The state organization Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) is responsible for licensing and control over the gambling sector in Spain.
The official website is http://www.ordenacionjuego.es/es/
The list of online companies which are legal in Spain can be found in our “Gambling operators” section. As well as the links to some legal websites for those who are interested in gambling.
Requirements for licence application
Types of licences in Spain
To operate an online gambling venture, it is obligatory to obtain both General and Singular Licence.
Spanish Gambling Licence: entrepreneur’s expenditures list
Since 2018, it has been obligatory for the licensees to deposit 2 million euros as a guarantee. This amount decreases in two years.
Running an online gambling venture requires both the General and the Singular license.
Online operators will be fined for breaking the rules; for instance, they might be made to pay 50 million euros for doing business without a licence.