Gambling licenses

Casino licenses

This list is for guidance, as some licenses may have certain limitations. Sometimes, there are also huge differences between the individual license locations when it comes to the standards for the providers, so that some sites are a real seal of quality.

To find out more about the respective casinos, you can simply click on the name. Of course, this list may change as companies purchase new licenses or change their location. In many cases, there are also very local licenses, which are limited to one state (eg Italy, Denmark, Spain, France).

This is just one of our categories. You can also filter your casino according to the available payment methods, the offered machines and some other criteria.

Why are licenses important?

A license is much more than a paper. It should also give the customer the certainty that a provider meets certain standards and it gives the customer almost always the possibility of complaint to a competent authority.

If you look back only 10-15 years, then there were only a few countries that had regulated the online gambling, because this was not considered necessary and did not believe in success. In the meantime countless states have found a regulation and in the next 10-20 years many more will be added. Even countries like Mexico have long been in the process of regulating gambling. There are several models.

Complete ban

This is the absolute exception. In such cases, simply no type of gambling is allowed.

Monopoly

Monopolies are still very common. They are often held by state-owned companies or by companies that have won tenders and are now performing on behalf of them. This is still an often-seen model where states do not want market opening for fiscal interests. In some cases, the interests are also criminal, as monopolies invite the omnipotence of a provider to favors and corruption.

Only online gambling is prohibited

Also very rare, but still normal with many old regulations. In the early days of online gambling, some states wanted very quickly to stop the spread via the Internet, but in principle were not averse to a market opening. Hardly used when new regulations become active.

Only those who have a license offline, may offer online

Sounds a bit confusing, but is used very successfully in Belgium. As a company you can only offer the products online for which you have a license offline. If a company has a sports betting license, it can also get one for online betting, but not yet for online casinos, as this would require a casino license for the stationary business. At the moment, Switzerland seems to be heading in this direction in its liberalization.

Everything is openly regulated

Any company can offer all gaming products if predetermined standards are met.