Sportingbet, a British online gambling group, is another company having talks with the Spanish authorities concerning the payment of retrospective taxes. Like Bwin.Party, Sportingbet hopes to be granted a Spanish online gaming licence in June. The Spanish regulator has received applications for online gaming licences from fifty nine operators wishing to enter its lucrative online gaming market. Gibraltar based 888 Holdings Plc, one of the world’s most popular online gaming entertainment and solutions providers is having discussions with the Spanish authorities regarding its position with the payment of back taxes. It also hopes to be granted a licence in June 2012.