Just one years ago, Spanish players could play on any website in the world that accepted international players, but as of June 2012 new regulations have legalized online gaming in the Spanish market, meaning Spanish players can now only play on casinos with a legal license in their own jurisdiction.
A lot of great casino companies have already gained a Spanish gaming license, and put up .es-domains to which the Spanish customers are redirected when entering their main website. They no longer have access to the main website, as some of the games on the international website are not accepted in the Spanish Jurisdiction.
There are different opinions in Spain on whether this is a good thing or a bad thing. The obvious downside of it is of course that there will be fewer operators competing over the customers meaning that bonuses can be slightly lower than they use to be. On the other hand, the Spanish gaming license means that the company is being controlled and supervised by the Spanish gambling authorities, so there’s virtually no risk of being scammed by the operator.
You can read more on this matter, and gambling in Spain, on Juegos de Casino, which is a gaming website that focuses on the Spanish market. If you are a spanish speaking player who lives in latin america, a very common substitute to online gambling is playing on the national lottery, which you can find more information about on quiniela.im!