Jul 8, 2022

Obtaining a gambling license in the UK – a step-by-step guide

The United Kingdom has one of the most developed gambling industries across the globe. Online casinos and some other types of gambling are allowed in the country. The government meets the needs of entrepreneurs seeking to start a gambling business. Residents of the country pay taxes at a reduced rate, while foreign businessmen are completely exempt from any taxation. In this article, we are going to talk about the types of the UK licenses and the process of obtaining them in 2022.
Jun 24, 2022

Gambling in Cyprus in 2022: legislation, regulation, taxation

How to obtain a gambling license in Cyprus is a common question among entrepreneurs seeking to open an online casino. Cyprus, an island state in the Mediterranean Sea, is an international business hub, which has a large concentration of casinos and a favorable tax system. The government supports the development of the gambling industry, but as in any other jurisdiction, there are certain restrictions in place. This, of course, does not mean that you will not be able to get a Cypriot license. If you learn the ins and outs of the local market and comply with all the applicable laws, there should not be any problems.
Jun 10, 2022

How to utilize cryptocurrency in online gambling and keep within the law

You have probably heard the story about the guy that bought a pizza for 10,000 BTC back in 2010. Today, 10,000 BTC (about $316,602,000) can get you a Caribbean island, a casino chain, and several luxury restaurants in different parts of the globe. Well, hopefully, that pizza was really good!
Bitcoin is one of the most popular decentralized currencies in the world. It is successfully used in various areas, including the iGaming industry. However, the question of the legality of cryptocurrency games still remains. Gaming operators who opt for Bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital currencies have to deal with conflicting facts and controversial decisions by the authorities. Naturally, gambling company owners want to legalize their business, which makes obtaining a license for a crypto casino one of the most discussed topics in the market. We could not stay away and decided to do our own research on cryptocurrency gambling in different countries across the world.
May 26, 2022

eCOGRA certificate: obtaining process, cost, advantages of having one

In the world of iGaming, there are several organizations that monitor activities of online casinos and sportsbooks. One of the most respected of them is e-Commerce Online Gambling Regulation and Assurance. Their certification is always helpful for your business, especially if you work within the legal framework and provide a wide range of services: slots, poker, roulette, lotteries, scratch cards and other games.
May 16, 2022

What does the process of obtaining a license in Latvia look like?

The gambling industry plays a significant role in Latvia’s economy. Unlike other post-Soviet countries, Latvia never imposed strict restrictions on casinos and sportsbooks. They issue licenses for video slots, roulette, blackjack and other games. The licensing requirements and the taxation policy are very favorable for licensees. The permit is issued for an unlimited duration, but operators must undergo a re-registration process every year. What else should entrepreneurs be aware of when it comes to opening an iGaming business in Latvia?
Mar 21, 2022

The Gambling Industry Stands Together Behind Ukraine

UN officials estimate up to 4 million people could be displaced if the situation in Ukraine continues to deteriorate, and the gambling industry have banded together through an initiative called “Gambling Industry For Ukraine” to help those affected.
Under the banner of charity Choose Love’s Ukraine Crisis Fundraiser they set a target of £250,000 and their efforts have already achieved donations of £190,000. Companies such as Betsson Group, OLBG, Funfair Games, SBC and VIXIO have all pushed business rivalries aside to show solidarity behind the plight of the Ukrainian people.
Feb 7, 2022

New rules for obtaining a gambling license in Sweden: what will change in 2022?

The gambling market in Sweden has been regulated since 2019. To open a legal casino in the country, one must first obtain a special permit. In June 2020, new legal regulations were adopted, which reduced the maximum bet amount and daily deposit limit. It seems that in 2022, Sweden has taken a course to tighten online gambling laws.
A few days ago, the Ministry of Finance introduced a number of initiatives aimed at making online gambling safer. Under new rules, a gaming software license will be mandatory for all game providers. These changes will come into force on 1 January 2023.
Dec 30, 2021

How to obtain a betting license? Submitting documents and getting your permit

How much does it cost to get a sports betting license? This is an important question for every entrepreneur planning to launch a sportsbook. This type of gambling is considered highly lucrative as betting on sports is allowed in many countries around the world. Having an official license allows you to expand your business and strengthen your position in the international market. If a company has a permit from one of the leading global jurisdictions (Malta, Curacao), players can be sure that they can safely visit its website and make bets on sports and other events.
GamingLicensing will help you obtain a reputable license and start a legal betting business in your country. Our experts will deal with the paperwork and advise you on how to avoid all the pitfalls. We take care of preparing, translating and submitting the documents—all you have to do is just wait for the approval.
Dec 16, 2021

Getting a license in Belize. What should online casino owners know?

Belize is a rapidly growing Central American country, which was one of the first to recognize the potential of gambling and to begin issuing licenses to gaming operators. In 2000, the Gaming Control Act came into force regulating the gambling sector. A few years later, it was amended to include online casinos.
Nov 29, 2021

Malta vs Curacao: which gambling license is better?

Launching a successful online casino brand is impossible without a gambling license. It is a special permit that gives the right to conduct gambling activities, including video slots, lotteries, table games, sports betting, etc. The presence of a license indicates that the operator uses proven software and always pays out players’ winnings. Both Malta and Curacao licenses are very respected in the industry. In this article, we are going to compare them side by side and find out which one is better to choose in 2021.
Nov 1, 2021

The Future of Online Gambling Is Here: Trends to Expect in 2022

Transform. Adapt. Alter. Improve. Enhance. It is not difficult to imagine these words echoing in the ears of all gambling and casino developers in the iGaming industry daily and serving as the driving force for all the new and ingenious gaming solutions they bring to the table.
Oct 18, 2021

U.S States Set to Legalize Online Gambling in Late 2022

Following the demise of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) and a revised opinion on the Interstate Wire Act by the Department of Justice, the outlook for legal online gambling in the U.S.A seems to be changing rapidly for the better of online casino and sports betting enthusiasts. Namely, all individual states are well within their rights to choose whether they want to legalize online gambling or not, and about half of them have already jumped the bandwagon. However, some states have not joined the movement yet. The following list includes the best candidate states to legalize at least one form of online gambling as early as Q1 of 2022. Check them out.
Oct 4, 2021

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) Clamps Down on Gambling-Related Advertisement

With the newly-regulated online gambling market in the Netherlands set to open on October 1, 2021, the operators still need to get on the same page with the rules and requirements imposed by the Dutch Remote Gambling Act (KOA) and overseen by the Netherlands’ gambling regulatory authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA). The latest issued guidance deals with advertising and player acquisition.  
Sep 20, 2021

Technology and Casino Gaming — A Match Made in Heaven

Technology is a significant part of society, forever altering the way we live and perceive life. Not all areas of life have experienced only the positive sides of advanced technology, but the casino industry is one of the areas that benefited the most. The rise of mobile devices, computers, and the internet has led to creating the iGaming industry and brought about the domination of online casinos and sportsbooks we see today. 
Jul 28, 2021

Gambling Industry in Argentina: Detailed Overview of Rules and Regulations

Argentina is the second-biggest country in South America and with the second-largest population as well. With that kind of a geographical and demographic outlook, it is no wonder that gambling has established such a stronghold in the country, for where there are people, there is gaming. 
Jun 30, 2021

Northern Ireland to Overhaul Its 35-Year-Old Gambling Laws

The lawmakers of Northern Ireland have recently announced a major overhaul of the existing gambling laws that have been in place for 35 years. Namely, the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries & Amusements (NI) Order 1985, which currently regulates gambling in the state, does not keep up with the industry’s technological advancements and overall changes. That is why the Department for Communities has luckily acknowledged the dire need for improvement.
Jun 28, 2021

Northern European Countries Go Full Throttle on Licensing Gambling Online: A Complete Outlook and Comparison

The countries of Northern Europe are regarded as bastions of equality and freedoms of all kinds. The situation isn’t different when you look at gambling and how it is regulated in those countries.Most Northern European countries such as Sweden, Denmark, and others have regulated online casinos, sports betting sites, poker rooms, and many other forms of land-based and online gambling. This article will tell you more about the gaming legislation in these territories,  the licensing procedures and present updates on the current state of the gambling industry.
May 21, 2021

Recent and Looming Changes in Eastern Europe’s Gaming Legislation Framework and Licensing in 2021

Eastern Europe is a part of the Old Continent that has had its fair share of tumultuous moments in politics and daily life. Those ups and downs did not bypass the iGaming industry either. Before the dissolution of the Soviet Union and other communist-era Eastern European countries, gambling was largely banned or heavily controlled by states. That trend seems to be waning a bit, and governments are starting to open up to the possibility of legalising all forms of gambling and inviting renowned gambling companies to invest in their markets.