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August 02, 2021

The Provincial Council may approve the decree on game in the next few months

Imminent opening of the sports betting market in Navarra

(Spain).- The imminent opening of the sports betting market in Navarra has caused that three companies are doing all procedures to receive a license to run sports betting in Navarra.


n any case, these betting companies may not begin to operate in hotel rooms or gaming premises until Provincial Council had approved the decree on game, according to Ministry of Interior. It could happen in the next few months.

One company that handles its arrival in Navarra is Tele Apostuak Promotora de Juegos SA, based in the town of Eibar Guipuzcoa and operating under the brand Kirol Jokoa in the Basque Country. Tele Apostuak has already formed a new company with local partners in Navarra, named “Apuestas de Navarra SA” and is waiting to complete the formalities and the approval of the regulation on game.

Another company that handles business in Navarra is Codere, which is already present there with its slots machines. Codere is a multinational company that manages more than 50,000 slot machines, 128 bingo halls, 55 betting shops casinos in Spain, Italy and several Latin American countries.

It operates betting shops in the Basque Country under the brand Victoria y Garaipen. Codere sources confirm that they are contacting with the government of Navarre to begin to operate sports betting there. Codere could also follow the formula of seeking local partners.

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