Kahnawake Jurisdiction

Information about the Kahnawake 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 Kahnawake

The Kahnawake Mohawk Territory is an Indian land reserve in Quebec, Canada. This 48 square kilometer area is situated on the St. Lawrence River just across from Montreal. Tribal chiefs comprise most of the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory government, and this government is independent of Canada. This is the main reason why the Kahnawake Gaming Commission was the only online gambling licenser in North America before selected U.S. states began regulating casinos. This has caused friction between the tribes and Quebec, but the Canadian government has decided to leave the matter alone for the time being.

usCasinoSoftwareRatingPlay
Aztec Riches Casino80Various80
Blackjack Ballroom Casino80Microgaming80
Captain Cooks Casino80Microgaming80
Casino Action80Microgaming80
Casino Classic80Microgaming80
Casino Kingdom80Microgaming80
Casino Share80MahiGaming, Microgaming80
Challenge Casino80MahiGaming, Microgaming80
Euro Palace Casino80Microgaming80
Golden Reef Casino80MahiGaming, Microgaming80
Golden Tiger Casino80Various80
Grand Mondial Casino80Microgaming80
Lucky Emperor Casino80Microgaming80
Luxury Casino80Microgaming80
Nostalgia Casino80Microgaming80
Phoenician Casino80Microgaming80
Platinum Play Casino80Microgaming80
Players Palace Casino80Microgaming80
Quatro Casino80Microgaming80
Rich Reels Casino80Microgaming80
Royal Vegas Casino80Microgaming80
UK Casino Club80MahiGaming, Microgaming80
Villento Las Vegas80Microgaming80
Virtual City Casino80Microgaming80
Yukon Gold Casino80Microgaming80
Zodiac Casino80Microgaming80
Colosseum Casino70MahiGaming, Microgaming70
Grand Hotel Casino70Microgaming70
Vegas Country Casino70Microgaming70
Vegas Slot Casino70Microgaming70
All Slots Casino50Microgaming50

More information about Kahnawake

The Kahnawake territory is one of the world's most recognisable online gambling jurisdictions. This is due in part to the number of online gambling sites licensed by the jurisdiction and also due to its involvement in high profile disputes such as the UltimateBet and Absolute Poker cheating scandal. The Kahnawake Gaming Commission is the body which is responsible for licensing and regulation of online gambling sites that operate within its jurisdiction.

In a happy ending for players, Kahnawake looked out for their best interests, albeit after some delay, and ordered UltimateBet to refund $22 million to players who had been cheated, and issued a $1.5 million fine. More importantly, the KGC proved that they can be relied on to right wrongs perpetrated by Kahnawake-licensed gaming companies.

Kahnawake Licensing Requirements

Though some people have questioned Kahnawake Gaming Commission requirements in the aftermath of the UltimateBet scandal, the organisation claims to be deeply committed to only approving quality gaming companies.

In order to be considered for a Kahnawake gaming license, a company must first pay a $5,000 CAD application fee. After this fee has been paid, another $15,000 CAD needs to be paid in order to cover software testing and an investigation of the company. Assuming the gaming company passes the tests, they are required to pay $10,000 CAD in annual license fees.

Complaints and Dispute Resolution

The Kahnawake Gaming Commission handles any disputes or complaints that arise between players and gaming companies itself. If you need to contact the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, you can use the form located on this page, or the following contact information:

P.O. Box 1799
Old Malone Highway,
Kahnawake Mohawk Territory,
Quebec, J0L 1B0, Canada
Fax: +1 450 635 1139

You can also self exclude yourself from all Kahnawake licensed online gambling sites by completing a single application form. To do this, you will need to submit a Comprehensive Self-Exclusion Request form - Schedule "M", which can be obtained on the KGC website. The KGC follows admirable policies of transparency, releasing detailed statistics about the complaints made against its operators each year. This information includes the number of complaints made during the year, categorisation depending on the type of complaint, and percentages that were resolved in favour of the player or casino.

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