Spain decided to ban gambling sponsorship in sports

30 Oct 2020

shutterstock_1246038214Alberto Garzón, Spain’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, has informed the top La Liga teams that any gambling-related sponsorship agreement must end at the end of the 2020-21 season.

The Royal decree on advertising is about to be published in the coming days. New deals between Spanish football teams and gambling operators will be prohibited. The existing deals will get into a transitional period and should not be continued beyond the end of the current football season.

The main point of concern, according to government sources, was the gamblers’ age. More specifically, the percentage of gamblers between 18-25 years was around 29% 4 years ago. This figure has risen to 40%. The total amount of money spent on gambling has increased as well, reaching a 13% rise in comparison to the previous year’s numbers.

The gist behind the decision taken has a scientific background, which suggests that starting gambling from an early age, may cause future gambling-related harm. Garzón claimed that there is a direct link between betting advertising and the rate of new bettors.

It is worth noting though that betting sites in Spain generated a total gross revenue of €208.9m from the 1st of April up to the 30th of June 2020.

Join and grab exclusive bonuses, daily offers and free bets!

Lay hands on exclusive daily bonuses for members only. These promos are limited and are not advertised on the website.

Yes, I have read the Terms & Conditions and I consent to receiving emails from Bookmakers.bet regarding betting promotions, betting guides and news.

BOOK SPY

The Swedish operator, Betsson, has announced a partnership with Brazil’s Campeonato Pernambucano for the tournament’s 108th edition. The bookmaker wil...

Read more »

Every day we get bombarded by dozens if not hundreds of extravagant remarks by various online sportsbooks claiming to be the best when it comes to odd...

Read more »

The online sports betting site 888sports has made a two-year deal with the Bundesliga top-tier team RB Leipzig. As a part of this new partnership 888s...

Read more »

The gaming regulator of Sweden, Spelinspektionen, based on the country’s Gambling Act that was presented back in October 2021, announced that it...

Read more »

Stake.com has made its official entry into the UK market since securing a UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) license earlier this year. The bookmaker will ...

Read more »

Swedish Elite Football (SEF) and Unibet present a new collaboration where more than 1,000 active professional football players and coaches will take o...

Read more »

The gaming regulator of Switzerland Gespa announced a new president of the board, Jean-Michel Cina, who will replace the former president Jean-Francoi...

Read more »

1Xnews, the official portal of 1xBet, has announced an agreement with football club Goa of the Indian Super League. The deal is for the 2021/22 season...

Read more »

The Premier League’s football club Chelsea and its partner, the renowned bookmaker Parimatch, have launched their brand new campaign named ‘The Chosen...

Read more »

According to recent research, gambling-related companies are the most common form of shirt sponsors in European football for another year. Over one fi...

Read more »

LATEST BOOKMAKER PROMOTIONS