Regulatory regime

Licensing process

The process of establishing the business and obtaining the license is relatively straight forward; we discuss the business model and agree document drafting parameters at the earliest possible opportunity, so we can move forward with drafting and collating the suite of documents that make up the license application and troubleshoot any potential pitfalls. Based on the discussions we start the process of drafting a neatly knitted suite of documents that form the basis of the application.

At the point of submission, the Government application is payable. The government annual license fee is payable following license approval.

Licensing options

All of the Gambling Supervision Commission’s licences operate under the same piece of legislation. As such, all of the licences are consistent in many aspects. The 3 common licenses are:

Full Licence: a single licence for your gaming business allows a broad range of gaming activities to be undertaken by your business, including B2C business & B2B relations such as sub-licensing and white labelling.

Network Licence: permits holder to allow other operators located and licensed elsewhere to send their players to the licence holder’s servers in the Isle of Man with no need for the licence holder to re-register them.

Software Supplier Licence: content listed as approved on the GSC’s website, and any IOM operator can deploy these games on their site without needing to seek GSC approval.

Key features

  • 12 week licensing process

  • no corporate tax, withholding tax or capital gains tax

  • low gaming duty

  • crypto & skins permitted

  • no market restrictions

  • local banking available

  • world-class infrastructure, bandwidth and power resilience

  • politically transparent and extremely stable

  • easy access to politicians

Regulatory approvals and entrepreneurship are at the heart of what we do. We are proud of our achievements, but we are prouder of our clients. We are lucky to work with some amazing businesses, building brands and value, aligning our interests to a common goal of success.