Spanish gambling regulatory authority – la Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has released its new civic awareness campaign, warning national stakeholders of preventing under-age-gambling and potential sports corruption.
The DGOJ campaign has been launched in partnership with Spain’s federal police force and ‘Central Citizen Unit’.
Titled ‘Con el Deporte no se juega’ – ‘We don’t play with sports’, the DGOJ warns Spanish leisure and commercial premises/establishments of carrying appropriate under-age checks and further duties.
At an integrity level, the DGOJ in-collaboration with Spain’s police force has published new information manuals for amateur (semi-pro) sports clubs informing stakeholders on monitoring potential sports corruption and maintaining athlete integrity.
The DGOJ and Police manuals will be distributed by the Central Citizen Unit to all concerned/related organisations operating across Spain’s seventeen autonomous communities.
The campaign has received the approval of La Liga, with President Javier Tebas stating that the league would help in distributing information across its football network.
The DGOJ details that the campaign marks a new directive for the authority collaborating with national organisations for the ‘common good of limiting gambling harm and maintain the integrity of all sports’.