The modern gamblers keep searching for the ideal casino, which is able to provide them not just with great winnings, but also with the enjoyable pastime and security. To meet all the requirements of the modern players, the licensed online casinos have been created.
Such resources possess plenty of advantages:
- the security of payments
- the fair play
- good customers’ protection (including their money and personal information).
There are certain commissions, which are responsible for verification and control of the various online casinos. However, not all of them are fully reliable. In this article, we are going to observe those licensees.
The Gambling License Providers
Costa Rica. This license is the easiest to get. The provider is located in Costa Rica. It helps avoid the interference of the government into the operation of the casino. All the resource needs to do is to make a request and pay a check (with the amount of $15.000).
Another $1.500 per quarter should be paid to keep the license active. The provider does not properly check the casino, the way of its work, the support issue, and the methods of solving the disputes. Such license is not enough for a good casino. If a website has only this license, it might turn to be a dark scheme. It is vital to be careful while playing in such casino.
Curacao. This provider is situated in South America (Curaçao eGaming, Pletterijweg Oost, Ara Hilltop Building, Curaçao). It has been working since 1996 controlling various casinos all over the world. The license provided is weak and easy to get.
Curacao has certain problems with the protection of the users’ rights. Nevertheless, plenty of the online casinos use their services because of the low tax rates.
Cyprus. The licensee is located in Cyprus (Michael Karaoli & Gregori Afxentiou, 1439 Nicosia, Cyprus). This provider is not very popular. It allows accepting the real money players from the United States. There is little information about it. Besides, it has considerable tax rates.
It is more reliable than the previous licensees but it still has a weak protection of the users’ rights. The major casinos do not usually ask for this license.
The Directorate of Offshore Gaming. The company was founded in 1994. It is situated in West Indies (The Directorate of Offshore Gaming, Division of Gaming, Royal Palm Place, Friar’s Hill Road, P.O. Box 2674, St. John’s Antigua & Barbuda, West Indies). It is one of the first license providers for the online casinos.
With such license, a casino is allowed accepting the gamblers from the USA. The reaction to the complaints concerning the work of any casinos controlled by the Directorate of Offshore Gaming is quite slow.
E-Gambling Montenegro. It is a comparatively new jurisdiction located in Montenegro, which has appeared in 2011. Some of the popular online casinos have recently started using their services. At the same time, among the clients, there are resources, which apply the non-original software.
Besides, lots of rating websites have put the customers of the licensee to the blacklist.
The First Cagayan. This is a provider, which is situated in the Philippines (the First Cagayan Leisure and Resort Corporation, 26th Floor West Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines 1605). It works only with the Asian resources.
There are no serious problems found concerning the disputes or customers’ protection. However, there is no data on the procedure of making a complaint. The reputation displayed is also only positive. Compared to the top European providers, it is lower. But it still keeps to the high standards of service.
The Alderney Gambling Control Commission. It was created in 2000. The location is the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, St Anne’s House, Queen Elizabeth II Street, Alderney, Channel Islands, GY9 3TB. It is considered one of the best and most reliable licensees. It also has the crown’s protection.
The problems with the casinos licensed by this provider rarely occur. In a case of any troubles, you can always contact the support service.
Gambling Supervision Commission. It is one of the oldest providers (since 2001), which is situated on the Isle of Man. The licensee is a partner of the British government working with the British Gambling Commission.
It is a rare case when any problems occur with the online casinos with such license. If there are some, a user can make a corresponding complaint.
Kahnawake Gaming Commission. It started working in 1999. The location address is P.O. Box 1799, Old Malone Highway Kahnawake, Mohawk Territory, Quebec, J0L 1B0, Canada. Nowadays it is thought to be one of the best license providers for the online casinos.
The licensee gets more and more clients. Making a complaint is not a problem.
Gibraltar Regulatory Authority. It works with many well-known online casinos. It is located in Gambling Division, Government of Gibraltar, Gibraltar. It offers the licenses only for the online gambling.
The provider checks the fairness of the games offered in the casino, the cleanness of the resource and business. However, there were cases when there was no reaction to the violation of GRA’s rules by their clients. Problem solving is at a high level but there are still certain troubles with the protection from the fraud.
Malta Gaming Authority. It is a European provider, which is situated on the Island of Malta (Malta Gaming Authority, Suite 1, Level 3, TG Complex, Brewery Street, Mriehel, Birkirkara, BKR 3000, Malta).
The licensee has recently improved the services by hiring more staff. Today, it is one of the best regulators, which a user might contact directly. Besides, if a casino wants to get the British license, it should first receive the one by MGA, as it is highly ranked by the UK Gambling Commission.
The United Kingdom Gambling Commission. It used to check the ground-based gambling establishments. The current address of the licensee is Gambling Commission, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4BP.
The provider has the highest standards for the gambling operators and developers of the casino software. If a casino has the UKGC license, it is a sign of the fairness and cleanness. All the complaints are transferred to ADR. The commission itself does not work with them.