6 Steps to Obtaining a Gambling License

The timing for starting an online gambling business is perfect. Surveys show that if you follow all the necessary procedures and do things legally, you are bound to get good profit. But before all the fun starts, you need to obtain a gambling license. Here you can get the general idea about what you will have to go through.

• 1. Start with creating a business plan to estimate the expenditures and expected profit. This will not only help you to see where you stand financially, you will also need this information later.

• 2. Find a good casino software provider. You have to take this step seriously, because later you will have to submit a certificate that the software you intend to use will not malfunction and won’t be used for cheating. Such certificate should also be issued by a reputable company or some qualified institution.

• 3. Choose the jurisdiction you want to obtain your gambling license from. Online gambling licenses are issued in a relatively large number of countries. But just as some animals are more equal than others, not all licenses turn out to mean the same thing for both online casino players and governments of those countries you may want to promote your gambling services in. The reason for this is the difference in requirements for obtaining a gambling license in different countries. Some are known to be rigorous and obtaining license from them can become a painstaking process. However, their approval will make you look like a trustworthy online casino operator, which you are going to become, aren’t you?

The list of such countries can be found at the UK Gambling Commission website. It is also often referred to as the White List which obviously means that licenses issued by these jurisdictions will be favored.

• 4. Depending on the requirements of the selected country, you will need to provide documents about your (and other investors’) financial status, police record from the permanent country of residence and a sort of money investment plan (mentioned above). So your next step is getting these papers ready.

• 5. You can submit your application for a gambling license via a local representative (it can be your attorney or an accountant) to the representative of the appropriate establishment.

• 6. And then you wait. Your application will be reviewed in accordance with the piece of legislation that sets out conditions for granting a license. You may find it interesting to also learn from this document about the reasons for gambling license revocation. As it was mentioned above, players tend to trust licensed casino operators, because they know that gambling license involves regular assessment of the casino’s conduct. So there will inevitably be a list of rules you will have to follow in order to keep your license if you get one.