Betting Shirt Sponsors To Be Banned In Spain From Next Season

After months of speculations and first regulations, it now has been revealed that betting companies will be almost certainly no longer be able to appear on football shirts of La Liga clubs from next season.

Eight La Liga To Lose Their Main Shirt Sponsor

As revealed by El Pais, the Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón toughening up regulations on sponsorship from and exposure of betting companies. Valencia, Alavés, Leganés, Granada, Mallorca, Sevilla, Osasuna and Levante are the eight clubs in La Liga whose main shirt sponsorship is a betting company.

The new decree ban any betting companies appearing on shirt sponsorship, to sponsor stadium names or any other aspect of the clubs.

Another aspect of the Degree is that advertising of bookmakers on television, radio, YouTube and video exchange platforms exclusively to the time slot from 1 to 5 in the morning.

The state of alarm in Spain has prevented the Royal Decree from entering into law throughout this summer. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs are confident that when the bill passes through Brussels – as it is expected to – it will be in place for the start of the 2020-21 La Liga season.

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