Tag Archives: Alberto Garzon

Spanish football granted a one-season transition on betting sponsorships 

Spanish football clubs and licensed bookmakers have been given a light reprieve, as Spain’s Consumer Affairs Ministry confirms that existing betting sponsorships will be allowed to continue until the end of the season.   The order is reported to have been signed-off by Alberto Garzon, Spain’s Consumer Affairs Minister, who has been charged with spearheading the federal reform of Spanish …

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Spain moves forward on federal self-exclusion registry

The regional governments of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities have agreed to collaborate in developing an ‘interconnected self-exclusion registry’ covering all forms of gambling (land-based and digital). The decision follows a meeting of Spain’s ‘Gambling Policy Council’, chaired by Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón. The development of a central gambling self-exclusion scheme was majority approved, with the government of Catalonia …

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Alberto Garzon: October marks a new era for Spanish gambling beyond sponsorship restrictions

La Liga football clubs have been placed in direct conflict with Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs having renewed their betting sponsorships and partnerships ahead of the imminent enforcement of Spain’s federal Royal Decree on Advertising. This weekend, as La Liga commenced its 2020/2021 season, Alberto Garzon – Spain’s Minister of Consumer Affairs -lambasted football clubs for purposely undermining the Decree’s …

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Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale

Andrea Vota, new Director-General of Jdigital has stated that Alberto Garzon, Spain’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, charged with overseeing federal gambling legislations, “knows full well that he is leading Spain towards a proliferation of illegal gambling websites, targeting vulnerable players”. Vota who in July took leadership of Jdigital replacing Mikel Lopez de Torre has taken the responsibility of the online …

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Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor

Betway has secured a new agreement with Spanish top-flight football club Real Betis Balompié to become the team’s official shirt sponsor. The two-year agreement will see the operator’s logo feature on Real Betis’ green and white jersey from the start of the 2020/21 La Liga season. In addition, Betway will benefit from additional brand exposure with its logo shown around …

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Betway continues CD Leganés sponsorship

Betway has secured a sponsorship extension with CD Leganés which will see the gambling operator act as the main sponsor for the team during the upcoming season. The agreement, which was initially signed in 2018, comes at a time when the Spanish Ministry of Consumer Affairs is considering proposals which will toughen up regulations on betting companies, including restrictions to …

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Spain launches new action plan on sports integrity

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CONFAD, Spain’s ‘national commission’ for combatting sports manipulation and fraud has published its action plan for 2020/2021, outlining 21 directives to safeguard the integrity of Spanish sports. The action plan overseen by Spain’s Consumer Affairs Ministry, as the government department of Spain’s betting industry seeks to bolster four core areas protecting all levels of Spanish sports; ‘analysis and diagnostics’, ‘awareness …

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Mikel Arana, DGOJ: Spain ends its conflict of interest between football and bookmakers

Mikel Arana, the new Director-General of Spain’s DGOJ, has defended the government for revising the mandate of the approved ‘Royal Decree on Advertising’, which adds further market restrictions and controls on gambling. Speaking to Spanish newspaper El Diario, Arana held his first interview since taking leadership of the DGOJ after replacing long-term incumbent Juan Espinosa as Director-General on 5 May. Last week, …

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Spain bans gambling shirt sponsorships

Gambling companies will no longer be permitted to appear as front-of-shirt sponsors for La Liga clubs next season, according to a report in El Pais. Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón has proposed a series of new draconian measures which will toughen up regulations on betting companies, including restrictions to sponsorship agreements and advertising exposure. Currently, eight clubs in …

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La Liga returns with bookmaker blackout 

La Liga football clubs will be forced to remove all betting related sponsorships and in-stadia promotional materials in accordance with the government’s COVID-19 ‘Social Shield’ decree emergency response.  The top flight of Spanish football will return on Thursday 12 June with the Seville derby (Sevilla FC vs Real Betis) restarting La Liga’s postponed schedule after an 11-week hiatus.  Despite easing …

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