Wednesday July 25,2012 : SPANISH DGOJ CLAMPING DOWN ON ILLEGAL OPERATORS
 
Fair success in tackling non-licenced operators
 
The head of the Spanish General Directorate of the Game (DGOJ) Enrique Alejo said the body has compiled a list of sites that may be deemed illegal under Spanish law in a bid to eradicate illegal gambling.
 
According to the DGOJ, 80 major gambling sites were identified as potentially being illegal and as a result of the actions and investigations undertaken by the DGOJ, 55 of those had closed or are no longer accepting registrations from Spanish participants.  These figures represent 69 percent effectiveness of preventive actions, and a similar percentage of the illegal market.
 
Non-licensed operators in Spain, who have not voluntarily ceased operations, have begun to receive disciplinary proceedings, said Alejo.
 
The DGOJ has reminded licenced operators that the Internal Control System is part of the certification process and could affect final licence approvals scheduled for late 2012.