Most popular online-casino licenses were created originally to ensure that players and affiliates can identify in the case of disputes or irregularities the legal entity which operates the online-casino. The reputation of online-casinos was ruined over a long period of time by casino providers which have shown an insufficient level of financial integrity. A gaming-license which is not issued from the country where game-play is offered is legally seen useless and has no impact on the legality of the offered game-play. But credit card companies which are providing payment gateways for casinos expect a valid gaming license to authorize transactions from a specific casino domain.
Each of our turnkey casino or white label casino clients operates automatically under the umbrella of a Curacao Gaming license (Netherlands Antilles). Operating under a casino license does not ensure that the game offering won't conflict with local legislations (e. g. USA). An example: If you operate a casino with e. g. a Maltese casino license that does NOT legalize the game offerings in any other country than Malta. It is a common misconception that a gaming license can cure eventually existing restrictions in other countries. So if a casino provider intends to offer game play in the UK then an UK license is required or at least a license with a similar legal status (e. g. Alderney, Gibraltar, Isle of Man).
If a turnkey casino client requires a gaming license (casino license) within a different legislation than basically offered, we can provide alternative casino licensing solutions as an optional service. Depending on the country such licenses require normally a 5 digit number of annual fees payable to the government of the licensing country. Many countries don't provide licenses for online-casinos to protect their own legally sactioned gambling activities and related financial interests. This protective approach was challenged repeatedly by EU court rulings during the last years so that we will see soon changes in the legal frameworks of many EU countries what will finally offer a broader range of licensing opportunities.