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Spain the focus for Altenar’s ‘Coffee Break’ series return

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“Let’s talk about Spain,” said Altenar COO Dinos Stranomitis, as the sportsbook provider prepares its team for this month’s SBC Summit Barcelona (21-24 September). Speaking on the first episode in the second season of ‘Coffee Break‘ with Altenar, Stranomitis suggested that certification for sports betting operators in Spain is a ‘little bit tougher’ than in other countries.  “In comparison with …

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High Council of Spanish Sports commits to Integrity monitoring by DGOJ 

Spain’s Consejo Superior del Deporte (CSD) – the high council of sports governance has confirmed that its membership body will track all sporting events using the ‘Alert System’ – operated by DGOJ Spain’s federal gambling regulator.    The resolution follows a new cooperative agreement formed by the CSD and DGOJ with the aim of preventing and combating fraud across all levels …

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Garzon warns of tougher Spanish gambling reforms  

Alberto Garzon, Spain’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, has warned licensed gambling incumbents to prepare for further drastic changes to the country’s gambling laws, which will focus on raising all-around consumer protections and operator conduct.  Appointed last year by Spain’s coalition government to overhaul a fragmented gambling regime, Garzon underlined his ministerial duty in seeking to centralise the governance of gambling …

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Dima Reiderman: Maintaining momentum in Spain’s disrupted igaming landscape

Following the publication of  the ‘Spain Betting Focus‘ report, BtoBet revealed that online casino growth had ‘closed the gap in the fight for the largest market share by vertical.’ Speaking to SBCNoticias, BtoBet COO Dima Reiderman outlined the growth prospects of the Spanish market following its continued adjustment to Royal Decree orders, as well as COVID-19 impacts on sports betting …

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DGOJ secures rights to reform Spain’s fragmented self-exclusion registry 

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Spain’s 17 autonomous communities have agreed to establish a cooperative framework on the management and data sharing of their individual gambling self-exclusion networks.  The principles of a cooperative framework were agreed upon at a meeting of Spain’s ‘Gambling Policy Council’, chaired by DGOJ Secretary-General Mikel Arana. To date, the majority of Spain’s autonomous communities have individually maintained their player gambling …

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Sportium takes ownership of Marca Apuestas

Sportium, the sports betting unit of Grupo Cirsa, has reached an agreement with Spanish news publisher Unidad Editorial SA to take control of the Marca Apuestas (MarcaApuestas.es) sportsbook brand. Marca Apuestas serves as the sports betting subsidiary of Marca (Marca.com), Spain’s highest-selling daily sports newspaper and highest coverage online news portal. Spanish business news source Merca2.es reports that Sportium has …

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Spanish operators warned of Garzón’s tax review intentions

Alberto Garzón, Spain’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, has revealed his department’s intentions to undertake a wholesale review of the country’s gambling’s tax regime across all licensed verticals. The minister made his statement in an interview with Europa Press radio, revealing that Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs had ‘studied potential new formulas to tax gambling and sports betting operators’. Garzón maintained …

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Spain launches public consultation on tricky loot box judgement

Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs has launched a public consultation seeking guidance on how to ‘modify the Gaming Law’ to include loot boxes as a gambling vertical.  The consultation has been launched with the primary focus of updating Spain’s gambling laws to allow regulatory agencies to judge consumer interactions on in-game purchases and incentives that require a financial transaction. An …

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Jdigital orders Supreme challenge against Royal Decree federal enforcement

Spanish online gambling trade association Jdigital has confirmed that its appeal against the gambling amendments of the ‘Royal Decree on Advertising’ has been accepted by Spain’s Supreme Court. Representing the interest of Spain’s licensed online gambling incumbents, Jdigital takes its existing dispute with the Ministry of Consumer Affairs to Spain’s highest-ranking law court. The trade association maintains that the decree …

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Spanish media trade union contests Royal Decree’s ‘discriminatory timetable’

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The Supreme Tribunal of Spain has accepted an appeal lodged by Spanish media trade union Asociación de Medios de Información (AMI) challenging the amendments of Spain’s Consumer Affairs Ministry on the ‘Royal Decree of Advertising’.  Published in yesterday’s government gazette, the AMI has urged the Supreme Tribunal – Spain’s highest-ranking legal body – to review Consumer Affairs orders that the …

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