Spanish Regulator Urges Voluntary Ad Restrictions To Combat Crisis

The Spanish gambling regulator (DGOJ) has said the gambling industry must develop voluntary advertising restrictions to combat a crisis driven by growing public concerns and political uncertainty.

Guillermo Sanchez, deputy director of gambling regulation at the DGOJ, does not doubt that the gambling industry in Spain will continue to grow but is concerned that it is experiencing its greatest ever "reputation crisis".

"A lot can be done. Regulation is coming which will absolutely be more restrictive for gambling advertising. We will happily enforce these rules but urge the industry to tackle advertising issues before any regulation is introduced," said Sanchez.

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