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Dominica Gaming License


According to the Small Charges Act, Chap 10:39; it is illegal to “receive any other person in any house or place for the purpose of gaming” in Dominica. However, Internet gaming business in Dominica do operate, but, under the terms of an agreement drawn up between the gaming company and the Government of Dominica. The gaming business is STRICTLY OFFSHORE and any agreement will be specifically strong on this issue.

    Legal Requirements


    Entity Requirements

    The entity making the application must remain strictly offshore business. All Internet Gaming Companies have to be registered under the International Business Companies Act 1996 of Dominica.

    Director’s Requirements

    The licensee will need at least 1 (one) natural person Fit and Proper Directors of any jurisdiction.

    Shareholder requirements

    • The Gaming Business will need at least one shareholder.
    • Corporate shareholding is allowed and 100% foreign ownership is permitted.

    Compliance Officer

    The Licensee must establish and maintain an appropriate and effective compliance function within the firm which operates independently of all operational and business line functions and senior or supervisory management.

    Local Office

    The applicant must have premises acceptable to the DFSU. The premises should be able to facilitate confidential interaction between the applicant and its clients, and provide for safe and confidential storage of documents.


    The licensee shall appoint annually an auditor who shall be a chartered accountant, a certified public accountant, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Caribbean or some other professionally qualified accountant, satisfactory to the Authority.

    Minimum Capital Requirements

    NThe Applicant must have the prescribed minimum paid-up capital and is able to meet the prescribed minimum net liquid capital requirement in cash or readily marketable securities. The prescribed minimum paid-up capital is US$ 500,000 Also, on notice from the Financial Services Unit, the applicant arranges with the Ministry of Finance and Planning to purchase Treasury Bills in the amount of US$100,000. Treasury Bills will be rolled over until six months after termination of agreement.

    Ongoing Obligations

    • A gaming licence is issued for a period of 5 years. On expiration of such term, the Malta Gaming Authority may renew such licence for further 5 year periods, subject to continued compliance by the Licensee and upon payment of the renewal fee.
    • It is not a requirement to file the Audited financial Reports