Effect of Spanish advertising restrictions sparks dispute in gambling industry
The Gaming in Spain conference witnessed a contentious debate over the effects of Spain's advertising ban, with conflicting perspectives voiced by industry experts
The impact of Spain's advertising ban on the gambling industry has sparked a heated debate, with differing viewpoints expressed at the Gaming in Spain conference.
Mikel Arana, Director General of the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), defended the ban, citing data showing no significant decline in online player numbers or gross gambling revenue (GGR).
However, other conference participants argued that the stringent advertising restrictions had stifled growth and could be counterproductive. Critics expressed concerns about limiting the industry's ability to attract new customers and create a more balanced market.
Santiago Asensi, a gaming industry lawyer, strongly criticized the advertising ban, considering it detrimental to the industry's development.