Political Pressure On Spanish Gambling Will Only Grow, Executives Say

Chances are high of significant restrictions on gambling advertising in Spain because of a public and political clamour for action, according to panellists at a recent gambling conference.

Last month's Spanish general election, its second this year, left no clear result, but a new coalition is likely to be more gambling unfriendly than the current government, a political expert suggested.

Spanish politics have only become more complex, with 16 parties now represented in parliament, but all are looking to restrict gambling in some way, said Maria Rosa Rotondo, managing partner for Spain at Political Intelligence.

"There are no true allies," she told the audience. "We are basically confronting an entire parliament that is concerned."

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