Curacao Gaming Control Board grants first direct license and Digital Seals under the new legislative regime

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The Curacao Gaming Control Board (GCB) has made history by awarding its inaugural direct license to White Star BV, an entity under the Rhino Entertainment Group. This move elevates White Star’s flagship brand Casino Days, to pioneer status within the framework of Curacao’s newly implemented online gaming regulations.

Accompanying this significant achievement, the GCB has also issued Digital Seals to three prominent operators – Games and More BV, Geeka Corporation NV, and Small House BV, endorsing all domains and brands under their purview with the official Digital Seal of approval from the GCB.

Cedric Pietersz, the Managing Director of the GCB, reflected on this crucial moment in Curacao’s gambling sector. He stated, “2024 heralds a transformative period in the regulatory landscape of Curacao’s gambling sector. Since opening our doors to applications less than 12 weeks ago, the volume of submissions has far exceeded our expectations. White Star’s licensure holds a special place in our hearts and history. It signifies a pivotal moment for Curacao’s evolution into a top-tier gambling jurisdiction with many more licenses in process.”

Rhino Entertainment Group CEO, Ross Parkhill, expressed pride in being the first recipient of a direct license from the GCB, highlighting the endorsement of their commitment to excellence and responsible gaming. He said, that receiving this direct license is not just a privilege but also a thrilling endorsement of their dedication to excellence and responsible gaming. He conveyed full support for Curacao’s enhanced regulatory processes, acknowledging the added value and prestige it brings to their license. He eagerly anticipates building an open and communicative relationship with the GCB, ensuring a compliant and vibrant future for online gaming.

The GCB extended hearty congratulations to White Star BV and the three recipients of the Digital Seals. The board anticipates a continued partnership that will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of online gambling in Curacao.

This historic milestone marks a transformative period for Curacao’s gambling sector, with the GCB looking ahead to a future shaped by compliance, excellence, and responsible gaming.