Online Gambling Self-exclusion Increases in Spain

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Spain’s national self-exclusion scheme for online gambling saw a 12% increase in registrations during 2020.

Last year, a total of 56,329 people registered with Registro General de Interdicciones de Acceso al Juego (RGIAJ), which was set up by the country’s gambling regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) in 2015. That figure is up by 12.02% – 6042 registrations – compared to 2019.

Andalusia, Spain’s most populous region, accounts for 24.5% of self-exclusions, growing by 7.1% new registrations in 2020 to 13,811. The area around capital city Madrid was second at 17.0%, growing by 13.1% to 9591.

The region with the greatest growth in registrations through 2020 was the Balearic Islands autonomous community, which saw a 56.9% increase to 1183.

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