Weeks before online gambling licenses are to be handed out June 1, Spanish authorities have sprung a potentially game-changing surprise. They are demanding that applicants pay backdated tax for the last four years.
Bwin.Party, Euro 60 million
Sportingbet/Miapuesta, Euro 50 million
PokerStars, Euro 200 million
Some operators could find the demands too heavy and withdraw their applications for licenses.