Become up to date with all you need to know about the different casino licenses applying to the online gambling markets. While most casino enthusiasts know the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority, we give you the complete overview of the different licenses available to the different gambling markets and provide you with information about which applies where.
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Swedish Gaming AuthorityPublished 17/05-2019
The Swedish Gaming Authority, Spelinspektionen, is the authority that ensures customer’s safety on the ever-growing Swedish gambling market. This authority has had several different names but did decide on Spelinspektionen as of 2019 when it got a more holistic approach to gaming and the gambling market. The authority is now tasked to ensure that lotteries, casino games and all other gambling related operations in Sweden are practiced in a lawful matter. From January 1st, 2019, the Swedish market is a regulated market, this means that the supply and demand is controlled by the government through regulations that include oversight, taxation etc.
The Alderney Gambling Control CommissionPublished 08/11-2018
The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) is the regulatory authority for the States of Alderney. The mission of the Gambling Control Commission is to regulate and maintain the integrity and ensure fairness of online gambling business in Alderney.
Portuguese Gambling LicensePublished 20/06-2018
The approval on April 29 of Decree-Law 66/2015 signifies the Portuguese government’s acceptance of the Online Gambling and Betting Legal Regime (OLR). This decree-law lays down the terms and conditions of the practice and operation of online betting and games of chance in the country. The decree-law has been in effect since 28 June 2015 and the first licence for online gambling was issued in summer 2016.
Spanish Gambling LicensePublished 29/03-2018
The introduction of the Spanish Gambling Act in 2011 fundamentally changed the Spanish betting, online casino and mobile gaming landscape. According to this act, while the number of licenses that the DGOJ can grant is unlimited, the body is under an obligation to wait at least 18 months between each licensing tender; as such, essentially, only one license can be granted every 18 months.
Malta Gaming LicensePublished 29/03-2018
The MGA’s mission statement is taken directly from the Lotteries and Other Games Act, 2001, which states: “To regulate competently the various sectors of the gaming industry that fall under the Authority by ensuring gaming is fair and transparent to the players, preventing crime, corruption and money laundering and by protecting minor and vulnerable players.”
Italian Gambling LicensePublished 29/03-2018
It was not until 2006 that the liberalisation of the Italian online casino and online gambling market began in earnest following a 2003 complaint. The case was formally investigated by the European Commission and infringement proceedings were officially launched against Italy. Gambling has a long and colourful history in Italy that can be traced back to the Roman Empire. The first known gambling house, “Ridotto,” was first opened in 1683 in Venice. The house operated with the government’s approval and was designed to make gambling official as a means of controlling the gambling behaviours of the citizens.