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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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YesCasino Brango80RTG80Play
YesCasino Extreme80RTG80Play
YesCasinoMax80RTG80Play
YesCherry Jackpot Casino80RTG80Play
YesDesert Nights Casino80Rival80Play
YesGrande Vegas Casino80RTG80Play
YesiNetBet Casino80RTG80Play
YesJackpot Capital80RTG80Play
YesLucky Club Casino80NuWorks80Play
YesSloto'Cash Casino80RTG, ViG80Play
YesSlots Capital Casino80Rival80Play
YesUptown Aces Casino80RTG80Play
YesMiami Club Casino70WGS Tech70Play
YesRed Stag Casino70WGS Tech70Play
YesDiamond Reels Casino60RTG60Play
YesGrand Eagle Casino60Saucify60Play
YesLucky Creek Casino60Saucify60Play
YesMandarin Palace Casino60Saucify60Play
YesPlatinum Reels Casino60Saucify60Play
YesTreasure Mile Casino60Saucify60Play
YesVegas Crest Casino60Various60Play
YesWizBet Casino60Saucify60Play
YesAladdin's Gold Casino50RTG50Play
YesAll Star Slots50RTG50Play
YesBuzzluck Casino50NuWorks50Play
YesClub World Casino50RTG50Play
YesDrake Casino50Arrow's Edge, Betsoft50Play
YesGossip Slots50Arrow's Edge, Betsoft50Play
YesHigh Noon Casino50RTG50Play
YesLucky Red Casino50RTG50Play
YesManhattan Slots50RTG50Play
YesCherry Gold Casino40RTG40Play
YesMission2Game Casino40SMD40Play
YesCherry Red Casino30RTG30
YesRushmore Casino30RTG30
YesBella Vegas Casino20Saucify20
YesCasino Grand Bay20Saucify20
YesGrand Fortune Casino20RTG20
YesJupiter Club Casino20Saucify20
YesLake Palace Casino20Saucify20
YesRaging Bull Casino20RTG20
YesRoadHouse Reels Casino20Saucify20
YesGold Betting Casino10Wager2110
NoBitStarz Casino90Various90
NoCasino Cruise90Various90
NoCasino Room90Various90
NoCherry Casino90Various90
NoEmuCasino90Various90
NoEuroSlots90Various90
NoGuts Casino90Various90
NoOshi Casino90Various90
NoPlayFrank Casino90Various90
NoSlotsMillion Casino90Various90
No18bet Casino80MahiGaming, Microgaming80
No21 Casino80Various80
No3Dice Casino80Proprietary80
NoBetChan Casino80Various80
NoBuck and Butler Casino80Various80
NoCasino Heroes80Various80
NoCasinoWilds80Various80
NoDublinbet Casino80Various80
NoFly Casino80Playtech80
NoiNetBet Euro80RTG80
NoJoe Fortune Casino80Various80
NoJoo Casino80Various80
NoMegawins Casino80Various80
NoOmni Casino80Playtech80
NoPlayamo Casino80Various80
NoSlotJoint Casino80Various80
NoSloty Casino80Various80
NoSpinit Casino80Various80
NoTropezia Palace80Various80
No21Prive Casino70Various70
NoBob Casino70Various70
NoCasinoExtra70Various70
NoDas Ist Casino70Various70
NoFlamantis Casino70Various70
NoG'Day Casino70Various70
NoHello Casino70Various70
NoLSbet Casino70Various70
NoLucky Casino70Various70
NoMyCasino70Various70
NoNoxwin Casino70Various70
NoOmni Slots70Various70
NoPinnacle Casino70Various70
NoPlayHippo Casino70Various70
NoSpinson Casino70Various70
NoBetAdonis Casino60Various60
NoBetjoy Casino60Various60
NoCasinia Casino60Various60
NoCasino Midas60RTG60
NoDrift Casino60Various60
NoFrank Casino60Various60
NoGalaxy Pig Casino60Various60
NoPunchbets Casino60Various60
NoVbet Casino60Various60
NoBoss Casino50Various50
NoCasino Adrenaline50Various50
NoCasino Mira50Various50
NoCocoa Casino50Rival50
NoDaVinci's Gold Casino50Rival50
NoMagic Star Live50Actual Gaming, Art of Games, PlayPearls50
NoPantasia Casino50Rival50
NoParadise 8 Casino50Rival50
NoSimon Says Casino50Rival50
NoThisisVegas Casino50Rival50
NoVegasCasino50Various50
NoBlack Diamond Casino40Various40
NoBox24 Casino40Various40
NoCity Club Casino40Playtech40
NoCity Tower Casino40Playtech40
NoCrown Europe Casino40Playtech40
NoLlama Casino40Various40
NoSpartan Slots40Various40
NoVIP Stakes Casino40Various40
No7 Spins Casino30Various30
NoAfrican Palace Casino30Playtech30
NoDiamond VIP Casino30Various30
NoGolden Palace Casino30Various30
NoGrand Luxe VIP Casino30Various30
NoGrand Reef Casino30Playtech30
NoIndio Casino30Playtech30
NoMona VIP Casino30Various30
NoRome VIP CasinoVarious30
NoSuperBook Casino30Betsoft, RTG30
NoTopaze Casino30Various30
No21Grand Casino20Rival20
NoCash o' Lot Casino20Rival20
NoCasino Moons20Various20
NoPlay2Win Casino20Rival20
NoRich Casino20Various20
NoRockbet Casino20Betsoft, Rival20
NoSupremePlay Casino20Rival20
NoThebes Casino20Various20
NoTropica Casino20Rival20
NoVegas Days Casino20Rival20
NoWinward Casino20Various20

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.