La Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), Spain’s national gambling regulator has revealed that 12 online gambling operators have filed applications to enter its regulated market. The DGOJ re-opened its online gambling application service last month to allow operators to indicate their market entry interest.
The DGOJ application window was officially closed yesterday, the regulator disclosed that twenty general licence applications by the 12 interested igaming operators had been submitted. The 12 applicants had requested interest in offering casino and sports betting for the regulated Spanish igaming market.
Spain is currently restructuring its online gambling framework to allow for online slots provisions. The DGOJ has requested all operators interested in offering online slots, to submit applications. The regulator had changed its regulatory framework to allow slots play, as igaming operators had complained about the restrictive operational conditions imposed by the DGOJ.
The DGOJ will begin to process applications within six months. If approved operators will be issued with five year licences