By John Smith •
Published: 10 Jul 2020 • 12:10
The house doesn’t always win
Credit: Ralf Roletschek CC
SPANISH bookmakers who agreed not to advertise their services when La Liga matches returned to TV screens in empty stadiums are not happy with the way Spain’s Government is moving.
It has now sent proposals to the European Union concerning fairly harsh new gambling laws which the gaming companies believe is designed to favour the State Lottery and ONCE.
With the proliferation of online gambling companies based in Gibraltar and the huge rise in UK gambling, Spain intends to control how and when Spaniards should gamble.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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