Betting Sponsors To Be Banned In La Liga Return?

Wednesday, 10 June 2020
At least eight LaLiga Santander teams will likely have to hide or remove their shirt sponsors during the first three matchdays of the season's LaLiga restart.


Betting Advertisement Forbidden In Spain Because Of Spain's State of Emergency Until At Least June 21




Under Article 37 of the Royal Decree of the State of Emergency in Spain, the advertising of gambling is banned. Adverts for gambling and betting can only be shown between the hours of 1:00 and 5:00 in the morning.

The government approved the banning of gambling advertising in order to protect the most vulnerable people during lockdownThere are eight LaLiga teams with betting main sponsors - Leganes, Valencia, Sevilla, Osasuna, Levante, Alaves, Granada and Real Mallorca. Many others have betting logos elsewhere on their shirts.

Spain's State of Emergency was introduced as part of the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic. It runs until June 21. There will be three matchdays until June 21.

"The government approved the banning of gambling advertising in March in order to protect the most vulnerable people during lockdown," sources close to the Minister of Consumer Affairs have told MARCA.

"The overexposure to this sort of advertisement threatened to generate a public health problem."As the risk decreases and always considering the maximum criteria of public health, the necessary measures to advance into the new normal will be taken."

The ban of betting sponsors until June 21 does not only affect the logos on shirts but all other places where betting ads are displayed in the stadium and on TV.

The organizers of La Liga hope to resolve this problem as soon as possibleHowever, with still one day left for La Liga to return, the organizers of La Liga hope to resolve this problem as soon as possible, which would harm the teams during the first three match days.



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