Spanish gambling trade association Cejuego’s governance has said it will support the’ drastic measures’ enforced on licenced incumbents by Spain’s newly formed PSOE-Podemos coalition government.
The commercial body, which includes Spanish heritage gambling companies such asCodere, Cirsa, Grupo Orenes and R. Franco among its members, underlined its support for the signing of PSOE-Podemos on a long-awaited Royal Decree implementing reforms on Spanish gambling advertising.
Speaking to the national media, Alejandro Landaluce, President of Cejuego, said: ‘this is something we have repeatedly asked from different governments’, before backing planned advertising reforms on the ‘scheduling, coverage and messaging of gambling’.
Cejuego has also shown support for the transfer of regulatory supervision of gambling to Spain’s Consumer Affairs Department–’ as long as legal certainty for the development of our business activities is strengthened.’
The PSOE-Podemos coalition government has handed over an enlarged portfolio to oversee the implementation of gambling regulatory reform, announcing the appointment of Podemos Deputy Alberto Garzon as the new Minister of Consumer Affairs.
All Spanish gambling stakeholders are now waiting for PSOE-Podemos to publish its’ coalition programme’ governing terms in which agreed reforms will be officially revealed.
PSOE informed Spanish media last week of inbound concrete guidelines for comprehensive monitoring of gambling commitments across land and digital verticals across all gambling.
Last November, Spanish online gambling players agreed to operate under a new self-enforced’ code of conduct’ regulation established by the jDigital trade body, intended to set new marketing requirements and significantly lower all-round betting advertising coverage.