Differences between online casino licenses

Author: OldGoose | Date: Jan. 2, 2020, 12:05 p.m.

Looking through the data on online casinos, you can pay attention to a large number of regulatory authorities that issue licenses for conducting activities in the field of gambling. In this article, I will consider them from the player’s perspective.



UK Gambling Commission

If you play in an online casino licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, then you will have nothing to worry about. I will list a few points that licensees must comply with:

  • obligatory verification of identity and confirmation of age;
  • one of the main requirements of the committee is that a licensed online casino should have a system in which players can set limits on gaming sessions. This will allow you to control how much time you spend on gambling, as well as to limit the duration of a single session;
  • there are also limits for the function of automatic game. You won’t be able to set more than 25 spins in slot machines. If a player is distracted - this rule will not allow you to reset your balance;
  • if you have a problem on the site providing the game and you can’t solve it with the help of Support service staff - contact the committee and it will conduct an investigation on your behalf, which guarantees the speed of consideration of your complaint and the fairness of the decision;
  • ukash - is a way with the help of which players can purchase pre-paid vouchers at Pay Zone and Pay Point stores. It will allow them to send money to any site without the need to have a bank account, credit or debit card;
  • you will receive your winnings quickly. UK laws do not set clear timelines, but all licensees must stick to strict committee rules;
  • online casinos must have honest and very simple rules regarding bonus offers. If you think that the Support service staff refuse to solve the problem connected with the bonus - contact the committee. In order not to be deceived by a fraudulent online casino, you can visit the website of the committee and see the list of licensees.


Malta Gaming Authority (MGA)

The licensor keeps away from disputes between players and gambling operators, so I don’t consider the MGA license to be a good service for the consumer.


Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner

A quick investigation of complaints from players. You can find contact details on the official website page. The claimed time for the response to the complaint is 24 hours.


Government of Curacao

There is no real infrastructure in Curacao that would allow this country to issue gambling licenses. In other words, if a player has a problem with an online casino, he won’t find the way to defend his interests fairly. Online casinos get license to do business and nothing more. Is the activity of the sites of licensees legal? - Yes, it is. But I recommend you to check players’ reviews before registering in such a casino. There is no deadline for the payment of winnings, established by the law. That is why the payment can last for years. Not to mention the cases when an online casino “dissolves in the air”.


Alderney Gambling Control Commission

Payments to players are fast and unhindered. There may be a slight delay only at the first cash-out, during the verification of identity; the same requirement is met by all licensors. As practice shows, players almost never encounter problems with Alderney Gambling Control Commission licensees. Just in case, I’ll leave the contacts of the committee.


Kahnawake Gaming Commission

Online casinos that have a Kahnawake Gaming Commission license must keep logs of player’s site visits and provide them to him.


Nevada Gaming Commission Online

You can deposit funds into your account with the help of a licensee in any offline casino of Las Vegas; you will also have access to the jackpots of Las Vegas casinos when playing on the site; Las Vegas gambling sites offer the best cash bonuses in the world.


Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission

The Isle of Man jurisdiction rules are strict for the licensee and are
respected by the players:

  • if you have problems in an online casino with the Isle of Man license, you can count on a quick investigation of the complaint; you can find contact details on the official website to get help; trial games for simulated money provide the same chances for a player as games for real money;
  • you are allowed to have one account for one physical address in one online casino; winnings must be paid out within a few days.


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