Gaming License in Curaçao

Curaçao has established itself as one of the main promoters and managers of "Gaming Licenses" worldwide, being also one of the most stable countries in granting this type of license. It belongs to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (direct connection with Europe), and at the same time, its privileged presence in the paradisiacal Caribbean makes this island a more than ideal destination to be the place of choice when applying for this license.

This small Caribbean island was one of the first territories to grant gaming licenses, making it one of the oldest and, at the same time, one of the best known. One of the main advantages is that whoever receives this license can use it in physical businesses, such as betting and gaming websites in general. 

Online gaming is a legitimate business activity in Curacao, provided the e-gaming company has obtained the proper licensing (sublicense). The Online Gaming legislation was first created in 1993 when the islands were still the Netherlands Antilles. Undoubtedly, Curacao has thought of this project based on the progress of our times.

It is important for you to know that this license is mandatory. Without it you will not be able to open bank accounts, your business has no legal basis and your options of partners will be extremely limited, if not null.

Why Should You Have a Curaçao Gaming License?

There are several advantages of choosing Curaçao as their home for your gambling operations, and we are going to tell you some:

-Friendly tax laws

-Fast and inexpensive procedure

-If you apply for a Master License, you’ll be able to sell sub-licenses

-This type of license in Curaçao works for any type of gambling operations

-Curaçao’s regulations are a lot softer than in other countries

-Curaçao has a gaming-friendly legislative system

-Curaçao’s IT infrastructure offers a lot of opportunities for online operators, such as well-managed servers, online stability, and a lot more.

-The period for obtaining your license goes from 4 to 8 weeks.

If we have piqued your interest and you would like to learn more about how to obtain your Gaming License in Curaçao, read on and remember that our team of experts is waiting for you to start this new project.

The Types of Licenses to Apply for

According to Curaçao’s law, there are two types of licenses to apply for. These are:

-Master License

This type gives the operators the chance of selling sub-licenses to third parties, which are subject to the same rules and restrictions. This license is issued by the Minister of Justice and it’s a bit hard to obtain.

-Sub-License 

With this type of license, you will get the same rights and benefits of operating a gambling business in Curaçao, but with the difference that it is granted on a single-instance basis and without the possibility of extending it to third parties. That is to say, you will be the only holder and qualified to execute your license.

Requirements to Get a License 

Any entrepreneur, operator, or investor who wish to get a Gaming License in Curaçao must meet these criteria:

-Full compliance with all the procedures set by the State

-Full identification of the Ultimate Beneficial Owner with its satisfactory references

-Detailed and transparent description of all the games to be offered by the operators.

You must pay attention to these criteria, because it will determine if you are eligible to apply for a gaming license in Curaçao, and, consequently, of the entire future of your business.

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Once Curaçao’s authority has decided that you meet the established criteria, you’ll have to fulfill these requirements:

-Original Certificate of no criminal records of the owner of the company. The document must not be more than three months old.

-Certified copy of passport not older than 3 months.

-Original Bank references of the owner, not older than 3 months.

-Original or certified copies of utility bills not older than 3 months.

-Description and details of the game offered and the gaming software that will be used, including copies of software licenses agreements.

-Confirmation of the RNG application and its fairness if applicable.

-Target market

-Copies of Terms & Conditions which must include underage gaming policies, responsible gaming policies, and AML policies.

-Hosting of a minimum of a backup of the customer & transaction database in Curaçao.

Possible Activities under Gaming License in Curaçao

If your application process has been successful (and if you contacted us for advice, it surely was), you will be allowed to execute several actions, deals, offer products, and much more. It is our pleasure to tell you everything you will be able to do:

-Offer any online gaming and betting product worldwide with very few restrictions on target markets such as the USA, Curaçao, France, the Netherlands, and others.

-Enter into agreements with multiple merchant services providers, software providers, etc., which we will gladly assist you with.

-Open and operate bank accounts anywhere in the world with any banks where banking businesses are accepted.

-Own any intellectual property rights such as domain names, software, URLs, etc.

-Engage in marketing activities for its own business and the business of other operators (in VAT countries for example to mitigate VAT).

What can we do for you?

No doubt this would not be one of our articles if we did not tell you the wide range of services we can offer you when applying for and obtaining your Gaming License in Curaçao. This opportunity is unique and promises to generate enormous benefits for you.

With that being said, we would like to tell you what our team of experts can do for you:

-Incorporating an Offshore Company in Curaçao

This is an excellent idea when it comes to registering an offshore holding company. Featuring a Zero-tax status and is one of the world’s friendliest corporal and legal environments.

-Assistance and advice in the application process for your Gaming License.

-A corporate account for E-Gaming

We work with a variety of international payment institutions and financial institutions that cater to the online gambling industry.

-Establishing a Corporate Merchant Account for the business to accept payments directly via Visa & Mastercard

Once you have your business established you will need to be able to receive payments from your customer, and that’s where we will help you.

-4 Hours Personalized Advice: 

Need some help or assistance with conducting your business offshore? Want to get favorable conditions when applying for an offshore credit card? Want to know where you can invest your offshore profits for maximum return? … Ask us! We offer the best after-sale support in the industry, and will do our best to assist you with whatever concerns and problems you might have!

Without any doubt, obtaining a Gaming License in Curaçao is an excellent investment option for you. This is a business with many possibilities and great rewards if you know how to manage it. This Caribbean island is one of the pioneers in the issuance of this type of license, and at the same time, it is one of the easiest countries to obtain it.

Its bearers must respect the rules and laws established by the Curaçao authorities, which is not a problem given a large number of partners and destinations to which they can direct their operations once their process has been processed and approved.

It is our pleasure to accompany and advise you during this process. Whether you decide to take advantage of the glamour of the Caribbean along with the order and responsibility of Europe. You need to know or run an entirely online business, Curaçao is a great destination for you and your partners.

Do not hesitate to contact us. This process can take up to 4 months, but with our support, you won't notice until you have the Gaming License in your hands. Our team is waiting for you!

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