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Regulator List

Despite regulation being a developing political process and not being as strong as it should be at the moment, where a casino is regulated (holds its license) can make a difference to how safe your money is. Below you’ll find a list of the regulatory authorities that license all of the casinos you will find on this site. These range from strong regulators that are working towards making online gambling a safe and reputable industry to namesake regulation that cater to what are essentially casino clip joints. You’ll find contact details and complaint information contained on the relevant pages, but you should always consider posting a complaint here before contacting a regulator – frequently we are able to resolve disputes faster than a regulator can.

We’ve built the strength and reputation of the licensing body a casino works with as a ranking factor into our casino reviews and in this fashion it should ensure that casinos with weak regulation find it far more difficult to gain prominent placement on the site. This does lead to one issue however for any visitor for the USA; with the passing of the UIGEA act in 2006 it became illegal for US banks to process transaction to or from online casinos and as such the vast majority of the casino industry withdrew from the US market. Most of the strong regulators stopped licensing any casino that continued to accept US players at that point. This means that the casinos found at the top of our list almost without exception will not accept US players. To provide an alternative and help our US customers find the best venues they can play at, we’re in the process of building in geographically filtered lists. These will allow you to look at the top rated casinos for your specific area of the world and is already active on the homepage. We hope to have this active on our full casino list in the near future.

Set in the North Atlantic, the island of Ireland has a population of around 6.6 million souls. Land-based gambling in Ireland is thoroughly regulated since Ireland has always been on the front foot in this sector. Online regulation from this jurisdiction is not quite in place yet – though the process is under way. Foreign operators appear free to accept customers residing in Ireland and Ireland does not pursue legal action against players that play with foreign licensed operators whilst they are in the process of finalizing their own licensing procedures.


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.