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Spain’s Council of Ministers has approved legislation limiting gambling advertising to a four-hour overnight period, beginning at 1am.
Although it excludes some lotteries, the Royal Decree on Advertising applies to all traditional media.
Operators in Spain must also ensure that digital and social media adverts feature ‘age restriction filters’, which must be approved by audiences before viewing.
Additionally, gambling promotions and content can no longer feature endorsements from athletes or other celebrities. Welcome bonuses, meanwhile, will be restricted to a single offer, capped at 100 Euros.
Online operator 32Red is to exit the Italian market on 30 November, with all accounts able to transfer to Unibet.it.
Speaking to SBC, Kindred, which operates the 32Red brand, said the Italy withdrawal was a strategic decision to cement Unibet’s position in the market.
The government of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, is laying the foundations for a liberalised igaming market – a move that will likely impact how Canada chooses to regulate sports betting.
Publishing its provincial budget, Ontario’s legislative assembly will reveal conditions for launching a regulated igaming marketplace. The plans have risen up the agenda as the province looks to address funding shortfalls as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.