Tag Archives: Mikel López de Torre

Spanish operators commit to ‘code-of-conduct’ regardless of coalition judgement

The DGOJ’s joint committee on gambling standards has reminded online incumbents of their duties and commitments to obey the requirements established by Spain’s new ‘code-of-conduct’ on gambling advertising, which is set to be enforced from 15 January. Despite facing wholesale inbound changes to Spain’s federal gambling laws, online gambling firms will commit to operating under a new code-of-conduct on marketing/advertising …

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EGBA calls for ‘balanced and proportionate’ Spanish regulations

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The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called for the Spanish government to ensure that new gambling regulations are ‘balanced and proportionate’. The EGBA has reiterated its support for the measures, which have been outlined in a 50-page accord published on 30 December by the PSOE government. However, it emphasised that the new measures must be ‘designed in such …

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SBC’s Year In Review: December’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This final edition looks at December and more specifically at an interview with BetConnect’s CEO Daniel Schreiber, the tackling of sports betting corruption, the key to customer loyalty and how sponsorships can lead to the …

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Mikel López de Torre: Promoting core values through sponsorship agreements

Sponsoring a major sports league such as La Liga can allow betting operators to promote core values such as betting integrity and responsible gambling initiatives. Speaking to Mikel López de Torre, chairman of Jdigital, at September’s Betting on Sports, he explained some of the advantages associated with the Jdigital sponsorship of La Liga, and how events such as the upcoming …

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Spanish betting operators reach consensus on advertising controls

Spanish online gambling trade association Jdigital has communicated that it has reached consensus amongst its partners, who will adhere to new advertising/marketing ‘control measures’ strengthening its code of conduct. Jdigital’s new provisions have been approved by the DGOJ’s joint committee on gambling standards, conduct and activities, a research body monitoring the behaviour and ethics of licensed gambling enterprises operating across …

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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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International operators and speakers give Betting on Sports 2019 a global outlook

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Betting on Sports 2019 will reflect the sports betting and igaming sector’s rapid global expansion, with senior representatives of 160 operators from around the world among the 3,500 delegates travelling from 60 countries to attend.  The establishment of an increasing number of regulated online gambling markets has created enticing international opportunities for both operators and suppliers, and as the biggest …

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Jdigital – Spanish Ombudsman holds a ‘misinformed agenda’ on gambling

Mikel López de Torre, President of Spanish online gambling trade body, Jdigital has issued a response to ‘Civic Ombudsman’, Francisco Fernández Marugán, who this week urged the new Spanish government to implement ‘a complete ban on gambling advertising’. Issuing a personal statement, López de Torre details that Fernández Marugán is deeply misinformed in his knowledge of existing Spanish gambling laws …

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No way back! Spain heads for an inevitable gambling reform

Regardless of the outcome of Spain’s General Election this Saturday 28 April, the ensuing government in whatever shape or form will be tasked with reforming the nation’s advertising and gambling codes. The week of Good Friday, Spanish news sources reported that the minority PSOE government had agreed to Podemos party demands on restricting gambling services and betting advertising. Campaigning in …

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jDigital warns of black market consequences if Spain implements tough advertising code

Mikel López de Torre, President of Spanish online gambling trade body jDigital, has warned the government that implementing stringent restrictions on gambling/betting advertising and marketing will be an ‘unnecessary step back for Spain’s gambling market’. Last week, the PSOE minority government agreed with socialist party counterpart Podemos on the provisions of Spain’s 2019 budget, which is set to carry a number …

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