Spanish Government Approves Exchange Betting And Online Slots (update)

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Aug 1, 2014

Allows for operators to expand their offer in the Spanish market

Spain's Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGoJ) has informed the official approval of regulations for exchange betting and online slots with publication in the official Government gazette.
The legislation is in line with Denmark, Italy and the United Kingdom's regulated gambling market standards said the Ministry of Finance and Public Administration, strengthening the online gaming market in Spain while protecting vulnerable groups, increasing tax revenues and fighting fraud.
Without slots and betting exchange, Spain's restricted online casino vertical accounted for Euro 8.7 million of the regulated market's total online revenue of Euro 66.9 million in the first quarter of 2014.
The new online products are scheduled to launch on January 1, 2015. The slots and exchange betting licenses will be valid for five-year terms with five-year renewal period possible.
Unfortunately the Spanish government remains adamant that the 25 percent tax rate will applied to slots revenues.

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Brian Cullingworth

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We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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