Consumer discontent with gambling advertising has reached breaking point in a range of jurisdictions around the world, with a wave of restrictions currently sweeping across Europe.

Gambling adverts have been totally outlawed by Italy’s new populist government, while in the UK new Gambling Commission powers all but guarantee tougher enforcement against operators who breach responsible marketing guidelines.

In both Belgium and Spain there are impending changes to legislation that will restrict the ability to advertise gambling and in several other countries the subject remains high on the political agenda.

Interactive map up to date as of October 9, 2019.

See below for GamblingCompliance’s coverage of regulatory developments affecting gambling advertising.

Insight & Analysis

An amended voluntary gambling advertising code promoted by Jdigital, a Spanish online gambling trade group, would set limits on bonus advertising and the use of sports stars, but it would not bar advertising during live sporting events.

Georgia’s national public broadcaster will not accept any gambling adverts from the start of next year as it believes that there are clear...

Lithuania has added even tougher limits to its already harsh advertising rules, as the country’s gross gaming revenue dramatically...

Regulatory Research

To date, a formal licensing process under Law No. 4002/2011 has not been implemented in Greece. However, a law regulating a new licensing...
Belgian lawyer Tatjana Klaeser provides insight on the recent changes to the legal gambling framework in the country, particularly the...
Advertising is one of the most hotly discussed topics in the European gambling industry. In this map, GamblingCompliance shows the current...

Data

Latest quarterly data from Swedish-listed Catena Media. The data released for the company contains the following information: Revenues by business segment, total operating expenses, operating profit...

GamblingCompliance report on the market size, market shares and projected growth of the UK online gambling market by product vertical.Based...