Tag: Spain

Spanish online gambling and betting market poised to hit $1.22B by 2023

Online gambling and betting businesses in Spain are on track to becoming a billion-dollar industry, according to forecasts. An AFP report quoted consultancy firm Ficom Leisure, which said that Spain is now “on the radar of the international market” as it predicts the market’s annual online gambling and betting revenue to hit €1 billion (US$1.22…

Catalans declare independence as Madrid imposes direct rule

Catalonia has officially announced its independence from Spain after its regional parliament voted “yes”. The Spanish parliament has approved direct rule over the region. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had told senators direct rule was needed to return “law, democracy and stability” to Catalonia. The crisis began earlier this month when Catalonia held a controversial…