Jurisdiction

Gambling activities became legal in Estonia in the period 1994-1995 when the first Lottery Act and the first Gambling Act came into effect. Today, the online casino industry is regulated by the Gambling Act of 2008.

In general, the market became open to offshore operators in 2011, and Estonia required the operators’ servers to be located in the country. However, in 2012, Estonia allowed operators to locate servers in other places as well.

Requirements to get an online gambling license in Estonia

In order to start an online gaming business in Estonia, the operator must obtain two licenses:

  • activity license: certifies that the operator is reliable and complies with the requirements;
  • operating license: allows organizing any kind of gambling activities.

To get an operating permit for remote gambling, operators should submit:

  • personal details;
  • server location address;
  • the name and position of the contact person of the gambling operator;
  • the date of state fee payment;
  • details about the gaming equipment;
  • the rules of games;
  • overview of the security measures;
  • independent expert assessment on the compliance of the software;
  • bank certificate of opening an account;
  • business plan with financial statements.

Costs of Estonian online gambling license

License fee for games of chance

€47,940

License fee for games of skill

€31,960

Totalisator license fee

€3,200

State fee for reviewing gambling operating permit

€3,200

State fee for reviewing lottery operating permit

€640

Online casinos should pay 5% tax from net income while lottery organizers pay 18% from the income.

Advantages of Estonian online casino license

An Estonian gaming license offers the following benefits to operators:

  • relatively low taxes;
  • licenses are valid for 20 years;
  • entry into the European market.

Getting a gaming license can be easier with Slotegrator. The company offers consultations on legal issues, helps to prepare all necessary documents and register a business to obtain a reliable gaming license.