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GAMBLING INDUSTRY IN SPAIN CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE

Regulation changes continue to put the gambling industry in Spain in trouble and now Galicia and Castilla-La Mancha are in the spotlight.

Spain.- The Spanish authorities continue to aim at the gaming segment with regulatory restrictions. As advertising remains atop the list, they are also targetting the proliferation of gaming rooms and betting shops.

In Galicia, regulation changes will set a 118 limit on gaming rooms and 41 betting shops. The government is on track to pass such rules and, according to the Galician Gambling Commission, they are aimed at closing the market before the publication of the next laws on gaming.

Emiliano García-Page announced new gaming legislation in Castilla-La Mancha as well. The president of the autonomous community wants it to restrict new gambling hall openings.

“We’re becoming very worried about young people getting involved with gambling,” he said. “We want to stop it before it further develops,” he added.

However, the gambling industry in Spain is worried since he also froze ten gaming licences up for approval in 2019. The region is certainly facing tougher laws and gambling may be in trouble.




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