From January of this year to September inclusive, the Spanish gambling regulator La Direccion General de Ordenacion del Juego blocked 975 gambling sites in the country that were operating illegally because they did not have a license to do so. This is stated in the report of La Direccion General de Ordenacion del Juego.
Reportedly, following the warnings, the bulk of sites with illegal gaming content (835 sites) have ceased their activities in Spain. These resources illegally ran lotteries, advertised illegal gambling operators and distributed gambling without licenses. Another 140 owners of sites with illegal gambling received warnings that they could be fined large sums.
The report also states that during the same period, La Direccion General de Ordenacion del Juego confirmed the operation of 769 gambling companies in Spain, renewing 640 and issuing 129 new licenses.
Note that the work of the gambling regulator La Direccion General de Ordenacion del Juego also includes supervision over the gambling business operators officially operating in Spain. The regulator strictly monitors compliance with the law regarding admission to gambling for money of persons who have not reached the age of majority, as well as those who, on a voluntary basis, added themselves to the list, from which persons are prohibited from visiting gambling establishments and gambling sites. Also, the regulator suppresses any attempts to cheat players.