iGB Intelligence reports iGB Market Monitor December 2018 - Page 9

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 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 1Q17 2Q17 3Q17 4Q17 1Q18 2Q18 Source: DGOJ Chart 5: Sports betting GGY Jun17-Jun18 (€m) 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Jun-17 Jul-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 Dec-17 Jan-18 Feb-18 Mar-18 Apr-18 May-18 Jun-18 Source: DGOJ iGaming Business Market Monitor • December 2018 6