If in August the news of the cessation of Titanbet’s activity was surprising (it closed on September 11), now it is Merkurmagic who closes in Spain. The German operator got the gaming license in 2016 and has been offering casino games and sports betting ever since. As of October 9, the website is inoperative for players who want to access from Spain.
Merkurmagic has informed its users through an email of the closure of activity as of October 9 at 9 in the morning. Since last September 11, no new user registrations are allowed. In addition, players with an account at Merkurmagic have about a month to withdraw money from their accounts. In relation to sports bets, bets can be made until next October 5.
Merkurmagic will have customer service until November 6 to answer questions and help those players who need it. Queries or doubts will be resolved through the following email [email protected].
Restrictions in the Gambling Law in Spain
The Gauselmann group, of which Merkurmagic is a part, has not wanted to publicize the reason for the cessation of activity of the website in Spain. However, it is believed that it may be related to the new Gaming Law that the Government plans to establish as of October.
After the approval of the new advertising law for bookmakers and gaming operators, they will only be able to advertise at night, from 1 to 5 in the morning. Nor may they use known characters or active athletes to advertise the operator. In addition, they will not be able to sponsor sports teams. The Government has decided to toughen advertising to stop the increase in gambling among the youngest and other vulnerable groups.
Merkurmagic, Gauselmann’s digital bet
The Gauselmann Group was founded in 1957 and has always been at the forefront of the gaming and entertainment industry. It is present in 90 countries. Merkurmagic was the group’s digital bet in 2016 and was well received by players. Four years later, Merkurmagic closes in Spain. The operator currently has six gaming halls in Spain, 5 halls in Mallorca and one in the capital of Spain.