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 July 16, 2019.

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

Insight & Analysis

The Finnish Prime Minister and the minister of education have given conflicting reviews of the country’s gambling monopoly Veikkaus after the company came under fire for irresponsible advertising.

Despite a triumphant pronouncement from Spain’s ombudsman that the government has accepted his calls for a harsh crackdown on gambling...

Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has suspended most advertising for a review and audit following complaints of irresponsible ads.

Regulatory Research

In July 2019, Puerto Rico adopted legislation that created a new gaming commission and allows a broad rollout of land-based and online...

This tracker, produced by GamblingCompliance, offers our subscribers the opportunity to follow the Advertising Standards Authority's (ASA)...

Romania opened its market and started granting licences for online games of chance in 2016. Together with such developments, gambling ads...

Data

Latest quarterly data from Swedish-listed Raketech. The data released for the company contains the following information: Revenue by source, product & market, direct costs, operating profit and...

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...