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DGOJ Issues a Call for New Responsible Gambling Studies


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DGOJ_ANNOUNCES_SUBSIDIES_FOR_STUDIES_ON_GAMBLING_DISORDERSThe Directorate General for Gambling Regulation (DGOJ) wants to spend more time researching various gambling disorders and problems, and the next step towards that goal is conducting detailed research about the matter and finding ways to help players across Spain.

New research

The body calls all interested companies to conduct their own research on disorders related to gambling. The call was published on April 5, 2024, in the Official State Gazette. The research will last during the whole 2024 financial year, and generous subsidies will be granted to the ones that fulfill the criteria.

On top of that, the prevention of gambling disorders will take more time than it used to. One of the topics of studies will be to research the best practices to prevent problem gambling, as well as potential risks and the consequences the gamblers can experience after facing the issue.

Interested companies will be able to apply until May 6, 2024, and the application will be possible through the portal of the General Directorate for the Regulation of Gambling.

The sum of money that will be granted to the ones chosen to conduct the research is 950,620 euros, and they will be obligated to focus on various disorders related to gambling, as well as their prevention and possible risk factors that can be noticed in some players or groups.

The interested parties will be competing for the funds, and the execution period for all research is set until June 30, 2025.

Spanish gambling regulations

At the moment, several types of betting are regulated in Spain: casino gaming, with games such as slots, table games, roulette, and blackjack; poker; bingo; betting, including sports and horse racing betting, as well as fantasy betting. Social games and skill games aren’t regulated in Spain. The country allows both land-based and online gaming and betting.

When it comes to social responsibility requirements, all licensed operators are obliged to take measures to prevent and treat problem gambling. The requirements include paying attention to potential risk groups, providing the players with all information required in order for them to make a conscious decision, as well as promoting moderate, non-compulsive, and responsible attitudes towards all gambling activities. On top of that, the operators are required to inform the players about prohibitions and forbid minors and persons included in the registry (Register of People Linked to Gambling Operators) from placing their bets. Also, the operators must set daily, weekly, and monthly limits for placing deposits and withdrawals.



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