There is no regulatory body for online gambling, meaning each country has its own rules and regulations. Here you can find the most sought after and prestigious licensing authorities for online gambling.
There are certain areas in the world that allow for the enforcement of special legislation related to companies that run online casino and gambling sites, even for those companies responsible for the provision of services to the gambling industry as a whole such as casino software developers and suppliers. These special areas around the world are known as gambling jurisdictions, and the official bodies who regulate all the gambling related activities within them are called licensing authorities. Here are some examples of gambling jurisdictions and the licensing authorities that operate from each.
For any online gambling establishment or service provider to be able to provide a service legally to consumers, they must hold a license that is issued by the appropriate licensing authority for the jurisdiction or jurisdictions they wish to operate in. As a requirement of obtaining a license, the company must also operate part of its business from the same jurisdiction that they want to be licensed in. The individual laws and regulations set by each of the different jurisdictions can vary depending on a regions particular requirements.
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