Kahnawake Gaming License

How to obtain a gambling license in Kahnawake?

Obtaining a gambling license in Kahnawake. Kahnawake gaming regulations. Requirements for getting a Kahnawake gaming license. Kahnawake gambling license cost.

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Kahnawake is one of the best jurisdictions to legalize the gambling business. The Kahnawake Gaming Commission controls the gambling activities of operators and the issuance of licenses.

The availability of the Kahnawake gambling license indicates the high quality and reliability of the gambling establishment. Therefore, this gambling license provides operators with a wide client base and increases the players’ trust in the gambling establishment.

Disadvantages and advantages of obtaining a gambling license in Kahnawake


  • The stable economic environment in the country.
  • The good reputation of the jurisdiction.
  • Unified license for bookmakers, lotteries, slot machines, and online casinos.
  • There is no need to pay the authorized capital
  • There is no taxation on gambling incomes.


  • Lengthy procedure for obtaining a license.

Types of Kahnawake’s gambling licenses

  • Interactive Gaming Licence (IGL)

The owners of this license have the right to provide Internet services to Client Provider Authorizations (CPA) holders.

  • Client Provider Authorizations (CPA)

The Client Provider Authorization is intended for operators who offer online gambling, and their servers are located in the territory of Kahnawake.

  • Casino Software Provider Authorizations (CSPA)

Casino Software Provider Authorization allows its holders to operate and locate interactive gaming equipment at the colocation facility that is operated by the owner of an Interactive Gaming License.

  • Live Dealer Studio Authorizations (LDSA)

The LDSA allows operators to offer live dealer games and set up studios in Kahnawake to broadcast those games.

  • Inter-Jurisdictional Authorizations (IJA)

This type of license is intended for operators who have a license like IGL in another jurisdiction. The IJA is issued to operators who wish to locate their equipment or employees in Kahnawake.

  • Key Person Permits

Key Person License (KPL) allows at least one person to operate managerial or operational functions for the owners of a CPA

Kahnawake Gambling License Cost

The cost of the Kahnawake gaming license is quite reasonable compared to other jurisdictions.

Applying for a gambling license (this cost also includes the first annual fee and the cost of conducting due diligence by the Commission)$35,000
Assessment of the applicant’s control system by the CommissionThe Commission will establish the cost and issue the relevant invoice.
Key person permit application$5,000 (for each person)
License fee$20,000 per year
Payment for issuance of a permit for a key person$1000 per year
License renewal$5,000
Key Person Permit renewal$2,500

Requirements for obtaining a gambling license in Kahnawake

  • Register a company in Kahnawake.
  • The software must fully comply with the requirements of this jurisdiction.
  • The servers must be located in Kahnawake.
  • An impeccable reputation of all key persons of the company.
  • Availability of experience in the field of gambling.
  • The availability of education among the directors and founders of the company.

Basic documents for applying for a Kahnawake gambling license

  • Notarized copies of the passport(s).
  • Birth certificate.
  • CV.
  • Business plan.
  • Confirmation of residential address.
  • Providing financial statements for key persons of the company.
  • Description of games.
  • Availability of RNG certificates such as from eCogra, and other documents that confirm the quality of the software.
  • Certificate of no criminal record.
  • Confirmation of payment of utility bills.
  • Originals of owners’ references from the bank.

The process of getting a gaming license in Kahnawake

The procedure for obtaining a gambling license in Kahnawake takes a lot of time. Stages of getting a Kahnawake gaming license:

  • Appointment of a key person to perform managerial or operational functions.
  • Preparing the necessary package of documents.
  • Applying for a gambling license.
  • Payment of the registration fee.
  • Considering an application (it takes from 4 to 8 weeks).
  • Launching an online casino.

Every operator should take into account that the Commission may approve, reject or return the application to the operator in order to request additional information.

If the application and all documents are approved, you will receive a license for six months. If there are no complaints from players and you do not violate the law or commit any other act that could harm the reputation of the jurisdiction during six months, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission will renew your license for a period of 5 years.

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