If you want to partake in the industry, you need a license. This is almost a universal rule of the gaming sector. In Canada, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission – inaugurated in 1996 by the Mohawk council – grants such licenses to online casino sites, poker rooms (some land based), and sportsbook venues in its territory.
To date, there are over 50 licensed online operators for a total of 250 online gambling sites. The reputable Canadian Casino Group, Casino Rewards, holds a Kahnawake license for Zodiac Casino and Captain Cooks.
The Commission sees its role as fostering fairness and equity. You can’t buy your way into a license with tons of cash, and everyone wants this lower cost contract with no gaming taxes.
But operators are unclear about the legitimacy of the license. To clarify any misconceptions the Mohawk Council and Commission of Kahnawake assures that it is in line with Kahnawake Gaming Law. In fact, such aboriginal rights are hundreds of years old.
Most respect these well-regulated licenses and their existence was affirmed by a Quebec Superior Court Judge who ruled in favor of the tribal law in a specific licensing case.
Why such excitement over a license? Because there are many benefits. For one, it offers trustworthy payment methods. Customers feel at ease on the site.
In addition, the Commission conducts inspections on licensees to ensure adherence to their regulations. Plus, it appears to be simple and straightforward to apply.
Many of Canada’s top online casinos now come under the purview of this authority body.