Gaming in Spain and EGR prepare show

Spanish gaming market worth €35bn, Forbes says.
Spanish gaming market worth €35bn, Forbes says.

Gaming in Spain & EGR are set to organise a conference on DGOJ’s latest licensing round.

Spain.- The Spanish gaming market, which is worth 35 billion euros annually, offers an “open window on the ongoing transformation” of Spanish society, according to Forbes. Technology is changing the sector as much as it is changing society as a whole, offering fresh opportunities to new market entrants who are looking for ways to shake up the status quo.

Not coincidentally, it seems, the Spanish regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) recently announced it would soon begin accepting new applications for online gambling operators interested in entering the country’s regulated market. Within the next three months, a one-year window will open in which operators can submit applications.

As successful applicants will be allowed to start operating within six months after submitting their license applications, avoiding unnecessary delays is of importance. Spain’s online gambling market has grown significantly in recent years, reporting a solid growth of more than 10 percent YoY in H1 2017. The Spanish online market is currently close to maturity, which allows for a detailed, in-depth discussion of statistics, business models, marketing and taxation.

To discuss the specific opportunities this new licensing round brings to interested operators, Gaming in Spain offers a dedicated, English-language conference on October 27 that is primarily aimed at operators who may be considering to enter the Spanish market, as well as established market parties. The conference will be held in the luxury hotel ME Reina Victoria in central Madrid’s historic Plaza Santa Ana. The Gaming in Spain conference has already attracted strong international interest!

Speakers include a wide array of local experts, who are intimately familiar with the Spanish online market:

• Juan Espinosa García, Director-General for the Regulation of Gambling at the Ministry of the Treasury and Public Function (subject to final confirmation)

• Gaming lawyer and licensing expert Santiago Asensi, Managing Partner at Asensi Abogados

• Sacha Michaud, President of online trade association Jdigital

• Anti-money laundering and data protection expert Pedro López Martín-Andino, Managing Partner at Martín Andino Abogado

• Alberto Eljarrat, CEO of betting operator Sportium

• Pedro Fernández, Partner at law firm Garrigues

• Miguel Ferrer Jiménez, Head of Public Affairs at Jdigital

The Gaming in Spain conference will be organised in close cooperation with our event partner and leading gaming industry publisher and networking group EGR Global. Gaming in Spain is proud to welcome our first confirmed conference sponsors: law firm Asensi Abogados and sister company Asensi Technologies, as well as NMi Gaming. We expect to announce additional sponsors next week.

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