Spain Proposes Unified Gambling Law in EU
Spanish MEP Adriana Maldonado has launched an initiative to regulate gambling. She proposed to adopt a single legislation in the field of gambling for all EU countries.
Maldonado believes that this will help to more carefully control the field of gambling on the Internet, since the current format for the exchange of experience between European countries is not enough for effective regulation. The proposal also applies to gambling advertising. According to the deputy, publications about online casinos andbonuses often mislead users, leading to behavior that harms gamblers. They lose large amounts and become addicted to betting.
In 2020, the Spanish government plans to impose serious restrictions on gambling advertising throughout the country. The authorities will allow the display of advertisements for online casinos and bookmakers only from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. The ban will take effect in the next few weeks. Spanish Minister of Culture Alberto Garzón said the government is ready to engage in dialogue with industry representatives to reach an agreement that benefits all parties.