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Spanish Directorate General Regulation

The Spanish are known as passionate people, and this has spilt over into their love of, and aggressive management approach to, the online gambling sector. Online and land-based gambling in Spain is under the control of the Directorate-General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ) which have defined gambling as “an activity where amounts of money or economically measurable objects are put in risk on uncertain or future events, dependent at least to some extent on chance.”

Gaming Act in Spain

Historically online gambling in Spain was handled much the way Australia used to handle it. Online gambling from within the borders of Spain by Spanish players was illegal. However, it did not have any laws in place to govern online gambling by Spanish players at international online casinos.

By 2011 a formalised Spanish Gaming Act was introduced (Ley 13/2011, de 27 de mayo, de regulación del Juego) and this is still the governing position they hold today.

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