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    Spain’s Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling approved new provisions to its gambling code on Monday, including enforcing new measures that ban licensed operators from offering betting markets on "under-18 sanctioned sporting events."

    The DGOJ said on its website that the measure "will help eliminate the possibility of competitions being manipulated through the perversion of athletes whose sports and personal maturity has not yet been completed and, therefore, more likely to be influenced."

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    In the current context of the development of the regulated online gambling market in Spain, there are several reasons why it is understood that it is not convenient for minors to integrate the betting events, whether sports or other, and all they based on the best interests of the minor, constitutionally recognized and directly connected with the object of the Game Regulation Law from a holistic point of view:

    • In the first place, due to the relevance of establishing a clear separation between the scope of minors and that of all types of bets in order to avoid the banalization of the risks of the activity of games and bets by minors.
    • And, secondly, with the purpose of guaranteeing the healthy participation of those in the practice of activities that contribute to an adequate development of the personality, without incurring the risk that they participate in the same exogenous constrictions to these practices derived from the appearance of economic interests of third parties.
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    Needs to be published in Boletín Oficial del Estado (Spain's national gazette) before it's enforceable.

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    Finally someone who Cares about games with kids being wagered. They are the most vulnerable.

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    It's about time this new law came into effect for those kids. I don't understand why it's taken so long for them that they're only doing this now. Gambling can become a serious problem and addiction for these youngsters who need to be focused on the more important things in life like graduation and looking for careers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soplica View Post
    Finally someone who Cares about games with kids being wagered. They are the most vulnerable.
    They are the most vulnerable? How?
    They can not bet. Thinking that some Asian mafia goes after a teenager who with cold blood loses the match for iphone is just fabulation #156 in this neverending story of impotent gambling regulation.

    The regulators do useless things just that they can prove they do something. Otherwise they would do nothing. Real result would be the same.
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    I assume that this reasoning puts an end to the mantra that "e-sports is the next big thing in betting" ?
    Many many e-sports players are under age of 18 ...

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    Not sure about Spain but in UK you can be a jockey at 16, and many apprentices / conditionals / amateurs are. The rules for horse racing tend to be fairly uniform across Europe. So no betting on races unless all jockeys are 18+?!

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    Thanks Gooner, when I saw this thread one of my first thoughts was also wondering how it would affect e-Sports.

    I can't see how they could possibly allow gambling on the outcome of e-Sports based on this type of ruling, and I would think that Spain will not be the only place these kinds of restrictions will go into effect.

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    I believe many others will follow Spain on this.

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    A similar law is in place in Sweden already, where you cant bet on an event where the majority is under the age of 18. Which isnt really working out, which has led to the ban of bookies and hefty fines. The thought is obviously good but easier said than done, especially from a bookie point of view. Lets hope it works out better in Spain!

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    I also believe it'e related mostly to e-Sports bettings

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