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Spain's government is working to implement new restrictions on gambling advertisements, likening the restrictions to those imposed on tobacco products.
The move comes after gambling addiction was classified as a gambling disorder and will see a series of restrictions coming down on the ads. There will likely be a ban on gambling companies sponsoring teams, and you'll likely see a big hit in television and print ads coming into effect. The government was working with operators to sign a voluntary code to adhere to, but there will also be more restrictions coming down the pike.
The move comes as the Spanish Solicast Workers' Party and Unidos Podemos Party worked together to form a coalition government. The two groups are working on a series of different programs and proposals for the upcoming year, with the gambling ad restrictions being just one of the proposals.
We'll be following this story and will update readers as we learn more.