The Spanish General Directorate for the Regulation of Gambling has issued its first wave of e-Gaming licenses, sticking to its self imposed deadline of June 1st to award the licenses.
Online gaming giant bwin.party digital entertainment noted that it had received its license and will be allowed to offer online bingo, blackjack, roulette, poker, and sportsbetting through three websites: bingues.es, partypoker.es, and bwin.es.
888 Holdings was also able to obtain an identical license, with company CEO Brian Mattingley saying: "Spain is an important market for 888, accounting for 5% of our revenue in 2011".
After paying €14 million in back taxes, Sportingbet secured an e-Gaming license and will be poised to operate when the market opens officially on June 5th.
On the software side of things, Microgaming Powered Prima Networks Spain plc has been authorized to provide its software to various gambling operators within the country.