Jamaica Gambling License

Jamaica is an island nation found in the Caribbean.  Stretching out  10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean. The tropical island is best known for being the birthplace of the Regae music and Ragae sensation Bob Marley.

Corporate Tax: 25%

Gross gaming revenue Tax: 10%

Who manages E-gambling in Jamaica?

The Jamaican Gambling sector is regulated and controlled by the Betting, Gaming & Lottery Commision (BGLC) which works as a statutory body of the Jamaican Government’s Ministry of Finance. It is the Commissions duty to facilitate and enable sustainable growth with in the Gaming Industry. The Commission registers, licences and approves various activities which fall under these broad categories as well as audits and monitors compliance to ensure that licensees operate within the terms of their licenses.

The Casino Gaming Commission which was established in 2010 by the Casino Gaming Act of the same year is charged with thepower to grant casino licenses. The Commision also stands as a regulatory boy for casino gambling on the island.

Jamaica Gambling License

 

 

Overview:

In mid 2010, the BGLA underwent a major update with amendments following soon after. The amendments also expanded the activities which would require licensing by the Commission to include the manufacturing, testing, supplying and selling of gaming machines. The Commison also began their investigation into the the feasibilty of internet gaming. Today online gambling is legal in Jamaica however it is only available to tourists.

License Fee:

150 000 USD.

License Length:

Licence for Gaming Machines & Premises: Licences are valid for one year from April 1 to March 31. Licences must be renewed by March 31 each year to avoid penalties

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Anti-Money Laundering Policy:

All operators must comply with AML legislation in force.

Country Restrictions:

Online gambling is only available to non residents of Jamaica.

Contact Details:

BGLC Address: 

78cef Hagley Park Road,
Kingston 10,
Jamaica, W.I.

Tel:(876) 630-1353

Fax:(876) 758-7594