Curacao Gaming Licence


Curacao Gaming Licence


  • One licence for all activities
  • Simple licence obtaining process
  • Only 2 weeks to obtain a licence with
  • No VAT, low profit tax rate
  • Popular in the online gambling industry

Curacao is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean Sea 40 miles (64 kilometers) away from Venezuela. Apart from being a paradise of never-ending summer, it offers great opportunities to start up one’s own online gambling business.


Curacao was one of the pioneering countries that legalised online gambling, in 1996 to be precise. Since then, it became a top-jurisdiction for running remote gambling business.

“I favour Curacao because I have some experience with these licences. Right now, I am in the process of obtaining one. If you are considering opening an online casino, my suggestion is to forget about a Maltese licence and opt for a Curacao licence”

Nikolai Livori
Serial Entrepreneur, iGaming Consultant

Why is it so attractive?

Firstly, one does not need a separate licence for every type of gaming activity. One licence covers all types of gaming activities: poker, sports betting and online casino.

Secondly, the Curacao licence is convenient to obtain. The application procedure takes only two weeks, after which a licensee receives a world-recognised and the cheapest licence in comparison to other popular options.

To apply, one must provide a set of documents and pay the Application Fee.

Contact us via email or the form at the end of this article to find out all the details of the procedure!

Thirdly, the Curacao licence is cost-efficient. It is the happy medium between high price and reliability. The licence is to be prolonged once a year.

Additionally, being a part of the E-Zone, the country is only subject to a 2% profit tax rate and is not subject to VAT. According to the corresponding law, these favourable conditions cannot be changed until 2025.

Check out this table for further information on the cost of obtaining a Curacao e-gaming master license with which you will not only have a licensed online casino but also be able to sublicense other gaming sites.

Additional Services Cost
Rated Service Specify individually
Annual license renewal EUR 16,900
Domain registration of the site in E-zone Depends on the domain name and domain zone, starts from EUR 10 onwards


Licensees can conduct their businesses from within any country remotely. What needs to be kept in mind is that they need to follow the laws of that country. Licensees must register and submit a right IP address and fill in all requested information. Also, they need to have tested software so that it is in line with the Curacao eGaming Commission’s guidelines.

Another favourable point of basing one’s business in Curaсao is political stability of this country.

Choose the best option, and we will help you with the rest!


  1. What does the Curacao e-Gaming license offer?

    With the Curacao e-Gaming license, you will gain access to all gambling activities with a single license. The licensing process is simple, and with the help from GamingLicensing, you can obtain yours in just two weeks. Also, by running an online casino, betting site, or poker site from Curacao, you will be subject to low-profit taxes.

  2. How much is the profit tax rate in Curacao?

    The profit tax rate in Curacao is just 2% on an annual level. By doing business from their E-Zone, you will not be subject to additional VAT taxes. According to their laws and regulations, these conditions can’t be changed before 2025.

  3. What do I need for the Curacao license?

    To obtain the Curacao e-Gaming license, you need to register a company in their E-Zone first. All your servers and hosting needs to be done from Curacao, but you can run the operation from any country in the world.

    Also, your software needs to be tested by an auditing agency to ensure that the fairness and random outcomes of games are indeed random. Moreover, further legal and financial documentation needs to be submitted for revision.