Estonia Gaming License

How to get an Estonian gambling license?

Estonian Online Casino License. Requirements, taxation, the cost for obtaining a gambling license in Estonia.

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The gambling business in Estonia is at its peak. The Estonian approach to regulating the gambling business is an example for many countries and makes the region very attractive for operators. The Estonia gambling authority has provided all the necessary conditions for the development of the gambling industry on the territory of Estonia, but in order to offer gambling in the territory of this jurisdiction legally, operators need to go through the process of licensing the gambling business in Estonia. You can apply for a license for online casinos in Estonia, land-based casinos, and betting in this jurisdiction.

Requirements for obtaining a gambling license in Estonia

  • Registration of a company in Estonia (This requirement for registering a company in Estonia is not necessary. Nevertheless, this process is advisable because the operator needs to open an office in this country in any case);
  • The company must operate according to Estonian gambling law;
  • No criminal record of all founders and employees of the company;
  • The operator should only engage in gambling activities;
  • Confirmation of the financial position of the company;
  • The availability of the authorized capital;
  • Only the legal entity to whom it was issued a gambling license can work under an Estonian gambling license;
  • The Estonian gambling license is intended for companies operating slot machines, totalizators, lotteries, and other equipment;
  • Submitting the application and the necessary package of documents for getting a gambling license.

Required package of documents for obtaining a gambling license in Estonia

  • Information about the founders of the company;
  • Copies of the Statute and foundation meeting defining the management of the company and its name;
  • Providing documents that confirm payments for rent and utility bills;
  • Notarized documents confirming the availability of a bank account and funds on it;
  • List of gambling games operated by the casino and their full characteristics (names, rules of the game, etc.);
  • Providing technical characteristics of payment transactions in the casino to confirm the fair payment reward;
  • Confirmation of security in the gambling establishment;
  • Detailed business plan;
  • Submitting an application to the tax and customs authorities of Estonia.

Estonia gambling license cost

If the licensee opens a bookmaker’s agency in Estonia, he must have an authorized capital of €130,000. If the applicant is going to open a casino, then, in this case, his authorized capital will be €1,000,000. It should be noted that there is no need for an operator or a bookmaker to keep this capital in a bank account.

The licensee must also pay the state fee once and pay the fee for obtaining a permit for a gambling business once time.

Kind of gambling licenseFee
License for betting€35 200
License for casino€51 200

Taxation

According to the Gambling Tax Act, gambling business owners are taxed at a rate of 5%. This tax is levied every month on the total bets.

Land-based casinos must pay the following taxes:

  • €1278.23 per game table
  • €300 per game-of-chance machine
  • 10% of the net gaming revenues
  • €31.95 per game-of-skill machine.

If you want to apply for a gambling license in Estonia, you can contact our lawyers, and they will provide you with a full package of services. Our specialist will help you with the whole process of obtaining a gambling license. They will collect and submit the necessary documents to the commission instead of you. As a result, you will get your gambling license and launch your gambling establishment in Estonia.

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