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Spain Online Gambling Guide

 

Gambling is legal in Spain (officially the Kingdom of Spain) since 1977 (except for the state lottery, which is legal since 1763).  The defining gambling legislation currently is the 2011 The Spanish Gaming Act (Ley 13/2011, de 27 de mayo, de regulación del Juego)*. Online sports betting and online lottery were the first forms of online gambling to be legalized in Spain, in 2006, but it was only to make the state lottery’s Loterías y Apuestas del Estado lottery and online sports betting section legal, private operators were not allowed onto the market. Apart from state run online sports betting and lottery, most forms of online gambling were started to be regulated in 2007 with the passing of the Law on Measures to Develop the Information Society (Ley 56/2007, de 28 de diciembre, de Medidas de Impulso de la Sociedad de la Información), but licenses were not started to be issued until 2011. Under Spanish laws, the powers to regulate gambling activities are distributed between the state and the authorities of the 17 individual regions. Generally, state legislation applies to gambling providers that operate across regional borders (e.g.: online gambling), while local gambling venues and facilities fall under the legislative supervision of regional authorities (e.g.: casinos, see below for detials, in the Spanish gambling license section).

At a national level, the regulatory body trusted with overseeing and controlling the Spanish gambling scene, as well as issuing licenses to operators is the General Directorate for the Regulation of Gambling Activities (“Direccion General de Ordenacion del Juego”, or DGOJ for short), which is integrated within the Ministry of Taxes.

The legal framework in which the gambling industry operates is laid down in the 2011 piece legislation, Act no. 13/2011, dated May 26, also referred to as the Spanish Gambling Act. There are a few other legislative documents pertinent to gambling as well, such as the Royal Decree establishing technical requirements for gambling activities, but the former is recognised as the general legal reference point in the field of gambling in Spain.

All online gambling operators in Spain need to obtain a licence from the authorities in order to offer their services on the Spanish market. In order to conduct online gambling in Spain, operators first need to acquire a General Licence, than another Specific Licence for the type of game they want to offer. Currently licenses are available for providing fixed-odds sports betting, mutual sports betting, other fixed-odds betting, fixed-odds horse racing betting, mutual horse race betting, and contests, roulette, baccarat, black jack, complementary games, poker, bingo, slots and exchange betting. Most Specific Licenses are issued for 5 years, with the exceptions of black jack, roulette, baccarat and fixed-odds horse betting licenses that are granted for only 3 years.

Spanish authorities impose a hefty 10-25% tax on the gross revenue on all online gambling operators (depending on the exact type, Spanish gambling tax is considered above average in Europe) and they are strictly enforcing online gambling statutes by blocking access to unlicensed foreign sites through ISPs. Recently, the DGOJ issued warnings to twelve unlicensed operators on the Spanish market ordering them to restrict access from Spanish players to their sites or they could face fines up to €50m ($55.43m)**.

Although there are stringent regulations in place pertinent to gambling operators in Spain, playing on an unlicensed foreign platform is not criminalised on the level of the individual player.

 

Spain gambling licenses

The local, autonomous regions are responsible for issuing licenses and overseeing licensed companies, except when it comes to forms of gambling, which are not restricted to one autonomous region (e.g.: lottery, betting shops, online gambling, SMS gambling etc…), in these cases the DGOJ – General Directorate for Gambling Regulation (Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego) is the applicable regulatory body.

You can get the following gambling licenses in Spain.

 

Terrestrial gambling:

 

Internet gambling:

There are no multiple types of online gambling licences, just one. And with that you can potentially offer the following types of games online:

 

 

Spain gambling tax

The following tax rates apply to land-based gambling in Spain (there are differences between the 17 autonomous  regions, these are the values of the Madrid region), the tax base is gross gaming revenue :

 

The tax rate of casino games is progressive and depends on the gross gaming revenue of the casino gambling establishment:

 

The following tax rates apply to the various forms of online gambling in Spain, the tax base is gross gaming revenue:

 

For the players: Gambling winnings are not tax exempt in Spain, you have to pay taxes on your winnings if: ****

 

 

Net benefits of gambling bets = the amount you won – the amount you used to place bets, deposited online, put into the machine + bonus money, promotional money the gambling operator gave you.

The amount of tax you have to pay on your gambling winnings depends on your income:

 

Other:

Social gambling is not regulated in Spain. Loot boxes will be considered gambling in Spain, it was announced in 2020 November by Mikel Arana, general director of Gambling Regulation.***  So far, no action against video game companies was taken.

 

Sources:

*Ley 13/2011, de 27 de mayo, de regulación del juego (Spanish)

**Calvinayre.com – Spanis market dominated by handful of firms; illegal operator blacklist grows

***Lootboxes will be considered a game of chance by law in Spain

**** GM Tax Consultancy – Should you declare the winnings on sports bets?

 

 

 

Online casinos accepting players from Spain

The following online gambling websites accept players from the Kingdom of Spain

 

Black Lotus Casino

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Black Lotus Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 200% match bonus, up to $600. Use the code: WELCOME600
  • +$30 bonus. Use code: WINBLACK

Bonuses for existing players:
  • 32 Free Spins on Sweet Success Code: CHEER1
  • 32 Free Spins on Nordic Wild Code: CHEER2
  • 32 Free Spins on Cosmopolitan Code: CHEER3
  • 32 Free Spins on 7 Chakras Code: CHEER4
  • 32 Free Spins on Le Chocolatier Code: CHEER5
  • 32 Free Spins on Fairy Dust Forest Code: CHEER6
UPDATE, SPECIAL CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BONUS: It's the Elf Hat Game of the season! Can you keep your eyes on the lucky hat? Choose the right one with the present and see what festive prize you will win! For returning players only.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently.
Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

 

Summary:

 

Casino gambling in Spain

 

Online casino gambling in Spain: legal, requires license

 

Land based casinos in Spain are legal and licensed 1977. Gambling is extremely popular amongst the Spanish population. No wonder, that there are over 50 land based casinos in the country and there are over a 100 slot halls (which range form just pubs with a few gaming machines, to gambling establishments rivaling real casinos). Unlike their online counterparts, these venues are tied to a physical location, which falls under the legislative supervision of the regional authority of the region where they operate. The gambling sector is heavily reliant on the huge number of tourists (83 million annually!) and is highly susceptible to fluctuations and changes (e.g.: COVID-19 pandemic or before that the 2008 economic crisis, both led to the closure of many casinos).

Online casinos in Spain are also legal and licenses are issued by the DGOJ. Since 2015 Spanish licensees are also eligible for a license to offer online slots – a game prohibited until then*. Which is a huge deal, online casinos need slots (most of their revenue comes form that), so practically before 2015 it made no sense to get a license (and apart from a few local companies, no one actually did, even to this day most Spanish players play on unlicensed casino gambling sites). Many unlicensed online gambling sites are blocked by the Spanish ISPs on the DGOJ’s order (for a long time this was disputed by the EU, but now that online gambling licensing is in place they are free to block unlicensed websites). Playing in unlicensed online casinos is actually illegal, but players are not prosecuted, nevertheless we do not recommend it. The online casinos below have gambling licenses that allows them to accept Spanish players, if they are blocked in Spain, or if they are no longer accept people from the country, please let me know, so I can update the list. Thank you.

The online casinos below accept players from Spain.

*Source: Calvinayre.com – Spain issues 10 new online licenses, authorizes Slots and Exchange Betting

Online casinos accepting players from Spain - click to see

The following online casino websites accept players from the Kingdom of Spain:

 

Black Lotus Casino

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Black Lotus Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 200% match bonus, up to $600. Use the code: WELCOME600
  • +$30 bonus. Use code: WINBLACK

Bonuses for existing players:
  • 32 Free Spins on Sweet Success Code: CHEER1
  • 32 Free Spins on Nordic Wild Code: CHEER2
  • 32 Free Spins on Cosmopolitan Code: CHEER3
  • 32 Free Spins on 7 Chakras Code: CHEER4
  • 32 Free Spins on Le Chocolatier Code: CHEER5
  • 32 Free Spins on Fairy Dust Forest Code: CHEER6
UPDATE, SPECIAL CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BONUS: It's the Elf Hat Game of the season! Can you keep your eyes on the lucky hat? Choose the right one with the present and see what festive prize you will win! For returning players only.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently.
Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Click here for more info on casinos in the Kingdom of Spain.

 

 

Bingo in Spain

 

Online bingo in Spain: legal, requires license

 

Land based bingo is legal and operators can apply for a licence in the country (bingo hall licence is one of the available license types, I counted more than 20, most in the Madrid area of course), additionally many of the land based casinos in Spain operating bingo halls inside their venues (they have both a casino and a bingo hall licence, it’s possible for a company to have both). One can also find separate bingo halls around the country as well.

Online gambling operators in possession of a General Remote Gambling Licence are eligible for a specific licence to conduct online bingo games as well. However, bingo games reportedly represent only a small portion of the online gambling market in Spain. And that is why I actually couldn’t find a single bingo website, or online casino which has live bingo online, that has a Spanish online gambling licence. If you know of any, please let em know in the comments section below, thanks.

The bingo websites below accept players from Spain.

I couldn’t find any online bingo website that has a Spanish gambling licence, which is needed to accept players from the country. Because of this, I can not personally recommend any online bingo websites to Spanish players. Keep in mind that playing on unlicensed gambling websites is illegal, therefore if you do find an online bingo website it’s probably accepting players illegally, and it would be unwise to register on it (drop me a line, use the live chat, bottom right corner, or the comments section, and I will check it out for you, whether it has a Spanish gambling licence or not).

 

 

Poker in Spain

 

Online poker in Spain: legal, requires license

 

Land based poker is legal inside licensed land based casinos in the country, but there is no standalone poker license, which means poker clubs need to obtain a casino licence.  A casino licence is very expensive, therefore poker is restricted to casinos, and there are only a few poker clubs (operated by casinos) in the country.

Online poker is legal and licensed as well. Operators in possession of online gambling licence are allowed to offer their services to residents of the country. Online poker reportedly makes up 26% of the whole legal Spanish online gambling market*, which shows just how popular the card game really is (although, the market share of poker declines year by year, in 2012 as much as 36% of the total gambling market was dominated by poker).

The online poker sites below accept players from Spain, if they are blocked in Spain, or if they are no longer accept people from the country, please let me know, so I can update the list. Thank you.

*General Analysis of the Spanish Online Gambling Market

Online casinos which have online poker sections and accept players from Spain - click to see

The following online casino websites have poker and accept players from Spain:

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

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Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

European casino & sportsbook & poker
North American players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

 

Sports betting in Spain

 

Online sports betting in Spain: legal, requires license

 

Spain is a sports loving country, particularity football, and consequently sports betting is a huge segment of local the gambling market. In fact, online sports betting accounts for approximately 40% of the Spanish gambling market.* This is down from a 50% prior to 2013, but it’s still a significant market share. There are also hundreds of betting shops (mostly operated by the Spanish lottery company Loterías y Apuestas del Estado, but private companies are also active on the market).

Online sports betting was the first form of online gambling to be legalised in 2006 (along with online lottery). Sports betting operators are eligible for a license in Spain (there is a dedicated betting license for terrestrial gambling companies, and for online gambling companies the online gambling license covers sports betting too). Even though private companies are allowed on the market as well, the sports betting section is still dominated by the Spanish lottery company, which is active both in offline and online sports betting.

The online sportsbooks below accept registrations from Spain, if they are blocked in Spain, or if they are no longer accept people from the country, please let me know, so I can update the list. Thank you.

*Source: European CEO – The stakes are high for Spain’s gambling sector

Online bookmakers accepting registrations from Spain - click to see

The following online sportsbooks accept bettors from the Kingdom of Spain:

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently.
Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

European casino & sportsbook & poker
North American players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

 

Lottery in Spain

 

Online lottery in Spain: legal, duopoly, with the two providers being Loterías y Apuestas del Estado and La ONCE, they sell lottery tickets online, except for charity lottery and regional lottery

 

Spain offers a wide array of lottery games, the majority of which are operated by the company ‘Loterías y Apuestas del Estado’, and the remaining lotteries are managed by ‘La ONCE’. These lottery companies have 12 000 retailers throughout the country and and two online platforms.  The most notable of the Spanish lotteries is El Gordo de Navidad, the Spanish Christmas Lottery. The El Gordo de Navidad (a.k.a Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad) was established in 1811 and it’s draws are held on the 22th of December each year. With a total prize pool of €2 billion, it usually offers the largest first prize and jackpot in the world (and also has the most expensive lottery ticket, at €200 per ticket). Apart from lottery, both lottery companies also engage in sports betting, in fact they dominate the market.

According to Spanish gambling legislation, Spanish players can not buy lottery tickets from foreign online lotteries, this is deemed illegal. However, this is not enforced and unlike online casinos foreign online lotteries are not blocked, and players aren’t prosecuted. You can legally buy lottery tickets abroad in person, that is completely legal, just keep in mind, you have claim your prize in person, if you happen to win.

There are two exceptions to the lottery duopoly: regional lotteries, which only extend to one autonomous region and charitable lotteries and raffles.

Apart from Loterías y Apuestas del Estado, the following websites allow people from Spain to purchase lottery tickets online:

 

 

Bitcoin gambling in Spain

 

Bitcoin gambling in Spain: legal, requires license

 

Spain is one of the few countries in the world with a clarified, clear stance regarding bitcoin gambling. Last year, in response to questions from Coinffeine, a Spain-based, open-source bitcoin exchange platform, the Spanish Finance and Public Administration stated, that all Bitcoin gambling sites offering their services to residents of the country are subject to the same rules as other online gambling operations, and therefore they have to obtain the same licenses*. Additionally they sated that “betting activity with bitcoins is included within the definition of gambling”, which supposedly means that bitcoin gambling is legal, but there is no actual, specific bitcoin gambling law.

Since then, a statement from the Spanish Treasury reinforced this, they stated: “the bitcoin is an exchangeable virtual currency between users, and can be converted to Euros, US dollars and other currencies”, which acknowledges bitcoin as a currency (the problem with this is that it only applies to bitcoin, not litecoin, ethereum, bitcoincash and the many other alternative digital currencies). Bitcoin income, revenue is also taxable.

Despite this, bitcoin and the other crypto currencies are not accepted in any official capacity as currency, and the Bank of Spain actually warned businesses against the use of bitcoin (but just a warning, no ban or anything like that). However, when it comes to online gambling, at least we know for certain that it is legal, and a license is required. Whether this means that licensed online gambling companies can accept crypto is unclear at this point.

Land-based casinos, slot halls, and the lotteries (and their online platforms) don’t accept crypto, but this could be just a business decision and not reflective of the actual legal status of cryptocurrencies as means of payment. The problem is, that the gambling legislation defines everything in €s, all the requirements, limits, anti money laundering regulations, everything is expressed using the official currency of Spain.

On the other hand, some of the foreign online casinos, which have acquired Spanish gambling licenses, but also have many other gambling licenses from other jurisdictions, (you can see them below), accept bitcoin, bitcoincash, litecoin and ethreuem (although mostly through Skrill – the digital payment processor, which, to further complicate things, uses very complicated legal loopholes and offshore payment processors to do this). At this point, it’s not clear whether online gambling companies, with just a Spanish gambling license, are able to use bitcoin for financial transactions.

The following bitcoin casinos accept players from Spain, if they are blocked in Spain, or if they are no longer accept people from the country, please let me know, so I can update the list. Thank you.

*Source: Coindesk – Spain Cracks Down on Bitcoin Gambling Loopholes

Online casinos accepting crypto and players from Spain - click to see

The following online casino websites accept bitcoin, litecoin and ethereum, and accept players from the Kingdom of Spain:

 

Black Lotus Casino

This is Black Lotus Casino's 2020 animated GIF banner advertising their new slot and their free spins and casino match bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play.
Black Lotus Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 200% match bonus, up to $600. Use the code: WELCOME600
  • +$30 bonus. Use code: WINBLACK

Bonuses for existing players:
  • 32 Free Spins on Sweet Success Code: CHEER1
  • 32 Free Spins on Nordic Wild Code: CHEER2
  • 32 Free Spins on Cosmopolitan Code: CHEER3
  • 32 Free Spins on 7 Chakras Code: CHEER4
  • 32 Free Spins on Le Chocolatier Code: CHEER5
  • 32 Free Spins on Fairy Dust Forest Code: CHEER6
UPDATE, SPECIAL CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BONUS: It's the Elf Hat Game of the season! Can you keep your eyes on the lucky hat? Choose the right one with the present and see what festive prize you will win! For returning players only.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently.
Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

 

If you have questions or any feedback don’t hesitate to drop a comment below. Please let me know in the comments section if you think we might have gotten something wrong or if you have additional information, clarification about the legal status of online gambling in this country, especially if you are from Spain or nearby.

 

This page is part of Simon’s List – Legal Status of Online Gambling – a definitive guide to the legal status of all forms of online gambling activities in every country around the world.

 

Last updated: 2020-12-31

Gamble responsibly,
SimonTheSorcerer

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