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Costa Rica Review


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The Costa Rican online gambling license makes a mockery of even the weak model that is current regulatory legislature and is frequently used by firms who want no political interfer-ence in the running of their operation. The process works like this; you apply for a license from the Costa Rican government who do the most surface level of checks on you, you then pay $15000 and voila you’ve got yourself a gaming license in Costa Rica. Over and above that your firm is billed $1500 each quarter.

The Costa Rican government make no pretence of caring at all how these ‘licensed’ compa-nies treat their players, offering no form of practical regulation what-so-ever. There are no checks on where the money used to fund the casinos come from, no checks on the fairness of the software these casinos use and no facilities for players to register complaints.

If you’ve experienced problems with a casino with a Costa Rican license your only hope is to contact a 3rd party mediator and hope that the casino involved are concerned enough about their public image to cooperate.

As such Costa Rica – with few exceptions – is home to the most reprehensible gallery of rogues and whenever you encounter a casino claiming to be licensed in this jurisdiction it should be seen as a very worrying omen of the likely treatment you’ll receive.

The North American country of Canada shares a border with The United States of America and has coasts on the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific oceans. The population of Canada is currently in the region of 37.8 million people. With regard to the gambling sector, Canada has historically existed in a grey area but in recent years there has been a move towards officially recognizing that casino gaming, slots play, horse racing, lottery play, video lottery play, charitable gaming and interactive gaming are permitted in the country’s borders. There is no land-based licensor, but online gambling appears to be perfectly legal for Canadian citizens who wish to play.


The above information is what we believe to be the the legal status of online gambling, however information on this topic is limited and hard to find. We accept no liability for any errors or ommissions. It is the reader’s responsibility to ensure that they know the legality of online gambling in their country before engaging with any online gambling service.