The Gambling Commission of Spain
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The Gambling Commission of Spain, also known as National Institute for Lotteries and Gaming (DGOJ), is a government agency that oversees gambling in the country. It was established by Royal Decree on April 3rd, 2008 after the passing of Law 16/1985. The commission has four main functions: it regulates gambling activity, promotes its development and ensures compliance with laws related to this activity as well as other regulatory standards. The organization also provides support to consumers and players through research into problem gaming issues and their prevention or treatment, which includes providing information about addiction services available for Spanish citizens who have problems with gambling behavior or addiction.
The Spanish gambling license is considered to be local. It means that online casinos that have this license can only operate on the local market.