Vamanos! Online Gambling Hits Off in SpainPublished August 16, 2008 by OCR Editor
Spain has a new agreement with Betware, based out of Iceland which has launched a completely operational Internet platform for gambling. Aimed at giving customers easy access and user friendly features, Spain is keeping up with the Jones'.
The Spanish National Lottery (Entitad Publica Empresarial Loterias y Apuestas del Estado, or LAE) and the Sistemas Tecnicos de Loterias del Estado (STL) which is the operator responsible for the LAE have signed a contract with Reykjavik-based Betware, an interactive gaming program, as its sole supplier for their system.
LAE and STL's goal was to have the Spanish Lottery ready to launch new games which are not only based online but also on a mobile and digital television platform.
June 23, 2008 saw the launch of classic lotto games already familiar to Spanish citizens such as La Primitiva or EuroMillions which is run in conjunction with France and the UK and offers large jackpots. Sporting two new versions of horseracing games that are also popular, Lototurf and Quintuple Plus are now set up for online interactive gaming.
Alfonso Pedro Fernandez Garcia, Communications and Logistics director at STL, says that "Nowadays sales through this alternate [Internet channel are a must. The rapid growth of Internet penetration that we've been witnessing in Spain makes it imperative to implement new sales channels in order to stay competitive."
Not only Spanish
Their new website offers gaming options in 5 different languages commonly used in Spain, uses 3DSecure Technology for the utmost secure banking transactions via credit cards or electronic bank transfers. Also, there are SMS features, real-time game results and prize verification statuses, all which all aim to bring the public more easy access and a pleasant experience. Ole!