Tag Archives: PSOE

Spain approves Royal Advertising Decree into federal law 

This morning’s sitting of Spain’s Council of Ministers has approved the formal passing of the ‘Royal Decree on Advertising’ ushering in a new era for Spanish gambling.  Enforced as a federal law, Spain’s autonomous communities will apply a ‘night time window of 1-5 am’ in which gambling advertising (excluding ONCE and SELAE lotteries) will be allowed to be broadcast across …

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Spain orders ‘social shield’ to fast track gambling advertising window

An emergency meeting held by Spain’s Council of Ministers has fast-tracked measures of the government’s approved Royal Decree on advertising. Yesterday, Spanish ministers approved a raft of temporary ‘social shield’ provisions aimed at protecting citizens during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, which has ravaged the country’s healthcare networks. The Spanish government has implemented the strictest lockdown, social distancing and isolation measures …

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FACUA lambasts Spanish advertising decree for maintaining football sponsorships

Spain’s long-awaited Royal Decree on Advertising is expected to cut gambling communications by 80 per cent, with the country’s government seeking to clamp down on a variety of betting-related marketing activities. The left-wing coalition, formed by the PSOE and Podemos parties, is expected to tighten restrictions on betting advertising channels after claiming that the gambling industry was ‘over-exposed to young audiences’. Market critics cite …

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Espinosa maintains DGOJ leadership ahead of Spanish gambling overhaul

Juan Garcia Espinosa will maintain his position as Director-General of Spanish gambling regulatory authority – Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ). On Wednesday, Spain’s newly formed PSOE and Podemos coalition government concluded a Council of Ministers meeting, in which ‘structural changes’ to Spanish ministerial departments were confirmed. Despite sanctioning significant ministerial changes, Spain’s ‘socialist union’ coalition government has chosen …

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Garzón warns Spanish gambling that sweeping changes are imminent

Spanish gambling incumbents have been put on alert, after Alberto Garzón – Spain’s new Consumer Affairs Minister -confirmed that he will announce new industry measures ‘within two to three weeks’. Garzón made his statement on Spanish broadcaster La Sexta’s weekend current affairs programme ‘El Objetivo’ underlining that new federal measures were needed to protect Spanish communities from ‘the extremes of gambling’. Since the …

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Spanish consumer watchdog instructs coalition to replicate ‘UK credit ban’

Spanish independent consumer watchdog FACUA ‘Consumidores en Acción’ (‘consumers in action’) has advised Podemos deputy Alberto Garzon to implement a ban on credit card wagering across all gambling verticals. Garzon is set to serve as Spain’s Minister of Consumer Affairs within the newly established PSOE-Podemos left-wing coalition government. Seeking closer scrutiny of Spain’s regulated gambling marketplace, PSOE-Podemos has transferred full …

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Cejuego backs Spanish coalition’s gambling agenda

The governance of Spanish gambling trade association Cejuego has said that it will back the ‘drastic measures’ enforced by Spain’s newly formed PSOE-Podemos coalition government on licensed incumbents. The trade body, which counts Spanish heritage gambling firms Codere, Cirsa, Grupo Orenes and R. Franco amongst its members, has underlined its support for PSOE-Podemos signing off on a long-awaited Royal Decree implementing …

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Sanchez catches a break as Spanish gambling awaits its final judgement

Spain has broken its 10-month political deadlock after acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez secured a narrow vote of confidence, allowing the embattled PSOE party to form a ‘socialist coalition’ with minority partner Podemos. Hosting Spain’s second parliamentary vote in four days, yesterday Sanchez squeaked the minimum 167 votes (165 against) needed to form a new government, as Basque MPs joined …

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Inbound Spanish Coalition appoints Alberto Garzon as gambling supervisor

Despite failing to secure a parliamentary majority, the agreed ‘socialist coalition’ of PSOE and Podemos (minority partner) have confirmed that Alberto Garzon Espinosa will be appointed as Minister of Consumer Affairs to oversee Spain’s gambling regulatory development. On Sunday, Spain’s parliamentary vote saw PSOE leader Pedro Sanchez fail once more in his attempt to secure a governing majority despite Catalan …

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Spanish coalition pact outlines gambling reform as a ‘concrete directive’

Spanish news sources report that gambling incumbents are set to be hit with further restrictions and reforms as the PSOE minority government agrees to a ‘governing pact’, forming a socialist coalition with minority partner Podemos. This weekend, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (PSOE) negotiated coalition terms with Podemos counterpart Pablo Iglesias, seeking to break through a political impasse which saw Spain …

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