Is this why Spain is really very keen to get its hands on Gibraltar? They could buy several Spanish fishing fleets with the HUGE profits made from "Remote Gambling" ie internet casino companies, all operating from the Rock .... each company has several approved brands ( click on links to expose the brands)
REMOTE GAMBLING FROM GIBRALTAR
All gambling operations in Gibraltar require licensing under the Gambling Act 2005 (“the Act”). Remote Gambling licences, including for telephone and internet betting, are issued by the Licensing Authority.
The Gambling Commissioner is appointed under the provisions of the Act. The Act grants the Gambling Commissioner powers to ensure that licensees conduct their operations in accordance with their licenses and in such a manner as to maintain the good reputation of Gibraltar.
The Licensing Authority will only consider licensing blue chip companies with a proven track record in gambling, licensed in a reputable jurisdiction, of good financial standing and with a realistic business plan. Licences are generally difficult to obtain. As at 1st March 2012 the licensed operators were as follows:-
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