The Kahnawake Mohawk Territory is located in Quebec, Canada and it is an Indian reserve. According the Interactive Gambling Act 1998 in Queensland, Australia, the local Kahnawake government decided to move to regulating internet gambling and having a certain code of that licensed casinos will have to follow.
By maintaining a high player satisfaction both the Kahnawake authorities and the casinos have benefit. However, the Regulator has a reputation to uphold, and that requires a lot of work.
The Kahnawake Gambling Commission provides its applicants with one of the 4 licenses available. They cover all gambling activities and types of games with few general descriptions and by following the commission’s principles. The 4 licenses are:
Principles of the Kahnawake Gambling Commission
The most important of their principles according to which the commission is governed include fair gaming, payouts guarantee and geographical reference. This means they are focusing on safeguarding the player’s interest and there must be a payout guarantee system implemented by the casino in order for the application to be successful.
Players that want to use a casino’s services must be within the countries that are recognized by the Kahnawake Jurisdiction.
Failure to deliver one of this requirements results in the license being revoked by the issuing authority.
- Interactive Gaming License (IGL) – What’s special about this license is that only one can be issues at a time, meaning there is only one licensee. At this present moment the Mohawk Territory Mohawk Internet Technologies have the license.
- Client Provider Authorization (CPA) – This is the one that covers gaming services such as casino, poker and sports betting. There are no limitations to how many holders there can be. The holder of the license is known as Authorized Client Provider.
- Secondary Client Provider Authorization (Secondary CPA) - Covers the same area as the previous license except this one is intended for entities that are not located in the Kahnawake jurisdiction. The requirements are the same, excluding the fact that the logo of the KCG should not be shown on the website.
- Key Person License (KPL) – It is a license that is given to a person that is responsible for dealing with issues in the entity with a CPA. All information provided by the KPL is strictly confidential.