04/03/2012 : SPAIN – NO LICENSES UNTIL MID-JUNE
 
Straight from the horse's mouth….
 
The director general of the Spanish online gambling regulator, Enrique Alejo, reportedly told a Spanish gaming conference last week that processing the 59 applications for licenses for the Spanish market will take more time than anticipated….perhaps until mid-June this year….due to rigorous requirements the regulators are tasked with enforcing.
 
The Spanish authorities have already taken this into account, recently extending the May 30 implementation deadline by a month.
 
Most of Europe's major gambling groups have applied for licensing.
 
In related news, Jdigital – the replacement for Spanish trade association AEDAPI – successfully held its inaugural meeting last week.