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All Gambling Licenses: Ranked by Market Share [2023]

25 Oct, 2022

We have already previously touched on the topic of registration and licenses. We have also prepared a separate article on UK licenses.

In this article, we will conduct a minor analysis of the top 10 iGaming licenses based on our ‘Top 400 Online Casinos’ dataset.

A considerable number of jurisdictions provide online casino licenses these days. However, most online clubs prefer only the most reputable of them. Let us start with the most prominent one, then we shall determine the top 10 licenses:

LicensorNumber of Casinos
Malta Gaming Authority64
UK Gambling Commission47
Antillephone N.V.31
Curacao eGaming22
ADM Italy21
Gaming Curacao14
Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner13
Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling11
Romanian National Gambling Office9
Alderney Gambling Control Commission9

It is worth noting that many casinos hold not one but several licenses at once, as it helps to increase the users’ level of trust, as well as grant easy access to a variety markets.

Let us now go down this list, starting with Malta Gaming Authority:

PositionNameLicencesTraffic 04.2022
1Bet365Malta Gaming Authority292 000 000
12BetwayMalta Gaming Authority, UK Gambling Commission27 100 000
19William HillGibraltar Gambling Commissioner, Malta Gaming Authority18 100 000
20BetfairMalta Gaming Authority, UK Gambling Commission17 310 000
25Paddy PowerMalta Gaming Authority14 300 000
33BetssonMalta Gaming Authority10 800 000
34Bet-at-homeMalta Gaming Authority10 800 000
39JackpotCityMalta Gaming Authority10 000 000
40UnibetMalta Gaming Authority9 974 000
70Chumba CasinoMalta Gaming Authority5 778 000

The Malta Gaming Authority has been issuing two types of licenses (B2B and B2C) for five years. The operators, who have received a prestigious permit in Malta, find themselves on the “white list” of the UK gambling regulator, allowing their casinos to offer services to British citizens.

The licensing procedure is divided into several stages:

  • The Commission considers the application for 3-4 weeks;
  • The online casino in question receives a temporary license for six months;
  • Then, based on a thorough analysis, a full gambling license is issued, valid for five years.

UK Gambling Commission

PositionNameLicencesTraffic 04.2022
12BetwayMalta Gaming Authority, UK Gambling Commission27 100 000
20BetfairMalta Gaming Authority, UK Gambling Commission17 310 000
46Sky VegasAlderney Gambling Control Commission, UK Gambling Commission8 609 000
55CoralUK Gambling Commission7 429 000
75BetVictorUK Gambling Commission, Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner, Irish Revenue Commissioners5 252 000
79BetfredUK Gambling Commission, Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner4 850 000
100Virgin GamesUK Gambling Commission, Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner3 678 000
102BoyleSportsUK Gambling Commission, Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner3 530 000
109MEGAWAYS CasinoUK Gambling Commission, Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner3 154 000
117People’s Postcode LotteryUK Gambling Commission2 700 000

One of the largest gambling organs in the world. To obtain their work permit, casino owners must specify numerous details, including an up-to-date business plan, proof of financial solvency and security, a clean criminal record, etc. Remote casino operation license holders must then pay a tax of 15% to 50% of their gross income.

Curaçao License Types

Curaçao offers two license types: a general one or a sublicense.

A general license is a gaming permit that gives not only the right to conduct online gambling activities, but also the right to independently issue sublicenses to other people. Since 1996, a general license has only been issued to four companies, which have become a de facto monopoly in the Curaçao licensing market. These companies are:

  • Curaçao-eGaming;
  • Curaçao Gaming (CG);
  • Antillephone NV;
  • Curaçao Interactive Licensing N.V.

Each of these companies are quite popular, which is confirmed by the following data:

Antillephone N.V.

PositionNameLicencesTraffic 04.2022
24mBit CasinoAntillephone N.V.14 850 000
36StakeAntillephone N.V.10 690 000
9822BETAntillephone N.V., Kahnawake Gaming Commission3 760 000
132PinnacleAntillephone N.V.2 010 000
134FavbetAntillephone N.V.1 991 000
135ICE CasinoAntillephone N.V.1 899 000
1571BetAntillephone N.V.1 500 000
175Vulkan VegasAntillephone N.V.1 300 000
226Casino DaysAntillephone N.V.906 200
237RoobetAntillephone N.V.839 690

Curaçao eGaming

PositionNameLicencesTraffic 04.2022
10BovadaCuracao eGaming36 700 000
23LivecasinoCuracao eGaming15 000 000
62ParimatchCuracao eGaming6 100 000
72BitcasinoCuracao eGaming5 400 000
94Sportsbet.ioCuracao eGaming3 921 000
991XBETCuracao eGaming3 750 000
133CasinoSecretCuracao eGaming2 000 000
150Ignition CasinoCuracao eGaming1 600 000
164KTOCuracao eGaming1 400 000
179GG.BETCuracao eGaming1 280 000

Curaçao Gaming

PositionNameLicencesTraffic 04.2022
22MyBookieGaming Curacao15 600 000
47BetUSGaming Curacao8 552 000
51DoradoBetGaming Curacao7 638 000
127LIVE CASINO HOUSEGaming Curacao2 200 000
190CasinoFridayKahnawake Gaming Commission, Estonian Tax and Customs Board, Gaming Curacao1 200 000
192CbetGaming Curacao1 178 000
215LuckyDaysGaming Curacao966 596
224Punt CasinoGaming Curacao917 916
243OlimpGaming Curacao820 880
293BetNowGaming Curacao575 433

ADM Italy

PositionNameLicencesTraffic 04.2022
53SisalADM Italy7 600 000
54BetalandADM Italy7 472 000
56SNAIADM Italy7 400 000
66replatzADM Italy5 972 000
76GoldbetADM Italy4 900 000
77Planetwin365ADM Italy4 900 000
83LottomaticaADM Italy4 500 000
95BetpointADM Italy3 891 000
103EurobetADM Italy3 490 000
112BetFlagADM Italy2 888 000

ADM is the highest regulatory gambling authority in Italy, issuing licenses to potential gambling operators and monitoring their activities. Gambling is still illegal under Italian criminal law, excluding games based on luck and skill. The law allows playing bingo and lotteries, as well as participating in sports betting and other activities around Italy, but only if the operators have obtained an appropriate license.

Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner

PositionNameLicencesTraffic 04.2022
19William HillGibraltar Gambling Commissioner, Malta Gaming Authority18 100 000
27LadbrokesGibraltar Gambling Commissioner14 220 000
75BetVictorUK Gambling Commission, Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner, Irish Revenue Commissioners5 252 000
79BetfredUK Gambling Commission, Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner4 850 000
100Virgin GamesUK Gambling Commission, Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner3 678 000
102BoyleSportsUK Gambling Commission, Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner3 530 000
109MEGAWAYS CasinoUK Gambling Commission, Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner3 154 000
187Virgin BetUK Gambling Commission, Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner1 214 000
238PartyCasinoGibraltar Gambling Commissioner, Malta Gaming Authority838 600
244Heart BingoGibraltar Gambling Commissioner, Irish Revenue Commissioners, UK Gambling Commission805 950

To obtain a Gibraltar license, an online casino owner must prove their financial stability, provide a business plan, and be ready to conduct foreign exchange transactions (winnings payment and processing players’ credit card data) exclusively through Gibraltar banks.

Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling

PositionNameLicencesTraffic 04.2022
26Loterias y ApuestasDirectorate General for the Regulation of Gambling14 240 000
58JuegosONCEDirectorate General for the Regulation of Gambling7 200 000
156CodereDirectorate General for the Regulation of Gambling1 500 000
158SportiumDirectorate General for the Regulation of Gambling1 495 000
166LuckiaDirectorate General for the Regulation of Gambling1 396 000
168PafSwedish Gambling Authority, Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling, Latvian Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection, Estonian Tax and Customs Board, Lottery Inspectorate of the Aland Islands1 362 000
178CasumoMalta Gaming Authority, Swedish Gambling Authority, UK Gambling Commission, Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling1 294 000
203RETAbetDirectorate General for the Regulation of Gambling1 097 000
275MARCA APUESTASDirectorate General for the Regulation of Gambling631 670
276MarathonbetAntillephone N.V., ADM Italy, Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling, Ministry of Taxes and Dues of the Republic of Belarus626 641

The Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling provides a license for online casinos in Spain. So, if one wants their online casino to legally operate in this country, they must apply to this government agency and obtain a permit.

Romanian National Gambling Office

PositionNameLicencesTraffic 04.2022
16BetanoMinistry of Finance of the Czech Republic, Austrian Ministry of Finance, Romanian National Gambling Office, SRIJ21 820 000
82SuperbetRomanian National Gambling Office4 510 000
124Vlad CazinoRomanian National Gambling Office2 348 000
147WinBetRomanian National Gambling Office1 638 000
163WinnerRomanian National Gambling Office1 400 000
230Casa PariurilorRomanian National Gambling Office876 974
256Loteria RomanaRomanian National Gambling Office761 253
372EndorphinaMalta Gaming Authority, Romanian National Gambling Office352 604
389Gets betRomanian National Gambling Office311 370

The leading authority responsible for gambling activities in Romania is the National Gambling Authority (ONJN) that authorizes operators wishing to access the Romanian market and enforces the rules mandatory for all local players. The current Romanian legal framework for online gambling is governed by provisions adopted in May 2015, when outdated legislation was amended to bring the Romanian space in line with the European Commission requirements.

Alderney Gambling Control Commission

PositionNameLicencesTraffic 04.2022
46Sky VegasAlderney Gambling Control Commission, UK Gambling Commission8 609 000
122Mecca BingoAlderney Gambling Control Commission2 400 000
125Grosvenor CasinosAlderney Gambling Control Commission2 341 000
152MatchbookAlderney Gambling Control Commission1 580 000
188Wizard SlotsUK Gambling Commission, Alderney Gambling Control Commission1 200 000
195Sky CasinoUK Gambling Commission, Alderney Gambling Control Commission1 139 000
304BETDAQUK Gambling Commission, Alderney Gambling Control Commission, Irish Revenue Commissioners532 521
343The Phone CasinoUK Gambling Commission, Alderney Gambling Control Commission423 741
355Kitty BingoUK Gambling Commission, Alderney Gambling Control Commission388 360

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission was established in May 2000 to regulate all types of gambling in the region and ensure that online gambling remains legal and does not put any vulnerable groups at risk. Applicants must provide the required documents at the registration stage, as well as make the initial internal control checks.

Based on the data gathered, we can compile the following rating:

RankTableTOP 400 TotalTOP 5 Average PositionTOP 400 Average Position
1Malta Gaming Authority6415218
2UK Gambling Commission4741205
3Antillephone N.V.3185253
4Curacao eGaming2252215
5ADM Italy2161148
6Gaming Curacao1487211
7Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner1360166
8Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling11113183
9Romanian National Gambling Office9106198
10Alderney Gambling Control Commission9126203

Earlier, we have analyzed the work of the top 400 large online casinos, revealing that these casinos hold 85 types of different licenses, with only 25 casinos hesitating to provide licensing information on their official websites.

Why do we need to know about gambling licenses anyway? Creating and operating a successful online casino requires comprehensive market analysis, and licensing is one of the most critical components of gambling club management.

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