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Repeal of advertising restrictions

June 16, 2020

Repeal of advertising restrictions in the online gaming sector. The Government of Spain has decided to repeal the advertising restrictions approved during the State of Alarm coinciding with the return of La Liga. The Executive of Pedro Sánchez has decided to return “normality” to online gaming operators scheduled for June 21. These measures were approved to combat gambling, as confinement has forced people to stay home and this has triggered online gambling.

No advertising restrictions in the online gaming sector

The Government approved Article 37 of Royal Decree Law 11/2020, which prohibited the advertising of casinos and betting houses while the State of Alarm lasted. However, as of Thursday, June 12, operators can re-advertise bonuses and promotions on their website. In addition to being able to carry out campaigns on television, radio and other audiovisual platforms to promote your brand.

More than two months in which casinos and betting houses have been unable to carry out marketing campaigns to attract new customers or gain loyalty from existing ones, send emails, advertise bonuses or promotions, offer gifts … These measures are carried out by the foreseeable increase in online gambling in full confinement.

Reopening of on-site casinos

Repeal of advertising restrictions. The new normal seems to be installed to stay permanently in the gaming sector. Around 70% of Spain is in Phase 3. A fact that allows breathing space for the gaming industry both face-to-face and online. Since June 1, the provinces in Phase 3 of the de-escalation can open casinos, betting shops, recreational lounges, …

The face-to-face gaming sector has been closed for around three months as a measure to combat COVID-19. The opening is done under strict security and hygiene measures to protect citizens. At the moment, the gaming and betting rooms can open with 50% of the capacity and a maximum of 50 people, including local workers. In addition, they must supply hydroalcoholic angel dispensers, guarantee the minimum interpersonal distance of two meters and ensure the cleanliness of any material in the rooms.

Eva Arroyo

Autora: Eva A. T.

Licenciada en periodismo. Experta en casinos y apuestas deportivas desde hace casi una década.

Exploro el mundo de los juegos de azar con una mirada crítica y analítica. Desvelo los enigmas del juego jamás contados. Cada partida es una nueva oportunidad.