Spain's Gambling Ad Curbs Facing Challenge

  • Trade group calls restrictions "disproportionate"
  • Group argues clubs will suffer 
  • Minister cites "social alarm" 

Gambling advertising will be restricted to the early-morning hours in Spain and sports clubs will need to end gambling sponsorship contracts at the end of the current season as the Council of Ministers approved a controversial royal decree on Tuesday.

The restrictions were denounced by Spain's biggest online gambling trade group, Jdigital, as "discriminatory, unfair and disproportionate".

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