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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.

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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland sits to the north-west of mainland Europe. The United Kingdom shares a border with The Republic of Ireland and has coasts on the Atlantic Ocean, Celtic Sea, North Sea, Irish Sea and English Channel. The population of the UK is approaching the 67.6 million mark leading to a fairly densely populated land mass. The gambling sector in the United Kingdom is entirely regulated and licensed by the UKGC – the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. Should players resident In the UK wish to gamble with foreign based operators there is no history of this being treated as a criminal offence, but high levels of protection exist for UK residents playing with UK licensed operators.