Curacao E-Gaming Licence

Setting up in Curacao

Curacao Gaming Licence


Curaçao offers a highly popular e-gaming licence through a system of master and sub-licences. This allows just one licence to cover all types of e-gaming services. This B2B procedure makes it easier for companies to diversify into various types of games. A Curaçao e-gaming licence will be valid indefinitely and may be attained within 45 days. Additionally, it benefits from no gaming tax. 






Country Highlights

TYPE OF LICENCE: Game & Technology Neutral INFRASTRUCTURE: Incl. Private Cloud Service, Custom Dedicated Servers 
JURISDICTION: Over 20 Years of E-Gaming History TIMEZONE: Atlantic Tme Zone UTC-04:00
TAXATION: 2% Corporate Tax, No Gaming Tax OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Incl. Dutch, Spanish, English


Legal Basis

A Curacao e-gaming licence or what is commonly referred to as a “Master Licence”, is granted by virtue of the Ministerial decree granted to individual private entities by the Ministry of Justice.


Benefits

  • Fast process of 45 days to attain a licence;
  • Licence is indefinitely valid;
  • B2B Procedure;
  • No Gaming Tax;
  • Only 1 "Master Licence" is required for all types of e-gaming services -  A Master Licensee can sub-licence its rights to run an e-gaming operation to other gambling service providers which operate under the auspices of the Master Licence.


Eligibility

  • Standard Due Diligence information and Documentation relating to the beneficial owners and the business would need to be submitted;
  • Setting up a Curaçao E-Zone company with a local administrator - the business will benefit from a 2% corporate income tax till 2026 as long as it remains in annual compliance;
  • Hardware needs to be co-located in Curaçao
  • A Domain Registration which shall host the website used by the Curaçao gaming companies for its operations;
  • A software arrangement - this shall detail the games that shall be offered by the business, and the way in which such software will be updated and secured once it goes live;
  • Random Number Generator (RNG) Testing Certificate must be provided.


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