Plans for Spanish Regulation of Online Gambling Begin
March 25, 2009 (CAP Newswire) – The Spanish region of Castilla y Leon will take the lead in drafting regulations for online gambling, it was reported today by Intergame Online.
Spain, as a nation, is expected to allow online gambling either late this year or early next year. Each of the country’s seventeen autonomous communities, or regions, will most likely draft their own regulations stipulating how Internet gambling is to be conducted there. This makes Spain somewhat unique, as only the United Kingdon and Malta currently have such regulations in place. (Other European nations typically take a hands-off approach, or they mandate that all gambling must be conducted by the government, giving them fuller control over how play functions.)
According to the article, Castillla y Leon’s regulations include the setting of a minimum age for play; the inclusion of health warnings; and limits set on hours that can be played.