SPAIN: On 2 June 2015 operators will finally obtain their new online licenses

The DGOJ (Spanish General Directorate for the Regulation of Gaming Activities) has announced through its website that on 2 June 2015 the decision in connection with the granting of gambling licenses will be published.

As already mentioned in our previous blog post, on 31 October 2015 the second call for tender was launched in Spain. Since then, the DGOJ has been requesting information from gambling operators and inviting them to rectify the information provided as well as the technical issues detected in order to comply with the Spanish Gambling legislation. Finally, we have known today that the DGOJ will notify gambling operators which will finally obtain their licenses for exploiting gambling activities in Spain. It is important to highlight that on the second call for tender, 19 gambling operators have presented in total 27 requests for general gambling licenses (12 of the aforementioned gambling operators had never previously obtain a general license granted by the DGOJ) and a total of 33 for singular gambling licenses.

We will have to wait until 2 June 2015 to know which gambling operators have successfully obtained their licenses in the second call for tender.