Two years later after France, Spain opened a regulation of its online games. It is among these different gaming platforms that Pokerstars, PartyPoker, sportingBet and 888 have been one of the first to have benefited from the Spanish clientele.
Despite the fact that the Spanish gaming commission had been very strict on the regulations, the operators were not impressed. The maximum stakes on the tables had been set up to € 5 / € 10.
We are in 2013, and the Spanish authorities have posted the first results. The turnover in 2012 is very satisfactory and much more positive than one could have hoped. Spain loves Poker and gambling. It’s a fact. According to this encouraging finding, nearly one in 3 people play on an online gaming platform.
Still far behind the figures for France, Spain is not discouraged. It multiplied on its own, which it did in one year compared to the figures for France in 3 years. The players are much more active and are ready to break all records.
The number of players who are used to franchise gambling on the net has grown from 200,000 active players to 1,000,000 players. Figures evaluated over just one year. A very promising and clearly positive acceleration for our country.
But now, Spain is experiencing this success for several reasons: Spain indeed offers online poker but it also allows foreign companies to operate on its territory. Online casinos such as roulette, virtual one-armed bandits and all interactive games continue to proliferate and are licensed by the Spanish government.
How Can We Explain This Sharp Increase In Traffic And Results In Less Time?
Everything is however very clear. About thirty gaming licenses were accepted by the government as soon as the online gaming legislation came out.
First, we see that the Spanish like gambling and are registered on at least 2 platforms. The second reason is that a citizen spends on average around 650 euros to 750 euros per year in online games whether in physical or virtual casinos.
However, the crisis is very present in Spain and people are playing in the hope of winning. It looks like they want to start over with their lives and that he’s looking for a way to make some money. And yet, none of them suggests that they have a gambling addiction.
The state, which requires a fixed tax on each license that it assigns to operators, has recovered nearly 140 million euros this year. The coffers are full and will delight governments. The market seems to be heading towards a bright future.
According to the authorities, the figures will continue to increase until 2013. The modernization of technology and communication has enabled Spanish citizens to play while moderating their responsibility in the game. More than 60% of players buy their tickets lottery on the Internet. Things are modernizing.
The Spanish government, which was looking at all costs for a way to find new resources in the face of the financial crisis, will have won its first bet.