With the deadlock over 10 months and the formation of a new coalition government in Spain, new rules for gambling are expected to be close to the front line of Pedro Sanchez’s socialist coalition. This is likely to be made clearer if you issue your Coalitions Program, which will include urgently needed measures on the regulatory framework for gambling in Spain.
Alberto Garzon Espinosa has been appointed to the position of Minister for Consumer Affairs as part of the coalition formation. He is therefore monitoring the development of the rules for gambling. He served as Podemos’s deputy and is the leader of Izquierda Unida, the left coalition.
Garzon’s department will take over the regulatory development of gambling, the news agencies said. According to the Spanish news media. This was previously supervised by the Ministry of Finance.
Just days before the announcement, Spanish legislators had already moved to establish a whole new set of gambling operators restrictions in Spain. These new restrictions will be introduced to encourage users to make responsible and accountable use of gambling facilities.
Six specific actions are included in the programme, one aiming especially at the publicity of gambling products and services. The Minister of Consumer Affairs will now control this and use the same standards used to regulate tobacco advertising products.
This creates a much stricter set of guidelines, as publicity for these products changed dramatically 15 years ago. A crackdown was then undertaken to prohibit the entry of tobacco marks into sponsorship with sports organizations or entities, whilst also restricting their marketing in the media. This model is expected to be followed by gambling restrictions.
The new rules will also help players with a much healthier approach to gambling. The government has wanted to be much more proactive to ensure players do not participate in potentially addictive or dangerous gameplay practices that would leave them with profound financial problems.
Additional actions will include brick and mortar gambling venues, some of which will stop until 22:00 pm. They also limit the proximity of these facilities to a school. Casinos and other operators are also obliged to post signs about the risks of excessive gambling. The same applies to tobacco laws.