Part 1: Spain – the state gives with one hand…
feared. “I think it’s too early to draw conclusions,” style’ regulation for our sector would be
he says. “The Royal Decree that has been in the disproportionate,” she says.
works for two years should address most of these
“According to what has been said in
issues. If this decree gets signed off in the coming parliamentary debates, all indications are there
two-to-three months we will see more clarity on will be restrictions placed on the use of celebrities
this I think.” in any sort of advertising materials,” she adds.
He suggested the likelihood was that controls
“This is of course to further protect minors from
around how marketing addressed the issues of being influenced to gamble. We think the majority
appealing to youngsters and dealing with problem of the restrictions are going to come in the timing
gambling would be front and centre. “The affiliate of when advertisements can be broadcast on
sector will have to deal with some restrictions I am television and radio channels. Our initial view is that
sure, but all within reason,” he adds. the affiliate sector will remain largely as is, once the
Martin-Ortega contends that the threatened
restriction on use of celebrities is followed.”
tobacco-style crackdown has been overstated.
“The online gambling industry is united and has New licensees
sound arguments to contend that a ‘tobacco- The gamble for any prospective new entrant
Chart 4: Year-on-year quarterly % rise
Chart 5: Sports betting GGY Jun17-Jun18 (€m)
iGaming Business Market Monitor • December 2018