Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Spanish action against gambling sponsorship

The Spanish internet consumers association (Asociación de Usuarios de la Comunicación, AUC), lodged a formal complaint with the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Taxes against the shirt sponsorship by online gaming operators of soccer clubs Real Madrid and Seville.

The consumer organisation challenges the legality of gambling sponsorship by unauthorized foreign gambling organisations.

Meanwhile, the Spanish opposition party has called for the government to take action against unauthorized betting websites.