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

 

 

Irish Gambling License

Ireland is found in the North Atlantic Sea where is is separated from Great britain by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel. It is the second largest island of the British Isles.

Many forms of Gambling have been regulated in Ireland for centuries. Throught history, Ireland had a distinct horceracing industry along with a rich cultural history betting both on and off the course.

Corporate Tax: 12.5%

Gambling Tax: 2%

Irish bookies pay 1% tax on all bets placed through their service.

 

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Who manages e-gambling in Ireland?:

Online betting is regulated by the Revenue Commissioners. Lotteries are regulated by the Regulator of the National Lottery, An Garda Síochána (Republic of Ireland police), or the District Court.

Overview:

Online gambling has been legal since 2015 after the passing of the Betting Act of the same year. Ireland allows for both local and foreign operators to apply for remote licenses and therefore have a wide variety of sites offering casino games. Land-based casino’s on the other hand are run as Private Members Clubs. This is typical across Europe. Upon entering the casino, you will need to be registered as a member to enter.

 

Ireland Gambling License

Ireland Gambling License fee:

The initial fee for remote betting intermediaries and bookmakers is EUR10 000. The renewal fee for a remote license will be determined differently for each entity. Bookmakers will pay a renewal fee based on their turnover while betting intermediaries will pay a fee based on their annual commission earnings. The costs can range from EUR10 000 to a maximum of EUR200 000.

Ireland Gambling License Length:

Standard license last for a two year fixed period. Regardless of the date of issue, licenses will expire at the very end of a licensing period.

Anti-Money Laundering Policy:

All operators within the Irish market must comply with the obligations of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010.

Country Restrictions:

Gaming in Ireland is essentially prohibited under the Gaming and Lotteries Act, unless it falls under the following exemptions:
  • Gaming operated in such a way that it falls outside of the definition of unlawful gaming
  • Gaming within traveling shows, circuses, or carnivals.

Contact Details:

Revenue Commissioners:

AddressUpper Yard, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, D02 F342

Information: +353 94 903 4425

Website: https://www.revenue.ie/en/Home.aspx

Licensed Online Casinos in Ireland:

  • Lucky Days
  • Dream Vegas
  • PlayZee
  • Mr Green
  • Fortune Legends
  • Casiplay
  • Genesis
  • Dunder
  • 888 Casino

 

Aland Islands gambling license

The Åland Islands are a region of Finland that consists of an archipelago lying at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea.

PAF are an Åland Island company, licensed and controlled by the local Åland government and were founded in 1966 by charities. Their profit goes to good causes. They operate online on land and on the sea, having built their reputation on safety and responsibility. PAF employ over 350 people across Europe, they develop their own unique games.

Corporate tax: 20%

Gambling tax: In accordance with corporate tax rate.

Aland Islands gambling license

Who manages E-Gambling in Aland Islands?

Online gaming in the jurisdiction is licensed exclusively to the publicly owned, charitable gaming company Ålands Penningautomatforening, also known as PAF. PAF operates under the supervision of the government of Åland Islands and all revenue is used for charitable causes. Although PAF holds a gambling monopoly on the Åland Islands, it provides turnkey eGaming websites with operational services to other companies through its B2B gaming operations.  In June 2012, PAF was granted one of the first poker operator licenses in Spain for the launch of the PAF.es website offering poker on the Ongame Poker Network.

Overview:

Ålands Penningautomatförening or PAF is a Finnish company that operates a legal gambling monopoly on the Åland Islands, Finland. PAF also has an Internet-based gambling and gaming operation, in addition to operating and maintaining casino and gaming activities on a large number of cruiseferrys. The purpose of PAF is to generate funds for humanitarian and social causes on the Åland Islands.

 

Aland Islands gambling license

Minimum Share Capital for a PAFPartner Company:

€0-3

Security Requirements / Indemnity for Player Deposits:

A variety of mechanisms are acceptable commensurate with the Business Plan and commercial performance of the operator.

Aland Islands Gambling License Fee:

€70,000 per year in lieu of all taxes (currently under review with a view to reducing the cost for start-up/smaller operators).

Aland Islands Gambling License Length:

One year

Software Testing Requirements:

Yes, technical standards are published by AGCC.

Reporting Requirements to Regulators:

Periodic financial reports are required.

Anti-Money Laundering Policy:

All operators must comply with AML legislation in force.

Country Restrictions:

No restrictions

Contact Details:

Paf – Head office

Lövdalsvägen 8

Pb 241

AX-22 101 Mariehamn

Åland, Finland

Tel: +358 20 7910 600

Fax: +358 18 22 030

E-mail: info@paf.com

www.paf.com

Business ID: 0280695-6

Dominica Gambling License

Dominica gambling license

Dominica was first colonised by the Spanish, then colonised by the French and British before finally obtaining independence in 1978. It has been nicknamed the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean for its unspoiled natural beauty. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world’s second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. Christopher Columbus named the island after the day of the week on which he spotted it: Sunday (dies Dominica in Latin).

Corporate Tax: 25%

Gambling Tax: TBA


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Who manages E-Gambling in Dominica?

International Business Company (IBC) Act of Dominica 1996.

Overview:

Dominica offers one of the world’s most advanced fibre optics and satellite facilities, providing immediate and easy telecommunications. Customs duty are exempted for imports needed to carry out online gaming activities. Offshore companies, such as online gaming companies, are not subject to foreign exchange control, but all licensed Internet gaming companies must have a local office and local address and must appoint a Dominican resident as the registered agent.

Dominica gambling license

Minimum Share Capital for an iGaming Company:

$1

Licence Fee:

There is an application fee of USD $15,000 for the first application and USD $10,000 for each additional application. Licensees must pay an annual license fee of USD $75,000, or alternatively an annual license fee of the greater of USD $50,000 or 5% of their gross revenue. Capital of at least USD $500,000 is required, of which USD $100,000 must be in Dominican government bonds.

Licence Length:

One year

Software Testing Requirements:

Licensees must submit a certificate from an independent testing laboratory assuring fairness of the games offered and attesting that there are reliable controls in place to curb problem gambling prevent access to minors and citizens of Dominica.

Reporting Requirements to Regulators:

The operator’s books of accounts shall be open to inspection.

Anti-Money Laundering Policy:

All operators must comply with AML legislation in force.

Country Restrictions:

No minors or citizens of Dominica.

Contact Details:

Address:

Ministry of Finance International Business Unit

Ministry of Finance, Industry and Planning

Kennedy Avenue

Roseau

Dominica

Website: www.dominica.gov.dm

Email: ibu@cwdom.dm

Fax: (767) 448-0406

Fax: (767) 448-0054

General Information: (767) 448-2401 Ext. 3158

Online casinos licensed in Dominica:

World Wide Wagering

Macau Gambling License

Macau Gambling License

Gambling in Macau has been legal since the 1850s however it has a history of gaming that dates all the way back to the 18th Century. At the end of 2014 Macau is said to be the richest casino destination in the world. In 2013, 35 casinos generated USD $45 billion (HKD $348.9 billion) in gross gambling wins. This is more than every casino in the entire United States combined.

Macau is the second Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and lies to the West of Hong Kong. This former Portuguese colony has been referred to as the “Monte Carlo of the Orient” or the “Las Vegas of the East”.

As they are the only jurisdiction of Chinese sovereignty with legal casino gambling, Macau attracts most of its visitors from Chinese jurisdictions including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Corporate tax: TBA%

Gambling tax: 70%

Macau Gambling License

Who manages E-Gambling in Macau?

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), provides guidance and assistance to the Chief Executive of Macao SAR on the definition and execution of the economic policies for the operations of the casino games of fortune or other ways of gaming, Pari-Mutuels and gaming activities offered to the public.

The DICJ has the authority to issue and suspend licences should the licensee not adhere to the legal and contractual obligations set out in the contracts.

Currently the regulatory body is not permitting the authorization of online gambling licences to any foreign gambling providers so they may offer remote services from Macau. Although it has begun studying the feasibility of allowing the regulation of online gaming to stretch beyond the current Macau based online sports betting companies.

Dynam Japan Holdings Co Ltd has shown an expressed interest in obtaining online gaming licences to operate from Macau.

Macau Gambling License

Security Requirements:

Online sports betting players wishing to bet or gamble online must be 18 or older and fulfill the criteria in accordance to the law on online gambling in their own country or the place where they currently are. Players must abide by the relevant local laws at all times and if in any doubt, should obtain local legal advice. Online casinos do not, accept any responsibility for any breach of any local gambling or betting laws and will not accept US citizens or residents as their gaming customers as it is a breach to the US legal regulations.

Licence Fee:

The Macau Gaming Authority are currently not issuing new online gaming licences.

Licence Length:

Not available

Reporting Requirements to Regulators:

Regulation is in accordance to the norms enforced by the Special Administrative Region of Macau, and omissions are governed by the legislation enforced by the same Special Region. Further reading see MJC Betting Rules: http://www.mjc.mo

Anti-Money Laundering Policy:

All operators must take preventive measures against crimes of money laundering and terrorist financing, suspicious transactions must be reported, negligence is punishable and administrative offences carry hefty fines.

Country Restrictions:

Currently no foreign providers have been allocated online gaming licences.

Local Online Gambling Laws:

In 2011 the government acknowledged Macau has no online gambling laws, therefore it is not illegal to use outside websites from your Macau residence or hotel room to play online poker, casino games or to bet on sports or races.

Contact Details:

Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau

Address: Avenida Praia Grande, Ed. China Plaza, 21st Floor, Macau, Macau 762-804

Website: www.dicj.gov.mo

Email: enquiry@service.dicj.gov.mo

Fax: +853 2837 0296

General Information: +853 2856 9262

Online casinos licensed in Macau:

The government of Macao has authorized the Macao Jockey Club and Macau Slot Sportsbook to offer gaming for horse racing, greyhound racing, and football and basketball wagering products over the Internet.

Macau Slot Sportsbook website

Macau Jockey Club – website

 

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