Online casino gaming is one of the most popular forms of real-money entertainment in the world and it has proven to be one of the most profitable businesses since the internet era started. As such, security, fairness and privacy are paramount to both customer peace of mind and good business practices. Many online casino players today will refuse to play in any establishment unless it offers a guaranteed safe and secure gaming environment.
Online casinos can and have to demonstrate their standards of security and two ways of doing so is displaying certificates by third-party and independent organizations or by being licensed by one of many jurisdictions which offer government regulation and monitoring in exchange for taxation and license acquisition. These jurisidction offer the online casinos a sense of legimitacy and offer comfort to player via a government backed organization in charge of scrutinizing every single aspect of the online casino operation.
Online gambling jurisdictions
Many countries and regions allow online casinos to acquire a license from them as long as they comply with a series of strict rules and regulations and all licensing fees and taxes have been paid for. The most popular countries or regions in the world which offer online casino licensing and which garner most confidence from players and operators include:
- Curaçao and Netherlands Antilles
- Isle of Man
- United Kingdom
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Costa Rica