market exposure of Spanish gambling

SBC News DGOJ penalty list highlights black market exposure of Spanish gambling

Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs has reported that fines totalling €71m have been imposed on online gambling businesses during the first half of 2023. The Ministry, which oversees federal governance of Spanish gambling, stated that these penalties were imposed on 30 online gambling firms, in which the most ‘serious infractions’ of unlicensed gambling were fined ‘€5m each and suspended for …

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Spain opens €1.3m grant scheme for research on gambling disorders

SBC News Spain opens €1.3m grant scheme for research on gambling disorders

Spanish authorities have vowed to deepen academic research to bolster the treatment, intervention and prevention of gambling disorders. Yesterday, DGOJ – Spain’s General Directorate of Gambling – announced that 26 projects will receive research grants in the field of ‘gambling disorder prevention’. The initiative is led by Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs, which has reserved €1.3m funding for academic studies …

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