Jdigital has inked a ‘collaborative agreement’ with Spanish problem gambling therapist FEJAR, which will see its members promote a new treatment support freephone helpline. 

The Spanish online gambling trade association has boosted its support for social responsibility, revealing that eight of its members – Codere, Ebingo, Entain, Flutter, Sisal, Sportium, Wanabet and Winamax – have begun the ‘first phase trialling’ of a new freephone gambling support helpline, managed by FEJAR.

FEJAR is recognised as Spain’s longest-serving therapeutic society specialising in the treatment of gambling addiction and its compulsive behaviours.

Jdigital President, Andrea Vota, commented: “We are very proud of joining forces with Fejar in the fight against problematic gambling in Spain.

“Our members have a strong commitment to their users and society in general, as well as with our goal of promoting safe and responsible environments for online gambling activity as a responsible form of entertainment.”

Jdigital underscored that its relationship with FEJAR would be totally transparent, with its partner publishing independent reports on the helpline progress and development.

Maxi Gutiérrez, President of Fejar added: “The first phone number to be launched in collaboration with the Spanish online gambling association. We are pleased to have signed this agreement with Jdigital and some of the main online gambling companies in the country, because it highlights the importance of joining efforts on the fight against problematic gambling, a task that has been Fejar’s main goal since its foundation in 1991.”