There are four master licenses issued by the Minister of Justice in Curacao, which we will discuss further in the review. Compared to other gambling regulators, a Curacao license doesn’t hold much weight in the iGaming industry. But we will still review the jurisdiction in its entirety as the CGJ licenses several reputable casinos.
Some of the main regulations a casino operator has to follow include;
Antillephone is one of the four master licenses in Curacao. They are known to be the best when it comes to responding to customer emails—something other master license holders do not. Antillephone has been in operation since the beginning of online gambling. They have licensed several online casinos across the iGaming industry.
It has also gained a good reputation in the cryptocurrency gambling industry. Antillephone is the first Curacao master license to regulate crypto casinos. This industry has had a few controversies. But the master license holder has been able to enforce gambling regulations by restricting account opening for players from several regions.
The main objective of Antillephone is regulating online casinos. But, as a master license holder, they can offer sub-licenses to operators who want to open online casinos in Curacao. The process of getting an Antillephone License is not extensive. The operator has a relaxed application process compared to other gaming commissions. When it comes to handling disputes, Antillephone will only handle the issue if the player believes the operator is in breach of their licensing rules and regulations.
The other master license holder is Gaming Curacao. They have been in this industry since 1998 and have since regulated the iGaming activities across Curacao Island. The master license holder is also known to have a responsive customer support system. In fact, the license provider has taken action against rogue online casino operators in the past.
The process of obtaining a Gaming Curacao license is easy. You first have to send in an application via email. The casino operator will then have to go through a thorough assessment process. Then a license will only be issued once the operator has passed the financial standing and integrity tests.
As a master license holder, Gaming Curacao monitors all its online casinos to make sure that they are following the laid-out rules and regulations. But, the Gaming Curacao license terms are a lot loose compared to the MGA regulations. So, terms like responsible gambling may not be thorough at their online casinos.
Gaming Curacao also offers casino operators several services like hosting services. These solutions help the operators to set up and launch their casino platforms faster. The master license holder also has to perform yearly audits. But it’s not clear if the audits are actually undertaken as there isn’t much information out here about Gaming Curacao.
Curacao eGaming is also known as Cyberluck Curacao N.V. They are another master license holder as issued by the Minister of Justice in Curacao. The license provider also doesn’t have a great reputation in the iGaming market. In fact, one of its online casinos was found to be operating with counterfeit software in 2016. But, the online casino was still allowed to continue operating once they removed the pirated software. This does not really help in building their reputation. Consequently, we blacklisted these casinos on our website.
Since 1996, Curacao eGaming mission has been to regulate and supervise online casinos. But, based on their reputation, they have failed to protect players from casino operators. So, it’s advisable to check out the licensing agreement of a casino site before you sign up for an account. The best-licensed casinos will clearly state all the important site features, including their bonus terms.
Very little information is known about Curacao Interactive Licensing. But like other master license holders, it’s also allowed to issue sub-licenses to other operators. Online casinos regulated by the CIL are expected to adhere to the laid-out responsible gambling regulations- like self-exclusion. There is no any official body tasked with handling customer complaints at Curacao Interactive Licensing. So, if you play at any of its casinos (you won´t find any of them on reviewed-casinos.com), your disputes will be handled in-house by the operator… if at all.
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