European Gaming and Betting Association Supports Gambling in Spain

13 Jan 2020

To help with the advancements of gambling regulations within Spain, the European Gaming and Betting Association has decided to offer its support on the matter. Their first offer of advice shall be to help the regulations be more balanced and created in a way that support the gambling community as a whole rather than undermining it.

The news comes in the wake of the new proposals considered by the governing parties on gambling within Spainish casinos. The primary focus on these new directives is to further increase customer safety, increase restrictions on advertising and review the taxes for online gambling, so the country knows how much money it is making.

The EGBA happily welcomes any other organizations that can help Spain create new policies to enforce these new objectives. The PSOE and Podemos parties have issued a 50-page accord that introduces new policies and measures which can support the ideals of the Spanish government. They also form the new coalition which will be governing these areas altogether.

The secretary-general of the EGBA, Maarten Haijer, issued the following statement in regard to the matter at hand.

“The Spanish government should pay attention to this risk and ensure that new measures, which might be considered, are mindful of the need to ensure a high participation rate of players in the Spanish regulated market, rather than the offshore market,” Maarten Haijer said.

With more and more players coming into Spain to participate in its growing market, these new policies are needed now more than ever. The old system has run its course and cannot operate on the level that the current gambling field has reached thanks to the rising developments. This especially is dangerous since many illegal and offshore websites have been operating under the old policy’s radar.

Gambling advertising will be the first step in its course of action, as this is proven to impact the risk of problem gambling the most.

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