Spain Readies New Gambling Rules

Possibly in force by mid-year

Spain’s Minister of Treasury, María Jesús Montero, in a recent televised interview, confirmed that the Government’s 2019 budget includes a decree on betting and gaming advertising which could possibly come into force mid-year 2019.

The Decreto sobre la Publicidad del Juego Online provision is expected to include a watershed on all TV and radio advertising between 6:00 and 22:00 as well as during any other times when programming is orientated toward minors.

Valencian-based political coalition, Compromís has extensively lobbied for a central government decree, saying “The future of young people is at stake, we can not afford a lost generation because of gambling”.

The specifics of the decree are expected to be publicised within the next few weeks.