The Spanish General Directorate for the Regulation of Gaming Activities (“DGOJ”) has just published through its website the 2015 Annual Report. This document summarizes the activity of the Spanish gambling market during 2015. Relevant information with regard to the development of the Spanish Market, sanctioning procedures, new licenses granted or draft advertising regulation is herein contained.

From the information contained in the 2015 Annual Report, the following information should be highlighted: (i) during 2015 the Spanish gambling market has grown by 11,57% compared to 2014; (ii) as a result of the re-opening of the Spanish online gambling market on 2014, 25 new general licenses were granted by the during 2015, as well as several singular licenses for the new categories of games regulated such as slots and exchange betting; (iii) the DGOJ launched new relevant projects such as the website for the promotion of responsible gaming, and (iv) the draft Royal Decree regulating commercial communications and responsible gaming has been prepared, pending now to be passed by the Spanish Government.