Curacao Gambling License

Due to comparably simple and cost-effective licensing process , Curacao iGaming license has become the world’s most popular online gambling license. A lot of major casino brands operate under Curacao gaming licenses, and it is usually the first choice for those who are entering the online gambling business.

All new licenses issued in Curacao are, in fact, sub-licenses, which are granted to new operators (casinos) by one of the four main master license holders as a type of franchise. Ministry of Justice of Curacao initially granted four master licenses to the following entities:

  • Cyberluck Curacao N.V.
  • Antillephone N.V.
  • Gaming Services Provider N.V.
  • Curacao Interactive Licensing N.V.

Currently, only Cyberluck Curacao and Antillephone are actively issuing sub-licenses, i.e., they are acting as a Curacao online gambling licensing authority which grants licenses to new operators. The costs and licensing processes of Cyberluck and Antillephone are a bit different, however, generally, they issue the same license.

Government of Curacao is constantly reviewing the requirements for issuing and maintaining the licenses and it is highly possible that obtaining or maintaining the license will become more and more difficult. Nevertheless, this should not be considered a downturn. Stricter approach will improve the reputation of Curacao gaming licenses and it is unlikely that these changes will make the licenses inaccessible for new online gambling operators or cause any issues to the current compliant operators. Nomad Law is following the changes thoroughly, ensuring the businesses of current and future customers are running up to date with any amendments taking place in the regulations.

Curacao allows the iGaming licenses to operate worldwide, with some exceptions. From the legal side, even if the country does not allow online gambling, it is not obligatory to limit platform access for these jurisdictions. From this point of view, Curacao license is different from gambling licenses of Isle of Man or Gibraltar: regulators of these jurisdictions require the operators to provide legal opinions from local law firms of the jurisdictions from which they intend to accept players; these legal opinions must state that online gambling is allowed there.

Under the Curacao gaming license, it is allowed to accept payments in both crypto and in fiat currencies. Growing demand for accepting payments solely in virtual currencies exhibits the increasing popularity of crypto casinos. Legal structuring of a crypto casino might differ from a company which accepts both fiat and crypto, or fiat currencies only. Read more about the legal structuring of online gaming companies in our FAQ section.

We can help you navigate Curacao’s gambling laws

Nomad Law works with the two largest master license holders, Cyberluck Curacao and Antillephone. Obtaining the license, however, is only a small part of what Nomad Law offers for online gambling businesses. Our package includes:

Assistance in obtaining the Curacao i-Gaming license

  • We will take care of all documentation and make sure that all requirements for applying for the Curacao Gaming license are met.
  • We will guide the client though the licensing process, assist during the communication with relevant authorities and resolve other related inquiries along the way.

Company formation

  • Incorporation of the Curacao company which will be obtaining the iGaming license.
  • Incorporation of EU companies relevant to the legal structure of the customer.

Payment solutions

  • Bank account opening and payment acquiring solutions for online casinos.
  • Ongoing advisory and account maintenance.
  • Advisory on optimization of payment flows.
  • Taking care of alternative payment-related solutions for gaming businesses (pre-paid cards, e-wallet integrations).

Legal advisory for online gambling companies

  • Advisory on daily operational subjects (as well as more complex matters) related to legal and administrative aspects of an online casino.
  • Tax advisory and ongoing tax compliance services for both corporate structures and ultimate beneficial owners.

Accounting services for online gambling companies

Legal structuring

  • Preparation and practical implementation of the most effective and compliant legal structures for gambling businesses.

Corporate governance

  • Management services of Curacao companies: local directors, addresses and management of correspondence, administration and reporting.
  • Management services of the EU subsidiaries of Curacao companies: local directors, addresses and management of correspondence, administration and reporting.
  • Preparation of internal corporate documentation throughout the year (such as, but not limited to: board minutes, board resolutions, policies), keeping all required corporate records, making sure that the company remains in good standing.
  • Nomad Law will take on the responsibility of informing the client about any changes in regulatory or reporting requirements which might be important in their specific case.

AML/KYC services for gambling businesses

  • Preparation of AML/KYC policies and procedures.
  • Strategic advisory related to AML/KYC for e gaming business.
  • Individual/group AML/KYC trainings for employees and management of online gambling companies.
  • External AML / KYC services.

Legal issue solving for eGaming businesses

  • Remedying the issues related to poor previous legal management.
  • Representation of operators in communication with authorities in EU jurisdictions, master license holders and Curacao regulator.
  • Assistance in solving ongoing issues: settlement of imposed fines, elimination of deficiencies in administrative processes, implementation of new policies (amendments of flawed policies).

By providing an extensive corporate management package, Nomad Law makes sure that the customer is not left on their own after the licensing process is over.

We aim to help our customers to establish companies that remain compliant with applicable regulations and requirements for the whole operational period by taking care of legal, administrative, banking and taxation matters, keeping them informed about any aspects which might have impact on their businesses from the legal perspective and assisting in fulfillment of required procedures in order to keep everything in order.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, would like to discuss your case, start the process for obtaining the Curacao online gambling license or have any other related inquiries.

Get started

Contact us at [email protected], by calling +971 56 591 0692 (UAE), +370 686 24426 (Lithuania/Europe) or drop us a message via our contact page. We will review your case and come back to you with potential solutions.

We look forward to speaking to you!

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Get started

Contact us at [email protected], by calling +971 56 591 0692 (UAE), +370 686 24426 (Lithuania/Europe) or drop us a message via our contact page. We will review your case and come back to you with potential solutions.

We look forward to speaking to you!

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