Spanish gambling regulatory authority, la Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), has rolled out a new civic awareness campaign aimed at warning industry stakeholders of the dangers posed by underage gambling and potential sports corruption.

The new campaign has been released in collaboration with the Spanish federal police force and the ‘central citizen unit’.

Titled ‘Con el Deporte no se juega’, the DGOJ campaign warns Spanish leisure and commercial premises of carrying appropriate and thorough underage checks and further duties.

The new campaign emphasises the importance for affiliates to remain compliant in all jurisdictions in which they are operating, by ensuring that they are not promoting a brand to underage clientele.

At an integrity level, the DGOJ, alongside the Spanish police force, has published new information manuals for amateur (semi-pro) sports clubs which sets out to inform stakeholders all about monitoring potential sports corruption and maintaining athlete integrity.

The DGOJ and Police manuals will be distributed by the Central Citizen Unit to all concerned organisations operating across Spain’s seventeen autonomous communities.

The campaign has received the approval of La Liga, with President Javier Tebas stating that the league would help in distributing information across its football network.

The DGOJ details that the campaign marks a new directive for the authority collaborating with national organisations for the ‘common good of limiting gambling harm and maintain the integrity of all sports’.