As part of the new National Commission in control of tackling sports corruption which EWN reported on last month, Spain’s DGOJ has approved new legislations that prohibit betting organisations from offering wagers on under-18 sanctioned sporting events.
The main reason for the ruling is to create a clear distinction between categories and to protect the integrity of sports involving minors.
The official terminology of the legislation is under the umbrella term ‘underage sports events’ and it defines it as “all sporting events categorised as ‘sub-18′ age range by organising committees, regardless of the actual age of participating athletes.
The new rules will come into effect with the publishing of Spain’s next state regulatory bulletin, dates of which have not been revealed.
This comes as part of a wider scheme organised by the DGOJ, the Guardia Civil,the National Police and Spain’s Higher Sports Council to clamp down of betting fraud and corruption in sporting events in Spain.