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Spain – Spanish industry agrees on gambling ad restrictions

The latest code of advertising conduct has been unanimously approved by the Joint Self-Monitoring Commission. New rules will prohibit active athletes from starring in gambling and betting advertisements. The initiative was put forward by Jdigital – The Spanish trade association of digital gaming. According to Jdigital the industry has undertaken the establishment of additional control…

UK – Gala ad banned over spinning plates

Gala Interactive has been brought to task over a Gala Spins TV advertisement with the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency claiming it ‘implied that gambling involved skill rather than chance, and therefore was socially irresponsible.’ The ad showed a man playing on his tablet. He then made a gesture with his arm before he began to…

Italy – Industry criticises Italy’s blanket ban on gambling advertising

The Italian Senate voted by a narrow majority on August 6 to ban gambling advertising with heavy penalties for non-compliance. After some heated debate, the votes came in at 155 votes for and 125 votes against the decree meaning the new law will come into effect at the start of next year. The author of…

UK – Gambling ads on UK TV will need a constant responsible gambling message

The Industry Group for Responsible Gaming has announced a further enhancement to the Industry Code (‘the Industry Code’) for Socially Responsible Advertising. It requires that throughout each television advert a responsible gambling message or a reference to www.begambleaware.org will appear. The provision will come into force at the end of June 2018. The Code was…