The Gambling Supervision Commission (‘GSC’) is an autonomous statutory board instituted in 1962. In extension to the licensing and supervision of land-based gambling operations (casino, amusement and slot devices and more), the Commission further directs all online gambling activities, which have expanded significantly in current years.
Incorporation & obtaining the license: 3 months following application submission
OGRA License covers every game where:
- they practice telecommunications (phones, internet, servers, etc.);
- they include players gambling money (or money’s worth);
- the games include any component of randomness or chance.
The full gambling permit in The Isle of Man is valid for 5 years.
A network services permit needs to be taken if the operator wants to provide one or more foreign registered players on to its Isle of Man server without reregistering the player data.
All of the advantages of a full OGRA license are accessible to the holder of a network services permit.
A ‘License for Economic and Political DR’ is alike to an OGRA License besides that the license holder is not obliged to start works in the Isle of Man till it wants and therefore is not responsible to pay any charges until it decides to start services on the island.