LAST MINUTE- Advertising returns to online casinos. From today, June 11, advertising is allowed in online casinos in Spain. Gambling operators will be able to re-advertise bonuses and promotions on their websites, in addition to their brand on television, radio and other audiovisual platforms. Thus, online casinos and betting houses should not wait until June 21, the last day of the State of Alarm in Spain, to promote their offers. Yesterday, June 10, the BOE published the repeal of Article 37 of Royal Decree Law 11/2020 of March 31.
As a consequence of the COVID-19 health crisis, the Government chaired by Pedro Sánchez decided to suspend advertising in online games for the duration of the State of Alarm. A measure not to encourage gambling during confinement, since some institutions had echoed the increase in gambling as a result of confinement. On March 31, the Council of Ministers approved exceptional measures to limit advertising in online gambling and betting. Thus, since April 1, gambling operators have not been able to carry out marketing campaigns. Sending emails, attracting new clients or loyalty of existing users, bonuses and promotions, prizes, … was not allowed.
Advertising in football
The repeal coincides with the return of football. La Liga returns with the match between Sevilla and Betis. Like the gaming operators, the clubs have also abided by the rules set by the Government. However, with the repeal of the Royal Decree, football teams will be able to include the advertising of the casinos in their clothing. Thus, Sevilla will be able to wear the Marathon Bet advertising on their shirt. And football stadiums will be able to keep their billboards.