Established in 1996, Kahnawake Gaming Commission is authorized to regulate and license gaming activities in the Mohawk Territory. It controls both online and land-based casinos to enhance player protection.
In 1999, the commission passed its regulations concerning Interactive Gaming. Online gaming casinos that are regulated by the commission have to be located in Mohawk Territory, hosted at Mohawk Internet Technologies, and managed by Continent 8 Technologies.
For land-based casinos, the licensing body regulates three gambling activities; Raffles, Poker, and Electronic Gaming Devices.
In 2007 the commission endorsed its guidelines concerning Poker Rooms while in 2012 it enacted its Raffles gaming regulations. But it was in 2018 that they finally certified its regulations regarding Electronic Gaming Devices.
The commission has over the years handled and settled players’ disputes. You can reach the commission via an email address, fax number or by mailing your complaints to the addresses on its website.
Types of Licenses Issued by Kahnawake Gaming Commission
Under the Interactive Gaming Regulations Kahnawake Commission issues four types of licenses;
Interactive Gaming License(IGL)
this license is only given out to an authorized hosting facility in Kahnawake. The Mohawk Internet Technologies has been the only hosting facility with the IGL since 1999.
Client Provider Authorization(CPA)
a CPA license is issued to approved companies that want to offer interactive gaming services from the hosting facility in Kahnawake.
Key Persona License(KPL)
the KLP license is given to at least one individual who holds a managerial or operational position in an entity that has a CPA license.
the commission issues an IJA license to a company that already has a valid interactive gaming license from another jurisdiction but wants to move a number of its’ equipment and employees within Kahnawake Territory.
Casino Software Provider Authorization(CSPA)
a CSPA license owner can operate and move its’ interactive gaming equipment’s to a facility that is controlled by a legal Interactive Gaming License holder.