Netherlands Antilles - The "Former" Curacao Gaming Center
A group of few islands located close to Central America are called The Netherlands Antilles. They are a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Although very small this autonomous territory is the home of some of the best online casinos.
Curacao was a part of this autonomous entity until it got the authority to form a constituent country that will still be a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Just as the Antilles so did Curacao continue to thrive and develop its gambling industry.
Having a small little territory to develop some other industry, gambling turned out to be a good call and today the Netherlands Antilles attract a lot of online casinos from all over the world that get their licenses here.
There are two types of licenses that are available in this jurisdiction and they are a Master license and a sub license.
A holder of the master license has the power to grant sub-licenses to other willing applicants that fulfill the requirements and will follow the guidelines. A degree of authority is given to the master licensees which makes the regulators job easier.
The sub-license granted by the authorities and from a holder of a master license bears the same rights and responsibilities.
The holder of the license can provide online gambling services in accordance with the guidelines that are set. Unlicensed online casinos are illegal and it is not recommended to use their services for your safety.
Curacao leaving the Antilles
The fact that one of the most popular islands in the gaming industry left the group did not have a huge impact on the overall industry within the Antilles. Curacao experienced huge growth since its separation. Both the Antilles and Curacao are well known centers for online casinos. They have put a lot of effort in getting their reputation and they will do everything to keep it that way.