Online gaming platforms can be divided into two groups: those that have an authorization and those that do not have a license. Online casinos holding an authorization are attached to a jurisdiction.

 This means that these virtual casinos are subject to the laws of the country which granted them the license. Also, that the courts of the country which grants a license to an online gaming platform, are competent to judge all disputes arising from their activities. As for casinos that operate without a license, they are considered illegal.

In this article, discover the main countries that have adopted online gambling regulations.


On January 01, 2020, the Online Gaming Regulatory Authority, abbreviated Arjel, was replaced by the National Gaming Authority (ANJ). Thus, to operate in the French geographical area, online casinos must first have an authorization from the ANJ. The approval is accompanied by specifications that virtual game platforms must scrupulously respect. Failure to comply with the clauses to which casinos are subject leads to penalties which may go as far as withdrawal of approval.


In Great Britain, online casino promoters obtain their licenses from the Gambling Commission. To regulate the activities of virtual casinos, the Gambling Commission bases its action on the Gambling Act. The Gambling Act is the legal text that brings together all the laws that online gaming platforms must comply with.


The Malta Gaming Authority, better known by the acronym MGA, is responsible for issuing licenses to online casinos operating in Malta. You will also notice that the virtual casinos, which use the games published by the Microgaming firm, have Maltese amenities.

 This means that a large part of online gaming platforms are under the control of the Malta Gaming Authority. Indeed, the virtual game programming company Microgaming, is one of the leaders in this activity in the world.


The organization in charge of licensing online casinos on the island of Curaçao is called the Curaçao Internet Gaming Association, or contractually, just say CIGA. CIGA licensed virtual casino sites are very popular with online gamblers. In fact, CIGA, which has been operating since 2001, has particularly distinguished itself by the seriousness of its process for granting approvals. Also, the CIGA’s main concern is the protection of players, against rogue online casinos.


The Gilbratar Licensing Authority, is the regulator of internet gaming in Gilbratar. Obtaining an accreditation from the Gilbratar Licensing Authority by an online casino follows a rigorous process. Indeed, the future casino, as well as its promoter, are first subjected to a meticulous investigation.

The purpose of this survey is to determine whether the promoter has sufficient experience in the field of online gambling. Also, if during its operation, the casino will be able to settle without any difficulty, the gains obtained by the lucky bettors.


Costa Rica has the particularity of not having an organization dedicated to the regulation of online games. Nevertheless, the country grants licenses to virtual casinos. This simplification of the procedures for creating online casinos attracts several promoters to Costa Rica. The country is therefore among the jurisdictions that host the largest number of virtual casinos in the world.