Curaçao Jurisdiction

Information about the Curaçao online gambling jurisdiction, licensing requirements, player complaints and dispute resolution process, and a sortable list of casinos licensed under this jurisdiction.

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List of casinos operated from Curaçao

Curaçao is a Caribbean island vacation destination that doubles as a base of operations for online gambling companies. Situated off the coast of Venezuela, Curaçao is known as one of the most commonly used online gambling licensors since this island has been issuing e-licenses since 1996, longer than most other jurisdictions.

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Casino Brango80RTG80Play
Casino Extreme80RTG80Play
CasinoMax80RTG80Play
Cherry Jackpot Casino80RTG80Play
Grande Vegas Casino80RTG80Play
iNetBet Casino80RTG80Play
Jackpot Capital80RTG80Play
Lucky Club Casino80NuWorks80Play
Sloto'Cash Casino80RTG, ViG80Play
Slots Capital Casino80Rival80Play
Desert Nights Casino70Rival70Play
Miami Club Casino70WGS Tech70Play
Red Stag Casino70WGS Tech70Play
Diamond Reels Casino60RTG60Play
Platinum Reels Casino60RTG60Play
Uptown Aces Casino60RTG60Play
Vegas Crest Casino60Various60Play
Aladdin's Gold Casino50RTG50Play
All Star Slots50RTG50Play
Buzzluck Casino50NuWorks50Play
Club World Casino50RTG50Play
Drake Casino50Arrow's Edge, Betsoft50Play
Gossip Slots50Arrow's Edge, Betsoft50Play
High Noon Casino50RTG50Play
Lucky Red Casino50RTG50Play
Manhattan Slots50RTG50Play
Cherry Gold Casino30RTG30
Grand Eagle Casino30Betsoft, Rival, Saucify30
Lucky Creek Casino30Betsoft, Rival, Saucify30
Mandarin Palace Casino30Betsoft, Rival, Saucify30
Treasure Mile Casino30Betsoft, Rival, Saucify30
WizBet Casino30Betsoft, Rival, Saucify30
Bella Vegas Casino20Saucify20
Casino Grand Bay20Saucify20
Grand Fortune Casino20RTG20
Jupiter Club Casino20Saucify20
Lake Palace Casino20Saucify20
Raging Bull Casino20RTG20
RoadHouse Reels Casino20Saucify20
Gold Betting Casino10Wager2110
BitStarz Casino90Various90
Casino Cruise90Various90
Casino Room90Various90
Cherry Casino90Various90
EmuCasino90Various90
EuroSlots90Various90
Guts Casino90Various90
Oshi Casino90Various90
PlayFrank Casino90Various90
SlotsMillion Casino90Various90
18bet Casino80Endorphina, GameArt, Microgaming80
21 Casino80Various80
3Dice Casino80Proprietary80
BetChan Casino80Various80
Buck and Butler Casino80Various80
Casino Heroes80Various80
Dublinbet Casino80Various80
Fly Casino80Playtech80
Fruity Casa Casino80Various80
iNetBet Euro80RTG80
Joo Casino80Various80
King Billy Casino80Various80
Megawins Casino80Various80
Omni Casino80Playtech80
Playamo Casino80Various80
SlotJoint Casino80Various80
Sloty Casino80Various80
Spinit Casino80Various80
Tropezia Palace80Various80
Wild Tornado Casino80Various80
21Prive Casino70Various70
Bob Casino70Various70
CasinoExtra70Various70
Das Ist Casino70Various70
G'Day Casino70Various70
Hello Casino70Various70
LSbet Casino70Various70
MyCasino70Various70
Omni Slots70Various70
Pinnacle Casino70Various70
Alf Casino60Various60
BetAdonis Casino60Various60
Casinia Casino60Various60
Casino Midas60RTG60
Drift Casino60Various60
Frank Casino60Various60
Punchbets Casino60Various60
Vbet Casino60Various60
Zet Casino60Various60
Boss Casino50Various50
Casino Mira50Various50
Cocoa Casino50Rival50
DaVinci's Gold Casino50Rival50
Magic Star Live50Actual Gaming, Art of Games, PlayPearls50
Pantasia Casino50Rival50
Paradise 8 Casino50Rival50
Simon Says Casino50Rival50
ThisisVegas Casino50Rival50
Black Diamond Casino40Various40
Box24 Casino40Various40
City Club Casino40Playtech40
City Tower Casino40Playtech40
Crown Europe Casino40Playtech40
Llama Casino40Various40
Spartan Slots40Various40
VIP Stakes Casino40Various40
7 Spins Casino30Various30
African Palace Casino30Playtech30
Diamond VIP Casino30Various30
Golden Palace Casino30Various30
Grand Reef Casino30Playtech30
Indio Casino30Playtech30
Mona VIP Casino30Various30
Rome VIP CasinoVarious30
SuperBook Casino30Betsoft, RTG30
Topaze Casino30Various30
21Grand Casino20Rival20
Cash o' Lot Casino20Rival20
Casino Moons20Various20
Play2Win Casino20Rival20
Rich Casino20Various20
Rockbet Casino20Betsoft, Rival20
SupremePlay Casino20Rival20
Thebes Casino20Various20
Tropica Casino20Rival20
Vegas Days Casino20Rival20
Winward Casino20Various20
Osiris Casino10Various10

More information about Curaçao

Curaçao is an island that used to form part of what was known as the Netherlands Antilles before its dissolution in 2010. It remains a territory of the Netherlands but one interesting aspect of Curaçao is that they also have the distinction of being considered a constituent country - a rarity among European Union nations. Of course Curaçao's distance from other European countries, situated just north of Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea, may have something to do with this dual status.

Due to the fact that Curaçao is able to operate their own government, they have also been able to offer favourable conditions to Internet gaming companies, including a company tax rate of only 2% on net profits. The current system in place on the island grants responsibility for e-gaming licensing to a couple of Master License holders that then on-sell licenses to, in our experience, just about anyone who is willing to pay the fee. These Master License holders include Curacao eGaming, AntillePhone N.V., and Curacao Interactive Licensing N.V..

Curaçao Licensing Requirements

Applying for a license in Curaçao all begins with a prospective operator filling out an application with one of the Master License holders. Depending on the Master Licensor used, operators may have to submit identification and proof of the beneficial ownership of the operation. Once approval is gained, the operator is subject to fees that can range anywhere between USD $1000 and $7000 per month, at the discretion of the licensor. That is pretty much it, and while the Master Licensors say all the right things on their websites about vetting applications, the reality is that it seems that just about anyone can get one of these sub-licenses if they have the money and the desire.

Complaints and Dispute Resolution

Despite what their public statements and supposed requirements for obtaining a gaming license would indicate, Curaçao takes little interest in player/casino disputes or mediation. In fact, their official dispute resolution procedure consists of telling the player to sort it out directly with the casino. The result is that the quality of operator running casinos from Curaçao varies wildly. This is the main reason that we do not regard Curaçao as a first class online gambling licensing jurisdiction.

There are many tales of financial woe, managerial ineptitude, and outright criminality that have gone unpunished by the Curaçao authorities. Prime examples include the Lock Casino and Poker Ponzi scheme where players were defrauded of millions of dollars before management shut down the site and disappeared with the money, the use of pirated games and ongoing hacking of websites by crooked operators such as Game Tech Group N.V., or the recent case of Betsoft Gaming where a player was cheated of a progressive jackpot win by "buggy" game programming. The response of the Curaçao government or its Master Licensors to these sorts of incidents: crickets chirping.

If you do have a dispute with a Curaçao licensed operator, your options are limited. Attempts to convince the Master Licensor to help are likely to prove fruitless as they simply aren't interested in player related problems. Uncovering the ownership behind sites operating out of the island can be a difficult challenge as the owners can be anywhere in the world and many go to great lengths using complex anonymous shelf company relationships to hide their identity. The best we can suggest is to get in touch with us via our forums or our contact page and we'll try to help you out.