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Spain Releases e-Gaming License Stats

The Spanish Ministry of the Interior has released an advisory that shares the statistics of the e-Gaming licenses that the country has awarded and warned operators that they will face stiff penalties if they operate within the country illegally.

Spanish regulators have:

  • Issued 277 licences to 53 online gaming companies in total to date.

  • 91 general licences

  • 186 unique licences

  • 3 general licences and 5 unique licence applications submitted by two companies are pending

  • 2 licence applications have been denied.

  • Of the 186 unique licences:

  • 27 pertain to online poker

  • 26 to online bingo

  • 31 to online roulette

  • 19 to the point and bank

  • 28 to online blackjack

  • 7 for additional games

  • 8 to horse racing

  • 17 to sports betting

  • 4 to mutual horse racing

  • 1 to mutual sports betting

  • 9 to others.

  • Licencees comprise 50/50 experienced gaming operators (26) and new market entrants (27)

The Ministry also went on to state that illegal operators may face fines of up to €50 million and have their sites closed.

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