e-Gambling license application

Focus on your goals – We will take care of your e-Gambling license applications in Curaçao, Malta, the Netherlands and Cyprus.
We aim to provide our clients with an effortless process and turnkey solutions that span the setup and maintenance of their e-Gaming operations, so that they can focus on what they do best. We take care of the rest.

e-Gambling license application

Casinos conjure up images of elegant ladies and gentlemen, sipping cocktails, wreathed in cigar smoke and enjoying a game of poker, roulette or dice. Although these glamorous establishments can still be found in cities like Las Vegas, Macau and Monte Carlo, the past two decades have seen the gambling industry shift from physical casinos, betting shops and bingo halls to the online environment. Technology-savvy entrepreneurs have grasped this opportunity and developed all sorts of software that makes it possible for players to get their ‘gambling kick’ from the comfort of their own homes. Of course, the arrival of the Covid pandemic has seriously affected casinos’ operations, accelerating the shift to online gambling.

The online gambling industry, as we can definitely call it nowadays, has been under constant evolution. Over the past 20 years, this industry has brought together a wide array of service providers, including software developers, casino operators, sports betting companies, poker or bingo websites, online payment providers, etc.

Online gambling, like its physical version, has seen an evolution in its regulatory framework, which was inevitable given that the industry deals with high volumes of cash and players’ personal data. In 1994, Barbuda and Antigua was the first jurisdiction to grant online gambling licenses, followed in subsequent years by Curaçao, Kahnawake, Isle of Man and Malta. These gambling licenses, called ‘multi-jurisdictional licenses’, allow gambling operators and software providers, whether business-to-business or business-to-consumer, to offer their products in countries that do not have their own licensing system or where gambling is prohibited. As an operator that has obtained such a license, you will be able to receive services from online payment facilitators, software providers and banks.

To apply for a gaming license, open a bank account, or ask a question, please, fill out the form below:

Requirements for getting a gambling license

Each jurisdiction has a standard set of requirements for obtaining a license. The set of documents and other requirements vary based on the chosen jurisdiction. Below are the basic requirements.

  • - Company registration;
  • - Corporate company documents;
  • - Bank account confirmation;
  • - Documents from all employees, including passport copies and criminal
    records;
  • - A business plan, as well as financial and marketing plans;
  • - Technical documentation, including software and hardware certifications.
 

 

The Curaçao e-gambling license

The Curaçao Gaming License, which was launched in 1996, provides the legal framework for gambling (related) companies that wish to offer services in non-regulated countries. Compared to other remote gambling licenses, the application process for this license is significantly quicker and more affordable. The license is popular because it is widely accepted by banks and payment processors worldwide. Its single licensing system makes it suitable both for software providers (B2B) and online gambling operators (B2C).

With its historical base in Curaçao, eMoore (part of EM Group) has been servicing the online gambling industry since 2005, and has managed to grow from being the ‘new kid on the block’ to a global brand and market leader in less than 15 years. Our team of more than 25 professionals comprises industry experts that can provide our clients with a service that covers all their operational, financial and legal needs.

Operators and software providers who want to apply for a gambling license must set up a company with a local address. This company must be managed by a locally resident director and be compliant with all local financial and legal administrative requirements, such as the book-keeping, drafting of financial statements, tax filing etc. This is exactly where eMoore comes in. Our Curaçao team assists its clients with the company’s incorporation, applies for a company bank account and tax identity number, and ensures that all other local requirements are met. Once the company has been set up, eMoore will apply for the gambling license and then, when the license is issued, our team will also ensure that the company complies with all the related reporting and substance requirements of the licensing regime. 

Are you aware of the recent important regulatory developments? Read about them here and find out what impact they will have on your business and how we can assist you to comply in an efficient manner.

The Malta e-gambling license

Only a few years before Malta joined the EU in 2004, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) had already started to regulate internet gambling. This meant that Malta was the first EU Member State to endorse legislation on remote gambling. Ever since, Malta has been at the leading edge of regulatory developments in the online gambling industry. The MGA’s main priority has always been to create a stable and attractive regulatory environment, which enables the operator to adjust smoothly to this fast-paced industry without losing its focus on the consumers’ wellbeing.

The MGA has created a licensing environment with two categories, creating opportunities for both B2B and B2C operators. For entrepreneurs focused on making the games available for the players, the ‘gaming service license’ distinguishes four types of games for B2C clients.

Type 1: RNG-based casino-type games, online lotteries and virtual sports games.
Type 2: Fixed-odds betting.
Type 3: Poker rooms and peer-to-peer (P2P) gaming (poker, bingo, betting exchange).
Type 4: Controlled skill games where the player can win prize money.

The B2B license, the ‘critical-gaming-supply license’ specially relates to the supply and management of material elements of a game, and the supply and management of software or controlling systems.

Like in Curaçao, eMoore’s team in Malta specializes in helping entrepreneurs to obtain the license and making sure that all local substance, legal and financial related requirements comply with the regulations. Apart from assisting with the incorporation of a Malta company that is needed to apply for the license, our team of in-house lawyers and accountants will be able to perform many other administrative duties, such as the application process of the license, the opening of bank and merchant accounts, preparing the annual financial statements, drafting employment agreements, etc. In addition, we will be able to provide experienced staff for your Malta operation as per the local requirements, the so-called Key Functions.

We strive to provide our clients with a hassle-free process and turnkey solutions throughout the set up and maintenance of their e-gambling operations. Our perfect Monday does exist; you as a client will want to focus on what you do best, and so do we! 

RNG-based casino-type games, online lotteries and
virtual sports games.

Fixed-odds betting.

RNG-based casino-type games, online lotteries and
virtual sports games.

Controlled skill games where the player can win prize money.

The B2B license, the ‘critical-gaming-supply license’ specially relates to the supply and management of material elements of a game, and the supply and management of software or controlling systems.

Like in Curaçao, eMoore’s team in Malta specializes in helping entrepreneurs to obtain the license and making sure that all local substance, legal and financial related requirements comply with the regulations. Apart from assisting with the incorporation of a Malta company that is needed to apply for the license, our team of in-house lawyers and accountants will be able to perform many other administrative duties, such as the application process of the license, the opening of bank and merchant accounts, preparing the annual financial statements, drafting employment agreements, etc. In addition, we will be able to provide experienced staff for your Malta operation as per the local requirements, the so-called Key Functions.

We strive to provide our clients with a hassle-free process and turnkey solutions throughout the set up and maintenance of their e-gambling operations. Our perfect Monday does exist; you as a client will want to focus on what you do best, and so do we! 

The Dutch e-gambling license

We offer a range of services that will help you set up your iGaming business in The Netherlands in a compliant manner.

 

We can assist with your gaming license applications in the following jurisdictions

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