Spain: New deadline for renewal of singular online gambling licenses

Author: Paula Gonzalez de Castejon 

The Spanish Gambling Authority (Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego-DGOJ) has just published (16 January 2015) a guideline with the procedures for the renewal of the singular online gambling licenses that where granted in 2012 with an initial validity of three years (specifically singular online licenses for the development and operation of fixed-odds horse racing betting, roulette, baccarat, and blackjack).

As all the singular online licenses were granted on 1 June 2012, according to the guideline and the gambling regulations, the renewal request for the above mentioned singular online licenses shall be filed before the DGOJ no later than 1 February 2015. In order to seek the renewal, operators must attest (i) that they have been exploiting the singular licenses for a minimum time period, and (ii) that they have maintained the technical conditions that where homologated by DGOJ in 2012.  

Operators failing to submit the renewal request on time shall have to stop operating by 1 June 2015.