The Alderney Gambling Control Commission was established in May 2000 to regulate all forms of gambling in Alderney and ensure electronic gambling activities are free from crime and monitored at all times to protect the vulnerable groups. The applicants should provide necessary documents and pay initial deposits for the internal control system checks during the registration process. The deposits go from £5,000 to £10,000. Also, the license fees for category 1 eGambling licence is £17,500, while the renewal costs £35,000. Note that these sums depend on the gross gaming yields, previous licensing activities, and other factors.
Online casino owners face a difficult choice of a reliable jurisdiction, which provides licenses that are valid in many countries. As of today, the choice is not rich, and gambling business owners undergo licensing in one of the following countries and territories: © 2015—2021 GamingLicensing.com However, obtaining a license does not mean that any country will now welcome a new operator because the legal systems of some countries (almost all of the US states, Poland, France and others) forbid online casino games, in whole or in part. Well, luckily, the situation in the US has been changing drastically as of late. More and more states are starting to see the potential of licensing online casino operators. Thanks to the recent changes in the legislation, all individual US states are allowed to make their own decisions regarding the legalisation of online gambling. Over 15 states have already made online casinos legal and established local gambling authorities to control and regulate them.
*** To apply for a gaming license, open a bank account or ask a question, please, fill in the form: In order to get a Gibraltar license, online casino owners have to prove their financial solvency, provide a business plan and be ready to perform transactions (winnings payouts, players’ credit card data processing) exclusively through Gibraltar’s banks. License holders pay 1% of their annual profit, but no less than £85.000. Malta Gaming Authority provides two types of licenses (B2B and B2C) for a period of five years. Those operators who obtained a prestigious Maltese license are on the UK Gambling Commission’s ‘white list’, which allows them to offer their services to British players. The operators have to adhere to a number of requirements, such as filing financial statements, ensuring players’ personal data safety and creating a Responsible Gaming Policy.
Canada is famous for its very tolerant attitude towards gambling in terms of legislation. In 1996, Kahnawake Gaming Commission was created, which, among other things, provides licenses for online casinos. In fact, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission has four types of gambling licenses issued according to the regulations concerning interactive gaming. For those who want to provide interactive gaming services (online casinos) from the hosting facility in Kahnawake, the regulator issues the so-called Client Provider Authorization license. The first annual license fee is $40,000, software inspection costs $15,000 and annual license renewal fee is $10,000. The advantages of this small Caribbean island are zero percent tax on casino profits, fast licensing process (usually about 1.5-2 months) and low ongoing expenses. A casino owner has to place computing power (servers) in the Curacao territory. Online gambling industry forms a great part of the island’s budget, which is why Curacao has such an appealing tax system. There is a 2% corporate tax rate and an appealing master license cost that does not exceed $150,000 but allows license holders to run all gambling verticals under a single license.