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E-Gaming & Gambling Services

Online gaming and casinos/ gambling legislation varies greatly from country to country. There are many jurisdictions all over the world that issue gaming and gambling licenses to online casinos.

GFSC Global would be glad to assist you with applying to obtain an E-Gaming and Gambling License or Sub-License in the following jurisdictions:

EU Jurisdictions: Malta, UK, Cyprus, Portugal, Gibraltar

Offshore Jurisdictions: Costa Rica, Curacao, Montenegro, Brazil, Isle of Man, Buenos Aires, Seychelles, South Africa

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Gambling Licenses
EU Jurisdictions

Licenses are granted by Malta Gaming Authority (“MGA”) under the provisions of the Gaming Act, Cap 583.

Below please find features of the particular license category in more details:

Feature/Category Gaming License
Type of company required to be eligible Malta Ltd company
Taxation 5%
Minimum paid-up statutory capital Depends on services to be provided. Range is from 40,000 EUR to 100,000 EUR
Main requirements Physical office, minimum of 2 directors, AML Compliance Officer, qualified personnel, audited financial statements.
Timeframe A complete application is normally decided upon MGA approval within 5-8 months from the date of filing.
Government fees 5,000 EUR

GFSC GLOBAL can offer as well the following services in relation to the license application, which include:

1) Opening of operational and clients bank accounts (worldwide).

2) Assistance with recruitment of personnel (e.g. Executive Director(s), Independent Non-Executive Director(s), other required qualified personnel)

3) Provide outsourced services, such as Accounting, Bookkeeping, Internal Audit, External Audit

4) Provide outsourced Compliance & AML Support services

5) Provide outsourced Risk Management services

6) Assistance with finding local premises

7) Assistance with Trademark & Brand Name registration

8) Provide in-house trainings/seminars

9) Provide Legal Opinions

10) Provide DPO & GDPR Advisory services

Licenses are granted by the Gambling Inspection and Regulation Service (“GIRS”) under the provisions of the Decree-Law 66/2015.

Below please find features of the particular license category in more details:

Feature/Category Gambling License
Type of company required to be eligible Portugal Ltd company
Taxation 8%- 30%
Minimum paid-up statutory capital 50,000 EUR
Main requirements

Physical office, minimum of 2 directors (locals), AML Compliance Officer, qualified personnel, audited financial statements.

Two guarantees are required: one in the amount of €500,000 to cover legal obligations, which includes players’ accounts and fines and a second guarantee of €100,000 to cover the payment of taxes.

Timeframe A complete application is normally decided upon GIRS approval within 12 months from the date of filing.
Government fees 18,000 EUR*

GFSC GLOBAL can offer as well the following services in relation to the license application, which include:

1) Opening of operational and clients bank accounts (worldwide).

2) Assistance with recruitment of personnel (e.g. Executive Director(s), Independent Non-Executive Director(s), other required qualified personnel)

3) Provide outsourced services, such as Accounting, Bookkeeping, Internal Audit, External Audit

4) Provide outsourced Compliance & AML Support services

5) Provide outsourced Risk Management services

6) Assistance with finding local premises

7) Assistance with Trademark & Brand Name registration

8) Provide in-house trainings/seminars

9) Provide Legal Opinions

10) Provide DPO & GDPR Advisory services

Licenses are granted by the National Betting Authority (“NBA”) under the provisions of the Betting Law of 2019 (L.37(I)/2019).

Below please find features of the particular license category in more details:

Feature/Category Gambling License
Type of company required to be eligible Cyprus Ltd company
Taxation 13%
Minimum paid-up statutory capital 500,000 EUR
Main requirements

Physical office, minimum of 2 directors, AML Compliance Officer, qualified personnel, audited financial statements.

A guarantee is required: by a bank in Cyprus or other EU Member State for 550,000 EUR with expiry date extending to six months following the expiry of license to be granted by the authority.

Timeframe A complete application is normally decided upon NBA approval within 4-7 months from the date of filing.
Government fees 30,000 EUR*

GFSC GLOBAL can offer as well the following services in relation to the license application, which include:

1) Opening of operational and clients bank accounts (worldwide).

2) Assistance with recruitment of personnel (e.g. Executive Director(s), Independent Non-Executive Director(s), other required qualified personnel)

3) Provide outsourced services, such as Accounting, Bookkeeping, Internal Audit, External Audit

4) Provide outsourced Compliance & AML Support services

5) Provide outsourced Risk Management services

6) Assistance with finding local premises

7) Assistance with Trademark & Brand Name registration

8) Provide in-house trainings/seminars

9) Provide Legal Opinions

10) Provide DPO & GDPR Advisory services

Licenses are granted by the UK Gambling Commission under the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005.

Below please find features of the particular license category in more details:

Feature/Category Gambling License
Type of company required to be eligible UK Ltd company
Corporate taxation 15%
Minimum paid-up statutory capital 100,000 GBP
Main requirements Physical office, minimum of 2 directors, AML Compliance Officer, qualified personnel audited financial statements.
Timeframe A complete application is normally decided upon Gambling Commission approval within 4-5 months from the date of filing.
Government fees From 534 GBP to 17,596 GBP*

GFSC GLOBAL can offer as well the following services in relation to the license application, which include:

1) Opening of operational and clients bank accounts (worldwide).

2) Assistance with recruitment of personnel (e.g. Executive Director(s), Independent Non-Executive Director(s), other required qualified personnel)

3) Provide outsourced services, such as Accounting, Bookkeeping, Internal Audit, External Audit

4) Provide outsourced Compliance & AML Support services

5) Provide outsourced Risk Management services

6) Assistance with finding local premises

7) Assistance with Trademark & Brand Name registration

8) Provide in-house trainings/seminars

9) Provide Legal Opinions

10) Provide DPO & GDPR Advisory services

Licenses are granted by the Gibraltar Licensing Authority under the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005.

Below please find features of the particular license category in more details:

Feature/Category Remote Gambling License
Type of company required to be eligible Gibraltar Ltd company
Corporate taxation

0,15%

Minimum paid-up statutory capital

Sufficient capital to support initial and ongoing expenses

Main requirements Physical office, minimum of 2 directors, AML Compliance Officer, qualified personnel, audited financial statements.
Timeframe A complete application is normally decided upon Gambling Commission approval within 4-6 months from the date of filing.
Government fees 10,000 GBP*

GFSC GLOBAL can offer as well the following services in relation to the license application, which include:

1) Opening of operational and clients bank accounts (worldwide).

2) Assistance with recruitment of personnel (e.g. Executive Director(s), Independent Non-Executive Director(s), other required qualified personnel)

3) Provide outsourced services, such as Accounting, Bookkeeping, Internal Audit, External Audit

4) Provide outsourced Compliance & AML Support services

5) Provide outsourced Risk Management services

6) Assistance with finding local premises

7) Assistance with Trademark & Brand Name registration

8) Provide in-house trainings/seminars

9) Provide Legal Opinions

10) Provide DPO & GDPR Advisory services

Gambling Licenses
Offshore Jurisdictions

Licenses are granted by the Curacao Gaming Commission and it is directly connected to the Netherlands Antilles Government. Within the Curacao Gaming Commission is a body called the Curacao Internet Gaming Association (CIGA) which is in charge of all matter concerning e-gaming Sub-Licenses.

Below please find features of the particular license category in more details:

Feature/Category Gambling License
Type of company required to be eligible Curacao Ltd company
Taxation 0%- 2%*
Minimum paid-up statutory capital Not required
Main requirements Minimum of 1 director, AML Compliance Officer, qualified personnel, audited financial statements.
Timeframe A complete application is normally decided upon Gaming Commission approval within 1-2 months from the date of filing.
Government fees 4,500 EUR

GFSC GLOBAL can offer as well the following services in relation to the license application, which include:

1) Opening of operational and clients bank accounts (worldwide).

2) Assistance with recruitment of personnel (e.g. Executive Director(s), Independent Non-Executive Director(s), other required qualified personnel)

3) Provide outsourced services, such as Accounting, Bookkeeping, Internal Audit, External Audit

4) Provide outsourced Compliance & AML Support services

5) Provide outsourced Risk Management services

6) Assistance with finding local premises

7) Assistance with Trademark & Brand Name registration

8) Provide in-house trainings/seminars

9) Provide Legal Opinions

10) Provide DPO & GDPR Advisory services

Licenses are granted by the Games of Chance Administration under the provisions of the Games of Chance Act of 2006. Below please find features of the particular license category in more details:
Feature/Category Gaming License
Type of company required to be eligible Montenegro Ltd company
Taxation 9%
Minimum paid-up statutory capital 75,000EUR A guarantee is required: by a bank in Montenegro for 30,000 EUR
Main requirements Physical office, minimum of 1 director, AML Compliance Officer (local), qualified personnel, audited financial statements.
Timeframe A complete application is normally decided upon Gaming of Chance Administration approval within 2-4 months from the date of filing.
Government fees 300 EUR
GFSC GLOBAL can offer as well the following services in relation to the license application, which include: 1) Opening of operational and clients bank accounts (worldwide). 2) Assistance with recruitment of personnel (e.g. Executive Director(s), Independent Non-Executive Director(s), other required qualified personnel) 3) Provide outsourced services, such as Accounting, Bookkeeping, Internal Audit, External Audit 4) Provide outsourced Compliance & AML Support services 5) Provide outsourced Risk Management services 6) Assistance with finding local premises 7) Assistance with Trademark & Brand Name registration 8) Provide in-house trainings/seminars 9) Provide Legal Opinions

10) Provide DPO & GDPR Advisory services

Licenses are granted by the Gambling Supervision Commission (“GSC)” under the provisions of the Online Gambling Regulation Act 2001. Below please find features of the particular license category in more details:
Feature/Category Gambling License
Type of company required to be eligible Isle of Man Ltd company
Taxation 0.5%- 15%*
Minimum paid-up statutory capital 75,000 USD
Main requirements Physical office, minimum of 2 directors (locals), qualified personnel, audited financial statements.
Timeframe A complete application is normally decided upon GSC approval within 3-4 months from the date of filing.
Government fees 5,000 GBP
GFSC GLOBAL can offer as well the following services in relation to the license application, which include: 1) Opening of operational and clients bank accounts (worldwide). 2) Assistance with recruitment of personnel (e.g. Executive Director(s), Independent Non-Executive Director(s), other required qualified personnel) 3) Provide outsourced services, such as Accounting, Bookkeeping, Internal Audit, External Audit 4) Provide outsourced Compliance & AML Support services 5) Provide outsourced Risk Management services 6) Assistance with finding local premises 7) Assistance with Trademark & Brand Name registration 8) Provide in-house trainings/seminars 9) Provide Legal Opinions

10) Provide DPO & GDPR Advisory services

Licenses are granted by the Governmental Authority of Control (“LOTBA”) under the provisions of the Law 19079 and Regulatory Decree No. DCTO -2019-181GDEBA-GPBA. Below please find features of the particular license category in more details:
Feature/Category Gambling License
Type of company required to be eligible Buenos Aires IBC
Taxation 0.5%- 15%*
Minimum paid-up statutory capital Demonstration of net worth USD 25,000,000 Minimum amount of annual sales USD 1,600,000
Main requirements Minimum of 1 director, qualified personnel, audited financial statements.
Timeframe A complete application is normally decided upon LOTBA approval within 4 months from the date of filing.
Government fees 30,000 USD
GFSC GLOBAL can offer as well the following services in relation to the license application, which include: 1) Opening of operational and clients bank accounts (worldwide). 2) Assistance with recruitment of personnel (e.g. Executive Director(s), Independent Non-Executive Director(s), other required qualified personnel) 3) Provide outsourced services, such as Accounting, Bookkeeping, Internal Audit, External Audit 4) Provide outsourced Compliance & AML Support services 5) Provide outsourced Risk Management services 6) Assistance with finding local premises 7) Assistance with Trademark & Brand Name registration 8) Provide in-house trainings/seminars 9) Provide Legal Opinions 10) Provide DPO & GDPR Advisory services