he aim of this job has been the systematization and collection of the current regulation in Spain in the games of chance environment, through a compilation work of its authors, Alberto Palomar and Rafael Andrés Alvez.
“Gambling Code” becomes a mandatory reference for all those who develop their professional activities in this area. This book will be especially relevant in a moment of technological changes in which, as their authors explained, “the challenge for the following years is to configure a control and surveillance management system, that may adapt to the new demands and the new realities”.
Besides, María Ángeles González, General Secretary of the Minister of the Interior, and Gonzalo Fernández, Director of Lotteries and Bets of the State, agreed in their opinions, saying that “this book is an example of the collaboration between the administration and the gambling companies” and that “there is a commitment by the administration in order to respond, through regulation, to the challenge that new technologies present in the gambling environment”.
The act was also useful to introduce Codere Foundation, a non-profit organization created last year by Codere initiative. Its president, José Antonio Martínez Sampedro, affirmed: Codere Foundation was created as a space to think, debate and investigate around the gambling sector and, in particular, on private gaming and its relation with the public sector”.
Besides, Codere Foundation aims to boost and collaborate in both national and international initiatives, to allow the improvement and development of public policies in games of chance, and the structures in which this industry is based, as well as to provide the development of local communities to carry on the activities, with a social and educational commitment.
After this first edition, Codere Foundation will keep on working in the future with the aim to bring society a real image of the games of chance activity, to improve the communication between public institutions and the gambling industry and cooperating with regulators and users in order to minimize the possible social impact of this activity.