Curaçao has established itself as one of the most sought-after jurisdictions in which to obtain a license for e-gambling operations. The cost of a Curaçao gaming license compares very favorably to other equally regarded and reputable jurisdictions.
For companies, the added benefits are that Curaçao does not charge any VAT, has a low corporate income tax, and does not levy any tax on bets. Curaçao has a progressive legislative system with a long history of political stability. There are already established high quality telecom and internet facilities, and a well-established financial services industry. Taking all of this together, Curaçao is an extremely attractive environment for international online gaming companies to set up operations.
NOTE: There is strong anti-money-laundering legislation in force in Curaçao.
Curacao License Cost Table
*All charges are estimates as at 30 June 2021. Contact us for current charges
Why you should get the Curacao gaming license from us?
- Hundreds of licenses already obtained for our customers
- Just 2-3 weeks for the complete licensing process.
- Low-cost, smooth and simple process.
- We assist you with opening bank accounts & PSPs
- You need just one license for all gaming activities
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Understanding the cost of a Curacao gambling licenses
A master license permits the holder to run e-gaming operations and provides the ability to sell sub-licenses to other parties. Master licenses are only issued at the discretion of the Minister of Justice, and it has become extremely difficult to obtain a master license in Curaçao.
A sub-license can be issued by the holder of a master license, and it offers the same rights to operate online gambling activities in a legitimate manner but is a single-instance license. A sub-licensee cannot sell additional sub-licenses to third parties.
What kinds of online gambling is permitted with a license?
The license allows for internet-based casino operations, including poker, roulette, sports betting, casino card games like Blackjack, slots, video games and lotto.
What are the steps I need to take to get a Curaçao gambling license?
Only companies registered in Curaçao can be approved as holders of a sub-license. Let our expert team at GBO take care of the necessary procedures to obtain the license, set up your company, payments and banking accounts. Read more about these requirements in our detailed articles on Banking, Screening. Payments, and Merchant Accounts specifically for Curacao gaming license operators.
In order to apply for registration of a sub-license, a company must meet certain basic criteria:
- Full compliance with Due Diligence and KYC procedures
- Full identification of the company’s UBOs – Ultimate Beneficial Owner(s)
- Satisfactory references on UBOs
- A detailed and transparent description of the games to be offered.
The company can then register its sub-license and start to run internet gambling operations in Curaçao.
How much does a Curaçao gaming license cost?
Over the years, GBO has helped many of our customers to set up the necessary corporate, banking and payment handling infrastructure as well as purchasing a sub-license from a one of the holders of a master license. The price paid for the sub-license has varied, largely due to the levels of demand. In general, the price has ranged from approximately €15,000 to €20,000. Our team of experts are ready to update you with the likely costs – please contact us.
What is the total cost of setting up a new Curaçao online casino?
The total cost depends on the exact corporate structure but will be about €25,000
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