As of April 2017, all forms of gambling are legal in Spain, including all forms of online gambling as well (live casino, online slots, exchange betting, poker, bingo, sports betting, fantasy sports, etc). Today, the Spanish gambling industry is booming. Some estimates say that it is the third country in the world by the amount of money its citizens spend on gambling.
Casinos in Spain have something to offer for every taste and budget. You can play the all-time popular casino games, such as Roulette, Blackjack and Punto Banco / Baccarat. Since poker is very popular in Spain, most casinos offer cash games and the opportunity to participate in various Poker tournaments. You can also try Spanish Poker, also called “Synthetic Poker”, a Spanish variant of Omaha Poker played in Spanish casinos.
The minimum gambling age is 18 years. A valid photo ID is required. The dress code and opening hours vary significantly.
The largest gambling city in Spain is Madrid with 4 casinos. The largest casino in the entire country is Casino Gran Madrid Torrelodones, a smart casino with an excellent restaurant. It has 38 table games, 25 poker tables, 200 gaming and video poker machines. It offers American Roulette, French Roulette, Blackjack, Punto Banco / Baccarat and Poker. It is open every day from 4 PM to 5 AM or 6 AM on Friday and Saturday.
Casino de Barcelona is one of Spain’s top rated casinos. It is a big casino with around 150 slot machines. The entrance is free, no jacket or tie are required and it is open Monday to Sunday, 24 hours a day. Spread on two levels, it offers a wide variety of tables and slots, a great bar, beach location, dining options and live concerts in a unique ambient. This truly is more than just a casino!
If you’d like to add a little bit of extra fun to your trip to the Balearic Islands, you can visit Casino Ibiza or Casino de Mallorca in Palma de Mallorca. The Casino Ibiza is a mid-sized casino with a considerable number of slots (available 6PM-8AM), and the classic table games such as Blackjack, Roulette and Poker (8PM-5AM). Casino de Mallorca offers fewer slot machines, but more live table games (American Roulette, Blackjack, Poker).
If you are staying on the Canary Islands, there are several casinos to choose from. The islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria each have three casinos. There are also casinos in Fuertaventura and Lanzarote. They are all relatively small and offer the classic table games such as Blackjack and Roulette and in addition Poker Table Games. The biggest casino on the Islands is Gran Casino Costa Meloneras, located in San Bartolomé de Tirajana – Gran Canaria. Visitors can play the slot machines from 10 PM until 4 AM and the live table games from 8 PM until 4 AM.
There are plenty of others to choose from as well! Other notable places to gamble include Malaga, Costa Brava (Lloret de Mar), Valencia, Alicante and Murcia. Good luck and have fun!