Gambling license cost

For legal gambling business operation, including online games, the operator must be licensed by one of the world…

For legal gambling business operation, including online games, the operator must be licensed by one of the world jurisdictions. The exception is Costa Rica where obligatory certification is not required by the law. In other cases, the candidates must comply with a number of requirements based on which the regulator makes the decision on whether to issue the permit. 

Here you can see a table quoting the prices for gambling licenses in the most popular jurisdictions around the world. We need to point out that the price depends on the legal companies providing such services. 

Jurisdiction Note Cost (from/to)
Curacao 18,000 – 38,000 EUR
Malta Depending on the license class 35,000 – 65,000 EUR
Kahnawake No company 21,000 – 30,000 EUR
Costa Rica Registration (no license required) 9,000 – 16,000 EUR
The Isle of Man 25,000- 50,000 EUR

The quoted prices do not include

  • authorized capital deposit;
  • state fees and taxes;
  • accountant/audit fees;
  • office rent;
  • local staff employment;
  • opening merchant accounts;
  • opening additional corporate accounts;
  • compilation of additional policies for the website;
  • client agreement compilation.

Below you can find the description of additional services that might be required to obtain a license and start a gambling business in the chosen jurisdiction. 

Gambling license cost in Curacao

The cost of gambling license registration in Curacao ranges from 18,000 to 38,000 EUR. 

This amount covers:

  • company registration;
  • paperwork;
  • one-year registration address;
  • license application;
  • local director appointment;
  • policy compilation for the website;
  • registration of two domains;
  • one corporate account;
  • gambling operator license issuance.

Gambling license cost in Мальта

The cost of gambling license registration in Curacao ranges from 18,000 to 38,000 EUR. 

This amount covers the following services

  • Company registration in Malta;
  • Registration address for a year;
  • Services of local nominal director;
  • Paperwork;
  • Verification and certification of documents;
  • Compilation of policies and other additional documents;
  • MGA application;
  • Issuance of one type of license;
  • Opening two bank accounts.

The quoted price does not include

  • One-time state application tax depending on the license type;
  • Annual state license fee;
  • Gambling tax;
  • Annual MGA compliance fee.

Gambling license cost in Kahnawake

Obtaining a gambling license in Kahnawake costs from 21,000 to 30,000 EUR.

This amount covers such services as

  • Collection, verification, and authentication of documents;
  • Preparation of documents and information as per license requirements;
  • Website development and analysis as per the regulator’s requirements;
  • Submission of information on compliance with the requirements, complex audit, and KYC fee payment;
  • Preparation of all required forms and applications, UBO declaration forms;
  • Assistance in Key Person Permit application;
  • Submission of information and recommendations on feedback to the Kahnawake Gaming Commission;
  • Preparation of information on the regulatory structure;
  • Business plan compilation assistance;
  • Compilation of the required policies.

The license cost does not cover 

  • Company registration;
  • Bank account opening;
  • Application fee for the Client Provider Authorization;
  • Application fee for each Key Person License.

Gambling license cost in Costa Rica

Getting a Costa Rica gambling license costs from 9,000 to 16,000 EUR. 

In contrast to other jurisdictions, the Costa Rica jurisdiction does not require a license for online and offline casino operations. It means that any company registered in the region can legally carry out this activity if the business is aimed at clients outside the country. 

Gambling license cost on the Isle of Man

The gambling license registration on the Isle of Man costs from 25,000 to 50,000 EUR. 

This amount covers the cost of such services

  • The Isle of Man incorporation;
  • One-year registration address;
  • Paperwork;
  • Two nominal directors;
  • Application for the chosen license type;
  • Draft compilation for the required policies;
  • Continuous support in license application process up to the moment of license issuance.

Ordering gambling application services

The SBSB legal firm provides gambling license application services to the nationals of Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Poland, and other countries. We work on a turn-key basis, which means that you are getting facilitation with the whole range of issues, such as paperwork, company registration, banking account opening, and legal support up to the moment of license provision. 

We assist in obtaining licenses for a wide variety of games of chance: poker, roulette, slots, live games, fantasy sport, baccarat, etc, along with bookmaking (betting). You have a chance to apply for a permit in some of the most prestigious and popular jurisdictions – Curacao, Malta, Kahnawake, and the Isle of Man. We are also experienced in opening Costa Rica companies. 

If you are interested in obtaining a gambling license in any of the abovementioned jurisdictions, leave an online application on our website; our experts will contact you shortly. You can also use the Telegram chat or the phone numbers listed in the “Contacts” section. 


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