We offer you the list of the most popular gambling jurisdictions and a brief assessment of the activities of government regulators in these regions. The key factor that affects the activity of operators is the trust of players. Customers should feel confident that someone is controlling the process and ensures that they are not deceived. This is why regulation and licensing of gambling sites are so important. In most developed countries, government authorities take responsibility for controlling and licensing both the operators’ activities and the games they provide.
North and Central America
Kahnawake Gaming Commission
The Kahnawake Gaming Commission has regulated the gambling industry on the territory of the Mohawk tribe of Kahnawake in Quebec since 1999. Perhaps the most recognizable name among online regulators.
Compared to others, Kanawak has a minimum tax collection, which makes this jurisdiction the most attractive for operators who want to work around the world. Especially if they do not want to enter locally regulated markets.
The Nevada Game Control Board
Nevada Gaming Control Board, established in 1955, is a legislative body mandated to regulate and monitor the state casino operations. Given the workload, the board has become one of the most influential players on the world map of government regulators.
Since 2013, the NGCB has also overseen the legalization of online poker in the state. Interactive licenses issued in Nevada only allow the operator to offer poker on its territory and in Delaware.
New Jersey Games regulatory department
Legalizing the Atlantic City Gaming Area, the State of New Jersey established the New Jersey Casino Control Commission in 1977, a state government body with extensive powers to regulate the gambling industry in all segments of the industry. The Casino Control Commission deals with operator licensing, complaint handling, institution revenue certification, and other activities.
Formed at the same time, the New Jersey Division of Casino Enforcement (DGE) – a division of the State Department of Justice and Public Security is responsible for ensuring security in the gambling industry, overseeing the transparency of gambling business and compliance with legal regulations.
Since the end of 2013, Atlantic City has been offering the possibility of obtaining licenses for online activities. Currently, operators offering gaming services within the State of New Jersey may become licensees.
Panamanian Game Supervisory Board
Since 2002, Panama Gaming Control Board (Junta de Control de Juegos) has issued licenses to gaming companies that conduct online activities both at home and around the world.
The licenses acquired in Panama are considered reliable. Low fees and a stable government with good relations with the Americas make Panama attractive to operators from around the world.