A vast variety of programs aiming at encouraging responsible gambling are now being developed for multiple languages around the globe. In a rather unique twist, Spain is leading the way in the effort to integrate sign language, a language that is typically overlooked when it comes to such kinds of initiatives.

A new handbook that is available in Spanish sign language and written language has been given the title “Gambling and Betting.” Its purpose is to raise awareness about the dangers that might result from young people engaging in unregulated gaming.

The State Confederation of Deaf People of Spain, often known as CNSE after its Spanish abbreviation, was the organization responsible for compiling the handbook. It is not just a means to educate deaf people about responsible gambling, but it also contributes to the wider objective of the organization, which is to remove obstacles to communication.

This handbook, which is accessible in digital format and comes complete with video presentations, is intended to serve as an educational resource for families who have deaf children between the ages of 6 and 12.

The move is a groundbreaking endeavor in the sense that it pertains to prevention for this particular demographic. There are a great number of publications and awareness initiatives pertaining to gambling; yet, hardly any of them integrate sign language.

It was vital for the CNSE to provide information on how gaming and betting are conducted available to deaf persons and their families so that they could make informed decisions. Moreover, it sheds light on how our thoughts and feelings manifest themselves while we are gambling.

Gambling in Spain

In April, Spain’s National Commission on Markets and Competition said that gaming and betting had been among the most successful sectors of the country’s economy through the third quarter of the previous year. In addition to this, recent statistics indicate that the pattern will likely continue.

Keeping that in mind, it is clear that the sector needs to be adequately regulated. That way it can be safer for everyone while keeping it sustainable and profitable.

Reforms to Spain’s Gaming Regulation Law are now being sought as a direct response to the increased interest in gambling throughout the country. Protecting children and anyone who participates in gambling activities is one of the goals of these proposed changes to the system. They also address the avoidance of behaviors that might potentially lead to addiction. An extra provision on rules for the more secure use of “non-fungible digital assets” is also under consideration.