Regulatory Bodies

In the world of online gambling, regulatory bodies play a huge role. You might not ever see them operating, but they’re the organizations that ensure games are fair and casinos are legitimate. You can learn all about the different regulatory bodies on this page.


Why Online Casino Regulation is Essential

You should always play at a properly regulated casino. If you’re in a state that allows online gambling, this means only playing at sites with your state’s seal of approval. There are many trustworthy regulatory bodies which will assess whether an online casino and its games are transparent and fair.

If you play at an unlicensed casino, you are putting your personal details and money at risk, and the games on offer could have bogus random number generators. There’s also no way to escalate a complaint if you play at an unlicensed casino.

List of Regulators

Danish Gambling Authority

Danish Gambling Authority website

On-site form

Spillemyndigheden, Englandsgade 25, 6sak, 5000 Odense

+45 72 38 79 13

Unsurprisingly, this organization covers the Danish gambling market. Founded in 2012, it allowed for the expansion of the Danish market, which was previously monopolized by the state. It’s very responsive to customer complaints.

eCOGRA

eCOGRA website

enquiries@gov.im

+44 (0)1624 685685

It might be small, but the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission packs a punch. It was formed back in 1962 and low tax rates still attract gambling sites to this country. They’re very strict and players are well protected by them.

Gambling Supervision Commission (Isle of Man)

Gambling Supervision Commission website

enquiries@gov.im

+44 (0)1624 685685

It might be small, but the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission packs a punch. It was formed back in 1962 and low tax rates still attract gambling sites to this country. They’re very strict and players are well protected by them.

Gibraltar Licensing Authority

Gibraltar Licensing Authority website

info@financecentre.gov.gi

200 51165

Gibraltar is a gambling hub due to the low taxes. The GLA was formed in 2005 and licensed sites can accept players from throughout the world. Any issues with licensed companies are dealt with quickly and professionally.

Kahnawake Gaming Commission


Kahnawake Gaming Commission

info@gamingcommission.ca

P.O. Box 1799, Old Malone Highway. Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, QC, J0L 1B0

+1 450 635 1139

Formed in the Mohawk territory of Kahnawake, this organization has been licensing online gambling sites since 1999 - longer than almost anyone else. It has strict rules that licensees must follow and, although not a government body, is highly trusted.

Nevada Gaming Control Board

Nevada Gaming Control Board website

liaison@gcb.nv.gov

555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 2600, Las Vegas, NV, 89101

775-684-7700

This board oversees all gambling in Nevada, including online gambling. Licenses from this board only allow poker to be offered online - casinos are still not allowed. They’re very influential in the US and act swiftly on any player complaints.

Malta Gaming Authority


Malta Gaming Authority website

info.mga@mga.org.mt

Building SCM 02-03, Level 4, SmartCity Malta, Ricasoli SCM1001

+356 2546 9000

The MGA is one of the most respected regulatory bodies around, known for being fair with both operators and players. Firms with an MGA license can operate anywhere in the world. They can be trusted to act swiftly on any complaints.

New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement


New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement website

info@njdge.org

1300 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

609-984-0909

New Jersey has the most relaxed online gambling laws in the US. If you’re playing in the state and run into issues, you should contact this well-run and effective organization. They regulate both land-based and online casinos.

Panama Gaming Control Board

Panama Gaming Control Board

prensa@mef.gob.pa

Avenida Perú, Calle 35 Este, Edificio Antiguo, “Hacienda y Tesoro”, Panama City

+507 507-7000

This organization forces licensees to robustly test software and ensure the safety of player funds. It’s been around since 2002 and, although it isn’t the most influential name in the industry, can still be trusted by those playing at sites it manages.

UK Gambling Commission

UK Gambling Commission

info@gamblingcommission.gov.uk

Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4BP

+44 (0)121 230 6666

The UK Gambling Commission regulates sites offering services to UK citizens. Established in 2007 by the government, they are the people to call if you’re in the UK and have a problem with an online casino.

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