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E-Gaming & Gambling Licenses

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, Ukraine

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E-Gaming & 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/CategoryGaming or Betting License (4 different categories)
Type of company required to be eligibleMalta Ltd company
Taxation5%
Minimum paid-up statutory capitalDepends on services to be provided. Range is from 40,000 EUR to 100,000 EUR
Main requirementsPhysical office, minimum of 2 directors, AML Compliance Officer, qualified personnel, audited financial statements.
TimeframeA complete application is normally decided upon MGA approval within 5-8 months from the date of filing.
Government fees5,000 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/CategoryOnline Gambling and Betting License (3 different categories)
Type of company required to be eligiblePortugal Ltd company
Taxation8%- 30%
Minimum paid-up statutory capital50,000 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.

TimeframeA complete application is normally decided upon GIRS approval within 12 months from the date of filing.
Government fees18,000 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/CategoryBetting License (2 different categories)
Type of company required to be eligibleCyprus Ltd company
Taxation13%
Minimum paid-up statutory capital500,000 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.

TimeframeA complete application is normally decided upon NBA approval within 4-7 months from the date of filing.
Government fees30,000 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/CategoryGaming/ Gambling/ Betting License (7 different categories)
Type of company required to be eligibleUK Ltd company
Corporate taxation15%
Minimum paid-up statutory capital100,000 GBP
Main requirementsPhysical office, minimum of 2 directors, AML Compliance Officer, qualified personnel audited financial statements.
TimeframeA complete application is normally decided upon Gambling Commission approval within 4-5 months from the date of filing.
Government feesFrom 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/CategoryGaming/ Gambling/ Betting License (7 categories)
Type of company required to be eligibleGibraltar Ltd company
Corporate taxation

0,15%

Minimum paid-up statutory capital

Sufficient capital to support initial and ongoing expenses

Main requirementsPhysical office, minimum of 2 directors, AML Compliance Officer, qualified personnel, audited financial statements.
TimeframeA complete application is normally decided upon Gambling Commission approval within 4-6 months from the date of filing.
Government fees10,000 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 National Gambling Office (“ONJN”) under the provisions of Government Emergency Ordinance no. 77/2009.   Below please find features of the particular license category in more details:
Feature/Category Gaming License (2 different categories)
Type of company required to be eligible Romania company
Taxation 16%
Minimum paid-up statutory capital 208,000 EUR
Main requirements Minimum of 1 Director, authorized representative (local), bank account with Romanian bank, Compliance Officer, audited financial statements
Timeframe A complete application is normally decided upon ONJN approval within 2-3 months from the date of filing.
Government fees From 6,000 EUR to 120,000 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 Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection under the provisions of Gambling and Lotteries law. Below please find features of the particular license category in more details:
Feature/Category Gaming License (8 different categories)
Type of company required to be eligible Latvia company
Taxation 25%
Minimum paid-up statutory capital 1,400,000 EUR
Main requirements Minimum of 1 Director (EU residents), bank account with Latvian bank, AML Officer, audited financial statements
Timeframe A complete application is normally decided upon Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection approval within 3-4 months from the date of filing.
Government fees From 4,270 EUR to 427,000 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

E-Gaming & 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/CategoryGaming License
Type of company required to be eligibleCuracao Ltd company
Taxation0%- 2%*
Minimum paid-up statutory capitalNot required
Main requirementsMinimum of 1 director, AML Compliance Officer, qualified personnel, audited financial statements.
TimeframeA complete application is normally decided upon Gaming Commission approval within 1-2 months from the date of filing.
Government fees4,500 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/CategoryGaming License
Type of company required to be eligibleMontenegro Ltd company
Taxation9%
Minimum paid-up statutory capital

75,000EUR

A guarantee is required: by a bank in Montenegro for 30,000 EUR

Main requirementsPhysical office, minimum of 1 director, AML Compliance Officer (local), qualified personnel, audited financial statements.
TimeframeA complete application is normally decided upon Gaming of Chance Administration approval within 2-4 months from the date of filing.
Government fees300 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/CategoryGaming License
Type of company required to be eligibleIsle of Man Ltd company
Taxation0.5%- 15%*
Minimum paid-up statutory capital75,000 USD
Main requirementsPhysical office, minimum of 2 directors (locals), qualified personnel, audited financial statements.
TimeframeA complete application is normally decided upon GSC approval within 3-4 months from the date of filing.
Government fees5,000 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/CategoryGaming License
Type of company required to be eligibleBuenos Aires IBC
Taxation0.5%- 15%*
Minimum paid-up statutory capital

Demonstration of net worth USD 25,000,000

Minimum amount of annual sales USD 1,600,000

Main requirementsMinimum of 1 director, qualified personnel, audited financial statements.
TimeframeA complete application is normally decided upon LOTBA approval within 4 months from the date of filing.
Government fees30,000 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

Licenses are granted by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (“AGCC”) under the provisions of eGambling Regulations 2009.   Below please find features of the particular license category in more details:
Feature/Category E- Gambling License (2 different categories)
Type of company required to be eligible Alderney company
Taxation 0%
Main requirements Minimum of 1 Director, Compliance Officer, AML Reporting Officer
Timeframe A complete application is normally decided upon AGCC approval within 2-3 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
Licenses are granted by the Financial Services Regulatory Commission (“FSRC”) under the provisions of Interactive Gaming & Interactive Wagering Regulations. Below please find features of the particular license category in more details:
Feature/Category Gaming License (2 different categories)
Type of company required to be eligible Antigua and Barbuda company
Taxation 0%
Main requirements Minimum of 1 Director, Compliance Officer, physical presence, audited financial statements
Timeframe A complete application is normally decided upon FSRC approval within 2-3 months from the date of filing.
Government fees 15,000 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
Licenses are granted by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission under the provisions of Kahnawake Gaming Law and Regulations concerning Interactive Gaming.   Below please find features of the particular license category in more details:
Feature/Category Gaming License (4 different categories)
Type of company required to be eligible Kahnawake company
Taxation 0%
Main requirements Minimum of 1 Director, physical office, AML Compliance Officer, audited financial statements
Timeframe A complete application is normally decided upon Gaming Commission approval within 2-3 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

The gaming activities in Marshall Islands are not regulated thus, there is not any requirement to obtain any license for the particular type of activities.

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

Feature/CategoryGaming Company
Type of company required to be eligibleMarshall Islands company
Taxation0%
Main requirementsMinimum of 1 director and 1 shareholder, submission of annual return
TimeframeThe registration of a Marshall Islands company is normally completed upon Registrar of Corporations approval within 1-2 working days from the date of filing.

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

The gaming activities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are not regulated thus, there is not any requirement to obtain any license for the particular type of activities.

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

Feature/CategoryGaming Company
Type of company required to be eligibleSVG company
Taxation0%
Main requirementsMinimum of 1 director and 1 shareholder
TimeframeThe registration of a SVG company is normally completed upon Registrar of Corporations approval within 5-7 working days from the date of filing.

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