Gaming Intelligence is proud to be a media partner for the upcoming 2019 Gaming in Spain Conference, which takes place in Madrid later this month.

The two-day event takes place on 21-22 November, and kicks off with a tour of Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu stadium followed by networking and dinner. The event continues the following day at Club Atlético de Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium.

With an opening introduction from Gaming in Spain founder Willem van Oort, the event features a regulatory update from Spanish gambling regulator Juan Espinosa García of DGOJ, and Santiago Asensi, managing partner of law firm Asensi Abogados.

This will be followed by a keynote address from Interwetten CEO Dominik Beier, and further panels covering topics including compliance, marketing and media, and taxation. Other speakers include Mikel López de Torre, president of Jdigital, Maarten Haijer, secretary general of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), and Maria Rosa Rotondo, managing partner Spain & Portugal at Political Intelligence.

“Spain is happening now. The country’s iGaming market is booming and there are a number of very attractive tax advantages to be had,” said van Oort. “While there are other markets with perhaps more long-term potential – such as the US – Spain is already open for business, has a significantly larger population than any individual US state, and is considerably less protectionist to boot.”

With around thirty new licensees slated to enter Spain’s regulated iGaming market, van Oort believes that Spain’s gambling market will continue to grow, with total annual revenue still 16 per cent below 2007’s pre-recession peak.

The event will also discuss the political ramifications of the general election in Spain, which takes place this weekend (10 November), the outcome of which may have an impact on the regulatory environment in the country.