Online Gambling Summary Spain 2009Published December 30, 2009 by OCR Editor
The Spanish are online gaming fanatics and this trend is going to positively erupt come the much-anticipated FIFA World Cup in South Africa in 2010.
This article is part of a series of 2009 summaries in online gambling worldwide. For more on Spain and the Spanish speaking online gambling world, visit the localized Online Casino Reports Spanish.
Spain continues to lead the way in Europe's push for the liberalization of online gaming operations. The Spanish passion for sports betting and online casinos has ensured that this market is ripe for the picking come 2010.
Big brands lead the way
The Spanish gambling market is peppered with the biggest names in the industry. The 2009 top spots for Casino, Poker and Bingo action have been awarded to these popular operators:
On the casino front, it's City Club Casino leading the charge. This new online casino is powered by a world-class Playtech gaming platform, and offers multiple categories of dazzling online casino games.
Nobody bluffs quite like the Spanish and Winner Poker is their site of choice. This super-hot Poker room provides all the action in an exciting online poker gaming platform.
JackpotCity Online Bingo brings the fun of Bingo to Spain. The popularity of this game simply keeps on growing.
A mega €126 million lottery was won by a 25-year-old Spanish lady from Mallorca. This bonita preciosa could hardly contain herself as she soon found out she was richer than her wildest dreams.
Big-Time Local Winners
- Javier P played Azteca on July 7th and won €254,046
- Eduardo O played Keno on Aug 5th and won €49,722
- Javier B played Lotto Madness on Sep 3rd and won €37,430
A quality new operator in Spain is Crown Europe Casino. This PlayTech powered gaming den is plenty exciting with generous sign-up bonuses and exclusive promotional offers.
PartyGaming and Bwin are locked in merger discussions to create €2 billion online gaming operation. And William Hill and other big industry players are looking poised to expand into the Spanish market in 2010.
Great New Products
JackpotCity Casino is releasing the Hellboy video slot on 14th Jan 2010. This Microgaming favorite is licensed to Dark Horse Comics and features a 5-reel, 20-payline multi-coin game with mega-jackpots.
The crown-jewel of sports betting is the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa. This is toted to be the biggest-ever online sports betting bonanza and Spanish pundits are already gearing up for it.
The increasing liberalization in online gaming regulation in many autonomous regions in Spain means that private enterprise is playing a more significant part in this sector.
Looking ahead to 2010
The Spanish market is showing robust signs of online gaming expansion. This can be seen by the number of Spanish soccer teams already being supported by online gambling companies. Many online gaming operators have already singled out Spain as an attractive gaming destination.
leave you with wishes for a Happy New Year and a picture of Miss Spain.