Online Gambling in Spain + Casinos List
The Spanish have a long and rich history of gambling, with over 500 years of playing cards and dice games. It's no wonder that Spain is now the third largest online gambling market in Europe, offering both land-based casinos as well as online sites for those who want to gamble from home.
In 2005, Spain legalized gambling on horse racing and lotteries. A few years later in 2008, the government authorized private casinos to offer table games like poker and roulette. This was a huge success for both the economy and tourism as it's estimated that about 50% of tourists who visit Spain each year gamble at least once while they're there.
As of today, online casinos must obtain the Spanish gambling license and offer only licensed by Spanish authorities casinos games. This leads to a very limited number of games at such casinos.