As a permissive region, Curacao can issue online betting licenses. Curaçao issues an expert permit, after which the holder of the expert permit can issue sublicenses. The main significant difference is that a sublicensee cannot be issued by a sublicensee.
In Curacao, one betting permit covers all types of online games, so you do not need to apply for different licenses for each game you offer for online betting, opportunities, experience, etc. This Curacao permit additionally applies to organizations specialized in online games, including software providers, subsidiaries, scene administrators, etc.
In which countries can I work at any time with a Curacao betting permit?
With the Curacao Web Betting Permit, you can accept players from all countries, as long as they are not prohibited by your sub-license. Restricted countries include players from Curaçao itself, as well as from Belize, the UK, the US and some EU countries such as Germany and the Netherlands.
Requirements for obtaining a Curacao gambling license:
1. The applicant must be a registered legal entity such as a limited liability company or a public limited company.
2. A complete business plan outlining the operations of the proposed gambling activity must be submitted to the Ministry of Justice in order to obtain a Curacao gambling license.
3. The applicant must have a physical office in the Netherlands Antilles, as well as staff who are physically located there.
4. The applicant must provide evidence of sufficient funds to cover all operating costs for the proposed activity and evidence of technical competence.
5. In addition, a technical audit must be carried out to ensure that the gaming systems comply with all necessary legal regulations.
6. The applicant must also provide evidence of professional liability insurance and third party representations that the gaming systems operate in accordance with applicable laws.
7. The applicant must provide detailed information about their software, including source code and related technical documentation.
8. The applicant must also provide a customer service contract with the Ministry of Justice.
9. Finally, the applicant must comply with all anti-money laundering regulations set by the government of the Netherlands Antilles and submit an anti-money laundering (AML) questionnaire as part of the license application.
How to determine if an online casino has a Curacao license?
When evaluating an online casino, it is important to ensure that the site has a valid Curacao license. This can be achieved by checking the following:
1. Make sure the domain name of the website matches the name of the license owner. All websites licensed by Curacao eGaming must clearly display their details on the home page, including the name of the license holder.
2. Check if the website displays the logo of the licensing authority at the bottom of the main page. If it does not display this logo, then there is a good chance that the casino may be operating with an expired license or no license at all.
3. Go to the site of the licensing authority and find the name of the casino. All licensed casinos will have a valid listing on the website of the licensing authority which can be used to verify its authenticity.
4. Check if there are any customer testimonials or reviews that mention their experience with the casino. Not all reviews will be trustworthy, but if there are a large number of testimonials left by satisfied customers, then it is likely that the casino is legit.
5. Contact the customer support of the online casino and ask them about the status of the license. Most reputable casinos will be willing to provide you with specific proof of their licensed status.
By following these steps, you can ensure that the online casino you are considering is fully licensed and safe to play. It is always important to do your research before playing at any online casino as this will go a long way in protecting your funds and personal information.