All 4 Curacao Master License Holders
There are currently hundreds of online casinos licensed by Curacao on the market. However, I have noticed that a lot of gambling websites in their reviews of online casinos just simply inform players that a particular online casino has got a Curacao gambling license. But they are often missing a very crucial part.
Because, have you known that whenever you deal with online casinos licensed by Curacao, your legitimate interests are not protected by the government of Curacao directly? Instead, they delegate the authority to some third-parties which on their part issue gambling licenses and control online casinos in regards to license compliance.
Jumping forward, those third-party companies (called master license operators) are very different in terms of how seriously they take players’ complaints. That’s why I feel like it is super beneficial for every online casino player to learn in detail about:
How gambling licensing works in Curacao jurisdiction
What’s the difference between Curacao gambling licenses
How does the licensing system work in Curacao?
Before moving to the point, I would like to say that the Curacao government is absolutely terrible when it comes to how they explain to the community their licensing system. That’s why the majority of casino players have no idea what it looks like under the hood, though they definitely should.
Well, let’s take a look and discuss the system in detail.
Now you can see that there is no such thing as a Curacao gambling license. Instead, there are four of them. What does it mean?
First thing first, it means that in order to file a complaint, you have to establish which exact master license operator has issued the license to your casino (with which you have got a problem). Otherwise they won’t even consider the complaint. For example, Curacao Antillephone N.V. has authority exclusively upon online casinos with its gambling license. The same is true for the rest of them.
Each master license operator implements its own procedure for filing a complaint. For example, Curacao Antillephone N.V. requires to prove that a casino player has already tried to resolve a problem with a casino first by providing screenshots of communications with casino’s support.
Moreover, each master license operator sets its own channels for filing a complaint. So to say, there is no one unified center for players’ complaints in Curacao jurisdiction. For example, Curacao Antillephone N.V. requires complaints to be sent by email, whereas for Curacao E-Gaming online casinos you are supposed to do so on license validator webpage.
Last but not least, Curacao license operators are very different in terms of how seriously they take players’ disputes with online casinos and how long it takes for them to respond. Therefore, this is another good reason to find out which exact third-party you are dealing with.
What can be said about Curacao gambling licenses in general
The reputation of Curacao jurisdiction is rather bad in general. So, do not expect the highest regulation standards which, for instance, the UK gambling commission can provide.
As a result of the relatively low bar for license applicants, Curacao license operators charge gambling entrepreneurs far less for the license itself (10,000 or 25,000 EURO annual fee, depending on license type). Also, the tax regime is far more appealing for business in this jurisdiction (only 2%). It allows online casinos to have bigger marketing budgets and more lucrative bonuses and promotions for casino players, which is cool.
It is quite a challenge to find contact information of any of these 4 master license operators, which I have finally managed to do (will be provided further in the article)
It is super important if you decide to play in any Curacao licensed casino to carefully check its reputation before (please don’t trust ratings in random websites as most of them are paid BS). Many of Curacao licensed casinos are actually very reliable, though semi-scam casinos (withdrawal cancelation, etc.) are definitely not rare.
My rating of Curacao gambling licenses
Antillephone N.V. (8048/JAZ). Reputation 8.6/10.
It is the most reliable among others. Also it is the first license operator in Curacao that approved cryptocurrencies payments.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +5999 433 8808
Address: Heelsumstraat, 51 E-Commerce Park, Curaçao
E-Gaming N.V. (1668/JAZ). Reputation 5.6/10.
Much less reputable than the previous one, though there are many safe online casinos with E-Gaming N.V. license on the market.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +5999 465 1134
Address: Curaçao eGaming, Pletterijweg Oost, Ara Hilltop Building, Curaçao
Gaming N.V. (365/JAZ).
Can not assess reputation as I have not dealt with online casinos with Gaming N.V. license. Far less online casinos on the market with Gaming N.V. license in comparison to Antillephone N.V. and E-Gaming N.V.
Email: [email protected]
Curacao Interactive Licensing N.V. (called CIL) (5536/JAZ).
Can not assess reputation as I have not dealt with online casinos with Interactive Licensing N.V. license. Far less online casinos on the market with Interactive Licensing N.V. license in comparison to Antillephone N.V. and E-Gaming N.V.
Hopefully, you have got an idea how it is crucial to establish with which exact Curacao license operator you are dealing since they are not created equal at all.
Summing up, the large group of online casino players are scared to even try online casinos with any Curacao license, though it is rather unfair, because Antillephone N.V. is pretty decent. Anyway, please don’t get me wrong as I am not claiming it is a bad idea to stay away from Curacao licensed casinos. Though if you want to get more lucrative bonuses, higher withdrawal limits and fast cashouts, then it is your place to go (with all precautions to be taken, no question about that)
The last thing I would like to mention, there are a few trustworthy online casinos listed on my website. All of them are decent and safe to play in. Moreover, in case any problem occured, feel free to submit a complaint here(registration is required). I am in touch with their managers and will be happy to help (please keep in mind, only with the casinos on the website).
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