Curacao iGaming and Enterprise Hosting Solutions for your casino

We work with Curacao iGaming companies and our role is to take care of and manage your hardware for you.

We are located in the E-Commerce Park E-Zone which is the islands most popular data center. We can tailor our services to meet the needs of your gaming application no matter what betting software you are running.

iGaming and Enterprise hosting solutions

  1. We co-locate your hardware (and can offer a procurment service to obtain hardware for you if required)
  2. Your servers are installed in our rack cabinets
  3. We install software (Linux/Microsoft) and harden your servers for you
  4. We can configure your switches, Firewalls and VPN
  5. On site 24/7 engineers to tend to your hardware needs

In addition to co-location services we offer a cloud hosting and shared hosting solution for your business to take care of email, backup, and other services your business will require.

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We offer a Cheap offshore VPS hosting solution to our clients who are looking for a discrete and private location to host their data.

While our hosting is cheap, we have built our VPS servers on a highly redundant hardware pool. We use multiple hypervisors working together to ensure our servers are always online. Should critical hardware failure be experienced in any of our units, the next unit simply takes over. If you require high input output (I/O) rest assured that we only use SSD drives for our clients VPS servers. All our VPS servers are backed up to SAN storage and replicated to other hypervisors in a giant raid type system.

Where are your Cheap offshore VPS hosting servers located?

Our servers are located in Curacao, a Dutch colony off the coast of Venezuela/South America. Curacao enjoys strict privacy laws as well as incredible connectivity to the US and South America through Internap and LEVEL at NAP of the Americas. The Dutch colony enjoys many EU benefits but maintains its privacy which is why we built our cloud hosting platform here.

Servers are located in E-Commerce Park, Willemstad, which is a designated E-Zone on the island.

Why use Cheap offshore VPS hosting?

Our main reason for hosting in Curacao is due to the rapidly changing laws in the US and Europe that interfears with peoples businesses. It is very unlikely anyone will interfere with your business if it is hosted with us and you can be certain we do not take anyones nonsense without our local courts getting involved.

By using our web hosting service in Curacao, we guarantee your data will be safe from prying eyes. Curacao is a gambling friendly jurisdiction which is one of the many reasons making it an offshore hosting friendly destination.

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Malta Controlled Skill Game regulation

As of the 24th January 2017 the Malta Controlled Skill Game regulation has been in force. The MGA has been entrusted with the governance and regulation over the skill games sector which is covered in the Lotteries and Other Games ACT, article 78.

The MGA is empowered to regulate the sector in terms of a number of public policy objectives including consumer protection, fairness of the game and the prevention of fraud.

The purpose of the Controlled Skill Game regulations is to address a range of games which vary substantially from typical games of chance with the aim of differentiating between games that require state intervention and those that do not.

The MGA is empowered to issue a “Controlled Skill Game” license which is valid for 5 years (and renewable there after). The license additionally covers Controlled Skill Game Suppliers who offer games on a B2B basis. The license is subjected to a number of requirements including vetting of the persons behind the business, financial system auditing to ensure the system is sound and secure, measures are in place to prevent fraud and money laundering, segregation of player funds and a consumer centric approach to the business.

What fees apply to Controlled Skill Games?

License holders are subjected to administrative fees and a 5% tax over gaming revenue.

What games fall under the Controlled Skill Games license?

Games which are based on a random number generator at the start of the game, such as cards or dice, but which rely on skill as the game progresses, such as is in the case of games such as belote, tarot, rummy or backgammon, should be licensed, but in such a way as to be deemed different to gambling.

How do I know my game is a game of skill?

Regulation 3 of the regulation deals with classification of a game and criteria covers:

  • the presence of random draws and their effect on the outcome;
  • whether the game is played for money and, or prizes with a monetary value;
  • whether participation in a game involves any form of monetary commitment, or commitment of a monetary value
  • the possibility of any negative social impact of the game;
  • whether the activity is closely associated with games of chance and/or gambling;
  • the duration of each event, competition or match;
  • whether, on the face of it, a skilled player is able to win more than an unskilled player;
  • whether a player’s chance of winning is significantly increased by experience in playing the game
  • whether skill can be acquired through training, experience, reading literature or other educational material;
  • whether a rule-set or format that is used further nullifies the effect of any element of chance;
  • whether the game is played against other human players, or otherwise;
  • the level of interaction between the players, the level of interaction between the operator and the players, and the level of intervention by the operator during the event, competition or match; and
  • the complexity of the game, including the amount of player choices and their potential effect on the outcome, and the strategies involved.

Provided that when the Authority determines, basing itself on any one or more of the above criteria, that an activity is more akin to a game of chance or a game of chance and skill than to a skill game as intended by the Act and any regulations made thereunder, then such an activity shall not fall within the
parameters of this Schedule

Fantasy sports, for instance, will now fall under a Controlled Skills Game license

I have a gambling license, do I need a Controlled Skill Game license as well?

According to the paper titled Digital Games of Skill with Prize (December 2015) it is not worth getting a classification for your skilled games.

An operator offering both traditional games of chance via the internet, as well as games of mixed chance and skill, such as board games, would rather have such games regulated under their gambling licence, as the burden and
expense of proving that such games are more skill-based is not worth the recategorisation.

GamblingTec.com can power your games of skill

While regulations in most jurisdictions are still green, a time will come when games of skill will need to be regulated. In cases where they do, you are free to ingerate your games into the GamblingTec.com platform which operates off a gambling license.

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Curacao Permanent Establishment

Curacao offers great tax incentives to e-commerce companies looking to be based from the island. This means you pay 2% tax as apposed to 40% tax. Apart from the great tax incentive the island also offers a fantastic telecommunication infrastructure makinging it an ideal location to run an e-business. However, permanent establishment is required and this is what will influence certain aspects of your business.

What companies require Permanent Establishment?

In Curacao a local company can be given special status known as “E-Zone status”, this is a company operating from one of the local economic zones. The most popular types of comapnies being formed in Curacao are remote gambling companies who setup due to the affordable curacao gambling license. These companies are generally foreign owned and it is vitaly important that they adhere to PE rules in order to ensure they satisfy permanent establishment criteria.

Permanent Establishment and owning servers in Curacao

In terms of web hosting, in order to meet Permanent Establishment (PE) requirements you must own hardware (if you are runnin an E-Zone company). This means you must own a physical machine on the island and not use rented servers. For customers wanting to benefit from our cloud infrastructure and meet PE regulations at the same time, we have created an affordable colocation-cloud product. Essentially this means you buy a server and host it with us, and we offer a VPS as well as a shared hosting package as part of the deal.

Why can I not just rent a server?

The reason is that your new Curacao based E-Zone business must satisfy permanent establishment criteria and one of those criteria is to own physical property on the island. If not, your country of residence may claim your E-Zone company as a local company due to a lack of substance and apply local taxes to your business.

By owning infrastructure, having an office address, local directors, telephone numebrs and staff on the island etc. your E-Zone company is permanently established and legal requriments are satisfied. In this case, it would be hard to prove that your company is somehow not a CW E-Zone entity.

Need an E-Zone company?

We are not just a webhosting company, we have been on the island since 2006 and we can help you with your business, be it online gambling or some form of e-commerce business that you wish to benefit from favpurable tax incentives.

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What other card games other than poker is available for online gambling

Poker is probably the most popular card gambling game known to man, however it is not the only gambling card game that you can play.

A popular card game known as Oh Hell has recently been turned into a gambling game called Oh Hell Stackpot.

Here is the press release

Fans of the Oh Hell trick-taking game will soon be able to enjoy real-money competitions online after Hell Club announced that it will be launching its new Oh Hell Stackpot innovation from Sunday.

Curacao-licensed Hell Club described Oh Hell as a card game where players attempt to guess how many tricks they can take via any given hand before subsequently attempting to fulfill this prediction. The online card room declared that the number of tricks changes in each cycle according to a pattern with every game usually played to a predetermined number of rounds.

“The Stackpot concept is an original Hell Club invention and when applied to round-based games without a set number of winners the wagered money that isn’t won stacks up in a pot on the table,” read a statement from Hell Club. “It is later used to increase the value of winnings for subsequent wagers.”

Hell Club stated that its own Hellcoins crypto-currency is utilized during games of Oh Hell Stackpot and players enter competitions by staking an amount equal to the number of tricks they intend to take.

“If they take the number of tricks bid, they will win back their ante plus additional Hellcoins per trick bid on,” read the statement from Hell Club.“The larger the table pot, the greater the number of Hellcoins won per trick.”

Hell Club explained that each Hellcoin is equal to €1 ($1.23) for Oh Hell Stackpot cash games while players are required to stake a pre-determined buy-in for its sit-and-go competitions.

“For multi-table tournaments, the Burning Pot format is used,” read the statement from Hell Club. “This is another Hell Club innovation and means that instead of limiting tournament length by slowly increasing table stakes like in poker, the table pot burns away a number of Hellcoins with each hand slowly decreasing the total amount of Hellcoins in the tournament.”

To mark its launch of Oh Hell Stackpot, Hell Club proclaimed that it will be holding a special freeroll competition on Sunday from 1pm New York time featuring a €1,000 ($1,237) prize pool. There will also be HellTickets worth €22 ($27.22) awarded to the top-performing 20 competitors that can be utilized to enter the site’s first real-money Oh Hell Stackpot tournament some two hours later.

“Hell Club is thrilled to be launching its latest online card game innovation, Oh Hell Stackpot,” said Simon Ry from Hell Club. “We believe that this game has the potential to be the next big thing after poker if it finds the right target group. In Oh Hell there is no such thing as a bad hand. Regardless of your cards, you can still make plays so long as you can predict the behavior of your opponents. The game is played worldwide and usually for fun.

“Most other gambling games don’t make much sense if you take away the money as they’re often boring or even pointless. Introducing a betting aspect to a game that is fun to play without money will hopefully only enhance the experience and players can opt to compete for fun or for cash. We believe that both formats will be hugely popular and look forward to receiving feedback from players.”

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How to start an iGaming Business, Start an online casino

Ever wanted to learn how to start an iGaming business or start an online casino? Well you are in luck, this post outlines exactly what you need to do in order to get going!

Starting an iGaming business is a complex task that can take a lot of time and effort however there are some secrets you can use to make the task a lot simpler than one would expect.

What is an iGaming business

An iGaming business is one where you offer gambling related games to your cusotmers who play these games using fiat currency or cyrpotcurrency on the chance of winning a prize. iGaming games includes poker, casinos, lotteries, bingo and sports betting. Many countries restrict or ban online gambling, but it is legal in most countries of the European Union, several nations in the Caribbean and a growing number of African countries.

Will I need a gambling license to start an iGaming business?

Yes you will, without an iGaming license you will not be able to setup e-wallets or merchant processing accounts in order to accept payments from your customers.

If you want your casino to target Europe, we would suggest a Malta gambling license, on the other hand if you are interested in secondary markets then we would suggest a Curacao gambling license.

Will I need games to start an iGaming business?

Yes, iGaming games are traditionally lottery, casino, poker, table games, sports betting etc. These you could build yourself (if you have the skills to do so) but in most instances, you will work with a casino game vendor or a games aggregator.

Will I need e-wallets and credit card payments to start an iGaming business?

Unless you plan to take cash in hand, you will need to integrate payments into your website so that your players can make deposits.

Popular payment methods are: NETeller, Skrill and Credit Card. In addition to this, many casinos are now accepting Bitcoin and other alt coins as a form of payment.

Some people think they can use the likes of Paypal and Payonner to accept payments. These companies and many like them do not accept gambling type businesses as customers.

What platform software can I use to start my iGaming business?

Companies such as Microgaming, NETentertainment, Playtech are the most well known gambling companies who will offer a packaged solution for you to start your business. In many instances these companies will ask large upfront fees from you before you can get going. When we were at ICE in 2016, we were told by NETentertainment that we needed to pony up €120,000.00 just to get their games. Microgaming asked for $200,000.00 USD when we first approached them. We never approched PlayTech however we would imagine the pricing to be simialr.

If you have the money to burn, we would recommend all of the above companies, they have great games, great products, and good support and staff. If you do not have the money to burn, then the next option is likely your best one.

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Cost of a Malta gaming license for your casino

So you are looking for a Maltese gambling licesne. This document goes over the costs and processes in order to obtain the license.

NOTICE

Malta is not the cheapest jurisdiction to obtain a casino license in, if you are looking for a more affordable license then we suggest taking a look at a Curacao gambling license which is better suited to tighter budgets.

Why Malta?

Malta is part of the European Union which makes it a very attractive jurisdiction to obtain a gambling license in. It comes with tax incentives and an expert work force.

What this document covers

This document covers the end to end application process with the Malta Gaming Authority (“MGA”) as well as an overview of the related prices for the setup and the maintenance of a gambling company in Malta.

  1. Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) license types
  2. Malta gambling license application process
  3. Malta Gaming Authority fees
  4. Gaming Tax as Applicable by the MGA
  5. Share Capital Requirements
  6. Administration services
  7. Key official Services
  8. On-going operation
  9. Financial Audit
  10. How long does it take to get the Malta gambling license

Malta Gaming Authority license types

The Malta Gaming Authority offers four types of remote gaming licenses:

  • Class 1 – a remote gaming licence (examples of Class 1 licences would include casino-type games and online lotteries) whereby operators manage their own risk on repetitive games. It is also possible to have a Class 1 on 4 licence whereby the Class 1 licensee operates its games on the software and in certain cases through the equipment of a Class 4 licensee;
  • Class 2 – a remote betting licence (an example of a Class 2 licence would include fixed-odds betting) whereby operators manage their own risk on events based on a matchbook. It is possible to have a Class 2 on 4 licence whereby the Class 2 licensee operates its games on the software and in certain cases through the equipment of a Class 4 licensee;
  • Class 3 – a licence to promote and/or abet remote gaming in or from Malta (an example of a Class 3 licence would include poker rooms and peer-to-peer (P2P) gaming). It is also possible to have a Class 3 on 4 licence whereby the Class 3 licensee operates its games on the software and in certain cases through the equipment of a Class 4 licensee;
  • Class 4 – a licence to host and manage remote gaming operators, excluding the licensee itself, whereby software vendors provide management and hosting facilities on their platform. In essence this is a business to business (B2B) gaming licence.

Malta gambling license application process

In order to prevent any unnecessary delays in the process, our clients will undergo a pre-application process together with the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). This will ensure the quality of the application and will be followed by the actual application process that consists of a number of steps:

  1. 1) The MGA will conduct a fit and proper exercise by assessing all information related to those involved in financing and management and on the business viability of the operation. In addition the MGA conducts integrity investigations with national and international regulatory bodies and law enforcement agencies.
  2. 2) The MGA conducts an in depth financial analysis of the applicant’s business plan. It is expected to include a detailed forecast of the operation together with details pertaining to marketing and distribution strategies, HR planning, and growth targets.
  3. 3) Operational and Statutory – The applicant is examined on the instruments required to conduct the business. This process includes examining the Company’s incorporation documents, the games, the business processes related to conducting the remote games, the rules, terms, conditions, and procedures of the games, the application architecture, and the system architecture.
  4. 4) The MGA will inform the applicant that the application was successful and will invite the applicant to implement onto a technical environment in preparation for going live. 60 days are allowed for the applicant to complete such operation. Within those 60 days, the applicant may request an external systems audit where the live environment will be examined against the proposed application. Once the certification process is completed, a five-year license will be issued by the MGA.
  5. 5) Once the licence is issued, an independent third party will be contracted by the MGA to perform a number of compliance audits of the licensees operation throughout the first and the third year of operation.

Malta Gaming Authority fees

Description Fee
Fee for a new licence of any class €5,000.00
Application fee for the renewal of any class €5,000.00
Systems Audit €2,500.00
Compliance Audit €3,500.00

Annual licence fee

The annual license fee is paid to the MGA, previously this was a fixed fee for any class however as of 2018 this fee is changing as follows.

For a class 1, 2 or 3 license the annual fixed MGA fee is €25,000 and for a class 4 license €10,000. If a licensee has multiple classes of licenses (1, 2 or 3) the annual combined fixed fee is calculated on Gross Gaming Revenue:

Revenue Fee
Fee for a new licence of any class €5,000.00
-5Mln EUR €25,000.00
5mln – 10mln EUR €30,000.00
+ 10mln EUR €35,000.00

Compliance contribution

The MGA has introduced this new fee which is based on Grosse Gaming Revenue and has minimal annual contributions which differ per class:

Class 1: Annual Compliance contribution – Minimal fee €15.000, Max €375.000 Rate
For every euro of the first €3,000,000 1.25%
For every euro of the next €4,500,000 1.00%
For every euro of the next €5,000,000 0.85%
For every euro of the next €7,500,000 0.70%
For every euro of the next €10,000,000 0.55%
For every euro of the remainder 0.40%
Class 2: Annual Compliance contribution – Minimal fee €25.000, Max €600.000 Rate
For every euro of the first €3,000,000 4.00%
For every euro of the next €4,500,000 3.00%
For every euro of the next €5,000,000 2.00%
For every euro of the next €7,500,000 1.00%
For every euro of the next €10,000,000 0.80%
For every euro of the next €10,000,000 0.60%
For every euro of the remainder 0.40%
Class 3: Annual Compliance contribution – Minimal fee €25.000, Max €500.000 Rate
For every euro of the first €2,000,000 4.00%
For every euro of the next €3,000,000 3.00%
For every euro of the next €5,000,000 2.00%
For every euro of the next €5,000,000 1.00%
For every euro of the next €5,000,000 0.80%
For every euro of the next €10,000,000 0.60%
For every euro of the remainder 0.40%
Class 4: Annual Compliance contribution – Minimal fee €5.000, Max €500.000 Rate
For every euro of the first €2,000,000 0.50%
For every euro of the next €3,000,000 0.75%
For every euro of the next €5,000,000 1.00%
For every euro of the next €5,000,000 1.25%
For every euro of the next €5,000,000 1.50%
For every euro of the next €10,000,000 1.75%
For every euro of the remainder 2.00%

Gaming Tax as Applicable by the MGA

  1. Class 1 – €4,660.00 per month for the first six months and €7,000.00 per subsequent month;
  2. Class 1 on 4 – €1,200.00 per month;
  3. Class 2 – 0.5% on the gross amount of all bets accepted;
  4. Class 3 and Class 3 on 4 – 5% of real income;
  5. Class 4 – No Tax levied for the first six months of operation, €2,330.00 per month for the subsequent six months, and €4,660.00 per subsequent month for the entire duration of the licence

Share Capital Requirements

When incorporating the company on Malta, the MGA requires that companies operating a class 1 or 2 license have a share capital of €100.000. For class 3 or 4 license holders this amount is €40.000. Companies applying for multiple licenses amounts will be cumulative.

An idea of corporate setup fees for a Maltese gambling company

Description Fee
Incorporation Fee (This includes name reservation, customer due diligence process, M&As, Share Register, VAT application, income tax application, excl. MFSA Registration Fee) €1,200.00 – €2,000.00
Registered office (optional) €500 – €1000.00
Corporate Director (optional) €1,000.00 – €2,000.00
Company Secretary €500 – €750
Annual Compliance (KYC) Maintenance €250 – €500
Management Fee Package €3,000.00 – €5,000.00
Assistance opening a bank account €1,000.00 – €2,000.00

Administration services

Description
Book Keeping
Legal Administration
The legal and financial administrational services will be charged against the applicable hourly rates which may vary from €60 to €250 per hour, depending on the experience of the employee involved.

The above fees are per class of license.

Typically the fees will include assistance with the drafting of the business plan, financial prognosis, and system documentation.

Key official Services

A Key Official is a natural person, approved and licensed by the MGA to act as a main point of contact towards the said authority on behalf of the gaming company licensed in Malta. Key Official services cost on average €1,000 per month. This will also include the preparation and submission of the player liability reports of the company, gaming tax reports, the quarterly returns, completion of any other returns due by the company (such as questionnaires/consultation papers) to the MGA amongst other duties generally incumbent upon directors by application of the law.

On-going operations

If preferred a service provider can assist with the on-going daily financial and legal matters of the company. The type of service will depend on your personal preferences and below is an example of the services a gaming company may expect to be made available to them:

  • Filing of the annual returns
  • Preparing and processing bank transactions
  • Preparation of bookkeeping and related annual financial statements
  • Company VAT(quarterly), annual tax and tax refund filings
  • Payroll services
  • Mini One Stop Shop (Moss) VAT compliance
  • Preparation of dividend warrants
  • Certification of documents
  • Legal administration (e.g. drafting/reviewing contracts or agreements)
  • Liaising with the auditors
  • Residency applications and opening of bank accounts for employees

We would recommend negotiating fixed monthly fees to cover the above services allowing you to budget appropriately.

Financial Audit

Audit fees (external auditor) start at €1,500. The actual fee highly depends on the amount of activities within the company.

How long does it take to get the license?

The time frame for the application of an iGaming licence to be processed by the MGA ranges between 4 to 6 months depending on the timely and complete provision of the documentation required.

Please be aware that Malta has a VAT rate of 18% which is not included in our cost estimates.

Where can a Malta Gambling license be used?

Casinos licensed under a Malta Gambling License can offer services to players in over 180 countries.

It is far simpler to list the countries where the Malta Gambling License can not be used: USA, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Some European countries are barred too: France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Denmark.

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GamblingTec – Platform as a service for Curacao Gambling Licenses

Gambling lincensing can be expensive, this is why GamblingTec.com built their platform as a service as a means to help Game Developers get their games licensed and online, and for a fraction of what it would otherwise cost.

What is GamblingTec?

GamblingTec is a platform designed to help game developers get their casino styled games infront of a paying audience without the need to go through the licensing process directly. The team behind GamblingTec have licensing, payment solutions, hardware, software, banking relationships and a Platform. All game developers need to do is integrate into the Platform to gain the benefit from all the associated infrastructure. Operators are free to offer any game in the network.

While the business is still young, many exciting innovations are in progress and over time, it will become the goto platform for indie styled games and gambling game inventions.

How will it benefit me?

If you are a game developer or potential casino operator then GamblingTec.com is a way for you to get your game or casino up and running in a licensed casino environment, quickly.

There is no need to purchase hardware or setup corporate structures that would otherwise be needed in order to apply for a gambling license. The Platform manages all aspects of your business sales and revenue and payments are made to you or the company you contracted with.

GamblingTec is integrating into third party games and as an operator, you will have a selection of games you can offer to your clients. If you have written your own game, you are free to integrate it into the platform and offer this to your customers.

What will it cost?

The service is not for free and you will spend a minimum of around €400 per month (do not quote us on this). This however is a lot cheaper than licensing your own casino directly.

Their fees are outlined here: casino game pricing

How do I get started?

To get going, visit the website, make an appointment to speak with a consultant, and from there, you are on your way to getting your game infront of a paying audience!

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I want more information

Why not read the GamblingTec Q and A with the business developer behind the project which was published on linked in?

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Host your website offshore

Did you know, you can host your website offshore and it is not too difficult!

In the past offshore hosting was synonomous to things like money laundering, shady businesses and similar perceptions. But today, offshore hosting is an essential part of doing business in a global economy and there are legitimate reasons to require your servers to be in a remote location.

Host your website offshore


When you send your servers to a distant county or in the case of Curacao, island, this is called ‘offshore web hosting’. You may do this to be close to your customers, for privacy reasons, licensing reasons (such as gambling licensing) and this will vary from person to person.

Host your website offshore in Curacao

We offer hosting from Curacao, which is an off shore hosting destination with incredible connectivity to the United States and South America. We work with financial services institutions, caribbean based companies as well as remote gambling companies. Customers host with us for license reasons, Curacao’s strict privacy laws, fiscal benefits and access to a multi lingual workforce.

Why would you host your website offshore?

You may be wishing to host products and services that your home country has deamed illegal, such as a gambling website (which
is perfectly legal in Curacao). Poker, casino’s and similar offerings are banned in Asian countries, and for clients looking
to setup such a website, we would be a perfect fit.

Other reasons may be legal reasons such as what we call PE (Permanent Establishment) and in this case this would apply to
Caribbean based companies. You may wish to run an affiliate programm such as bookmaker partner programs or pharmacy affiliate programs, which few countries will host.

About our offshore offerings

We offer shared hosting, co-location hosting, dedicated servers as well as VPS servers. We operate a redundant cloud with multiple hypervisors replicating client data and on super fast hardware. Each point in our network has a failover solution such as switches, routers, servers which allows us to service hardware without the need to shut our network down, it also means that should hardware fail, our clients websites will stay online.

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How to license my gambling app

So you have developed an iOS gambling app for the app store and you are now wondering how on earth you are going to license it?

Do I need a gambling license for my app?

According to the app store, you do:

5.3.4 Apps that offer real money gaming (e.g. sports betting, poker, casino games, horse racing) or lotteries must have necessary licensing and permissions in the locations where the App is used, must be geo-restricted to those locations, and must be free on the App Store. Illegal gambling aids, including card counters, are not permitted on the App Store. Lottery apps must have consideration, chance, and a prize.

How do I license my game for online gambling?

Essentially you have three options:

  1. Apply for a gambling license in a relevant jurisdiction
  2. Apply for a white label from an existing gambling company
  3. Use a gambling games licensing service provider

We have written about costs of setting up a gambling license which you can find here: costs of a Curacao license to get an idea of what you will be spending.

To obtain a white label, you would need to find a company willing to offer this to you. It comes with certain criteria such as handing over your domain name (where applicable) and payments being settled to the whitelabel holder.

The last option is likely the best option which is to use a Gambling Games service provider. This is basically a company with pre-existing licensing, payments, etc. who offers licensing as a service. All you do is integrate your app into their API and you are ready to do.

There are some pre-requisites such as having your game tested for fairness and RNG certification to deal with however these are relatively simple to get done. We work with GamblingTec.com who offers gambling licensing as a service to game developers

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