In Gibraltar, the following are subject to licensing: slot machines and lotteries, bookmakers, bets on billiards, online casinos.
The regulator’s white list contains a list of legal operators.
Online casinos with Gibraltar's license can operate in the state and countries within the European Union (E.U.)
Licensing functions Gibraltar Gambling Commissionerr, who is appointed by the Minister of Digital Technology and Finance. Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner defines issues of issuing, renewing, and changing permits.
Gambling permits issue to operators with work experience under licenses of international jurisdictions that meet local laws requirements and have certified software verified by one of the independent testing institutes, for example, eCOGRA.
Licenses for online casinos
A remote gambling license issued
Anti-Crime Act 2015
0.15% of annual income (deducted after the first profit of £ 100,000)
License fee £ 100,000 for permission B2C
£ 85,000 — for B2B
Corporate tax 10%
Penalties for players
Penalties for illegal gambling
Up to £ 5,000 and/or up-to three months in prison by Part VIII of the Gambling Act 2005
Minimum Player Age
16 years to participate in lotteries, 18 years — in gambling
PayPal, Skrill, Neteller
The Minister for Digital Technology and Finance (the «Minister») and the Commissioner for Gambling (who may be both an individual and an organization) are responsible for licensing, regulating the gambling sector, and handling complaints from players in Gibraltar.
The two departments' roles are different, but the infrastructure and personnel organizations are standard (provides a streamlined approach to regulatory and licensing interactions).
The Commissioner is responsible for regulating and issuing licenses to local companies, taking into account the Government of Gibraltar's general policy. Operators who already have cross-licenses of international jurisdictions can get permission.
There are two types of licenses in Gibraltar — B2B and B2C. Companies with B2C permissions can develop and maintain software for online casinos.
According to the Gambling Act 2005, the following licenses are active:
Licenses from points 1 to 6 do not allow their holders to conduct online activities. To open an online casino by Gibraltar, the holder must obtain a remote gambling license
To get a permit, the applicant must:
To organize an online casino, the holder must first pass the test and obtain certificates from independent testing centers approved by Gibraltar's regulatory authority:
The applicant must confirm his presence in the jurisdiction, be controlled, and controlled from Gibraltar upon obtaining a license for an online casino.
The Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner protects player rights. User complaints to online casinos must be submitted in writing by e-mail in the prescribed form. Telephone inquiries not considered.
To fill out a form with a complaint about the operator, the player must indicate the following:
The user confirms that the information is accurate and presented in full by signing the form.
By the Gambling Act 2005, a legal casino site must have at least one link to an organization that assists with gambling addiction.
The Minister or the Commissioner for Gambling (the licensing authority) prescribes additional provisions regarding responsible gaming.
There are no government Gambling Centers for Players in Gibraltar.
Information on gambling establishments that have received a Gibraltar license and may legally function is on the site.
Gibraltar is a disputed territory between Britain and Spain — licenses are reliable. The payout ratio is over 92%.
The online casino support service works in English. The request can be sent in Spanish, German, and Russian, depending on the chosen virtual institution.
The licensing authority has access to online casinos' data: name, address of residence, and date of birth.