Online Casino Regulation Guide
Online casinos are regulated according to their geographical areas.
Honest online casinos are licensed in the jurisdictions where they house their base operations and player servers. Most online casinos are registered and licensed within small islands or countries that offer regulated casinos and a tax base for operations. Common countries are Malta, Gibraltar, Antigua, Costa Rica, Barbuda, Curacao and the Isle of Man. The Kahnawake First Nation in Canada is also an outlet for online casinos.
Each jurisdiction provides levels of regulation, which is good news for players who must depend on reputable online casinos for an enjoyable casino experience. The regulations prevent casinos from compromising secure information and hold casinos fully accountable to their players. Online casinos with the best reputation are regulated in the Isle of Man and Gibraltar. Both have solid reputations in ensuring casino operations run smoothly and are operating according to stringent regulations.
Regulations vary on how strict they are according to their geographical locations. Strict regulations may be found in Alderney, Australia, Gibraltar, Isle of Man and Malta. Less strict regulations may be found in Antigua, Barbuda, Costa Rica, Curacao, First Cagayan Philippines and First Nation Kahnawake. Vanuatu is reasonably regulated. Players can identify the degree of regulation within the Player Tips or About section of each online casino.
Costa Rica and First Nation Kahnawake have been identified as less than desirable when it comes to customer service and player satisfaction. Costa Rica has traditionally been a problem area for players who seek customer service. First Nation Kahnawake has a reputation for not resolving player complaints, however, casinos in those jurisdictions are said to run in a secure environment.