Curaçao is a Dutch Caribbean island country known for its beaches, expansive coral reefs and diverse marine life. It is also popular as a destination for betting operators to set up their businesses thanks to its online gaming jurisdiction. It is one of the most common licensors of online businesses through the jurisdiction of Curaçao, ensuring legitimacy and trustworthiness for bettors.
Curaçao has regulated and hosted online gambling operators since 1993, when the National Ordinance on Offshore Games of Hazard was created - supervised by the Minister of Finance. There are three different gaming licensed offered under the jurisdiction of Curaçao: Curaçao eGaming, Gaming Curaçao and AntillePhone NV Gaming.
Operators choose to set their business within Curaçao thanks to their convenience: Unlike most licensing bodies, Curaçao only requires one license to be obtained by online gaming companies. This saves operators a lot of time and money when starting up while keeping the same benefits of other licenses around the world.
There are two ways to get an online gaming license in Curaçao:
1. Master License: This license covers all product operators, software providers and game types. Master licenses are granted by the Curaçao E-Gaming License Authority.
2. Sublicense: Acquiring a sublicense allows operators to function under the support of a master license. When hosting businesses may subdivide their existing gambling licenses for use by their partner companies.
The Curaçao license process is very convenient for operators. The application procedure takes around two weeks, after which the license is recognized worldwide and stays as one of the cheapest to maintain in the industry: The country is only subject to a 2% profit tax rate and is not subject to value-added tax (VAT). These conditions cannot be changed until at least 2025.
Operators setting up in Curaçao can enjoy the benefits of one of the top financial centers on an international level, and because the country is governed under the direction of the Netherlands, players can make sure that the casino is guided by the same principles used in the European Union - one of the most established centers of online gaming in the world.
Curaçao offers numerous services for online gaming providers, including custom dedicated services, private cloud services, high-capacity private racks and fiber-optic Internet. In fact, casinos licensed in Curaçao use state-of-the-art technology like Tier 1 telecom and connections, offering some of the fastest speeds available in the industry.
Bettors can enjoy fewer lags; ensure stable connections and less waiting time when enjoying their online games. The Curaçao jurisdiction also provides a full range of fraud prevention services with identity matching solutions, ensuring security regarding their personal and financial information.
Curaçao’s gaming jurisdiction is also highly regarded because it has political stability in the country, meaning changes to their licenses are unlikely to happen and keeping licenses for operators more accessible. Additionally, many companies favor the Curaçao gambling license because it offers an all-in-one solution and attractive taxation conditions.