09 March, 2017
Catalan regulator reports on minors' exposure to online gambling and betting advertising
Minors in Catalonia are exposed to extensive advertising of online gambling and betting, according to a report issued on 1st March 2017 by the Catalan Audiovisual Council (CAC).
The report notes that these adverts account for up to 45% of all the advertising shown during sports broadcasts on the radio and 20% on TV and are often broadcast before the watershed.
A lack of age-verification is also observed on most of the videos on Internet showing how to gamble, bet and win money in casinos and online sports betting.
Another conclusion is that online gambling is now the primary cause of problem gambling among the -26 years old.
The CAC believes that stricter regulation of online gambling and betting advertising is required in order to guarantee better protection of young people. According to its propositions, a new regulatory framework should set down effective mechanisms preventing under-18s to access online gambling and betting sites and better regulate gambling advertising.
Source: CAC Website