JDigital hits back at Spain’s proposed advertising ban

Erin Gallagher | May 24, 2019

JDigital hits back at Spain’s proposed advertising ban
Spain’s leading online gambling trade association, JDigital, has rejected calls from the country’s ombudsman to issue a blanket ban on gambling advertisements claiming that there is a lack of understanding of gambling and advertising regulations and other key details relating to the sector. Mikel López de Torre has stated that many of the ombudsman’s recommendations, which were made earlier this week, are actually already in place and working well and that there is no need for a complete overhaul of the country’s licensing and advertising regimes. “We were very surprised by the note from the Ombudsman for a number of reasons,” López de Torre said. “It shows he does not know how the gambling regulatory framework operates in Spain. It also suggests he is unaware of the fact that problem gambling is already covered by the National Plan on Drugs’ epidemic studies. This actually shows that problem gambling prevalence in Spain is among the lowest in the world at 0.3%.

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