The online gambling branch of casino giant Genting has applied for a Spanish online gambling license, which would let the group offer casino and sportsbetting products to players in the country.
GentingBet applied for the license, and if approved will grant Genting the chance to offer their slate of casino and live dealer games, as well as sportsbetting options. The company has more than 50 years in combined betting experience, but only launched their online casino in 2008 and sportsbook in 2013. The casino is prominent in the UK, but has managed to expand to other markets, and this attempt is their latest effort to do just that.
Speaking about the application Genting Online Managing Director Jeremy Taylor said, "Gambling is an important part of Spanish culture. The country is of significant size, has one of the highest per capita spend in Europe and has consistently grown during the past 10 years or so.
"Genting is a huge global business with a significant UK casino estate and has big ambitions for its mobile, live casino and sportsbook products. We believe GentingBet's wonderful heritage, social responsibility focus, live casino expertise and comprehensive betting and gaming suite will resonate well in Spain - as it will other European markets.
"Having recently opened our new Interactive Headquarters in Malta, we are now perfectly placed to capitalise on the opportunity that the European online market presents.
"We have therefore taken advantage of the one-year window offered to operators and submitted the application to Spain's Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DJOJ) regulatory body. If successful, we hope to roll out in Q4 of 2019."