This is a picture of Emerald Casino at Curacao Marriott Beach Resort, one of the bigger Curacao casino resort. You can read about casino gambling laws, licensing and taxation of online casinos, and you can find a list of Curacao casinos and licensed, legally operating online casinos, which accept players from the country on this page.
Curacao online casinos

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Curacao (officially the Country of Curaçao, a Caribbean offshore tax haven, independent only since 2010 ,a constituent country of the Kingdom of Netherlands, probably the biggest online gambling hub in the world). Find out which are the best casinos and online casino sites in Curacao, or learn more about the legal status, taxation, age requirement and licensing of casino gambling in the country.

 

Online casinos in Curaçao

Legal status of online casino gambling: legal, requires a licence from the Curaçao Gaming Control Board

 

Online casino gambling is legal in Curacao since 1993 (but e-gaming licenses are only issued since 1996) according to the the National Ordinance on Offshore Games of Hazard (Landsverordening buitengaatse hazardspelen 1993)*.

In fact, Curacao was among the Caribbean offshore tax havens (alongside: Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, Aruba), which were the first countries to legalise online casinos in the 90s, and were the first to issue licenses to international operators, back in 1996. Online casino operators must obtain a licence from the Curacao Gambling Control Board to be able to offer their services legally within and in Curacao (accepting local residents is also possible, but the company needs special permission from the Curaçao Gaming Control Board).

Curacao is a constituent country of the Kingdom of Netherlands since 2010, and has the right to legislate for itself, and thereby to create its own gambling laws.  However, recently, the Netherlands, using a recent bailout, due to the COVID-19, started pressuring the island country to have more of a control over how they handle offshore online gambling licensing, and how, and what the hundreds of licensed platforms can do (details are below in the licensing section).

Even though Curacao has been offering online casino licences for over 20 years, Curacaoan online casinos were not seen as exceptionally reliable (UPDATE 2021: prior to 2021, this is changing for the better, and right now, the Curacao license is the best possible Caribbean license a company can get, all in all). Additionally, the the environment is very laissez faire and pro business, this, coupled with low taxation (4% effective tax rate for online casinos from 2021, e.g.: for context, compare to to a typical 30%+ crippling effective tax rate for a European company, which doesn’t even include taxes on wages…) makes it ideal for online gambling companies, especially those who are starting out. Still, there is a lot more work to be done, but they are on the right track, time will tell.

/Comment: The truth is, without offshore licensing hubs, the online gambling industry would only consist of state owned lottery operators, who operate with a special, lower tax, have a special status, regular laws don’t apply to them, and many of them already do more than lottery (usually sports betting, a few of them already have online casinos too, and e.g.: in Canada, they operate casinos too) + corrupt private companies with connections to politicians, lawmakers and the 1%. Therefore, whenever you hear criticism of offshore casinos, keep in mind, it’s because the governments, specifically those who have their hand in the pot, want a bigger slice of the pie… Don’ t be fooled, the are just as bad as those, whom they criticize. It’s a rotten world, both sides are bad, the only question is, who is the worse, and that’s up to you to decide…./

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Curaçao?

Yes, the laws discussed here only apply to residents of the country, if you are a tourist (or a non-citizen expat, or illegal), you can play online freely while enjoying your vacation.

 

Online casino licensing and regulatory body of Curacao:

Curacao, along with the other Caribbean tax havens, were among the first countries in the world to regulate online gambling and issue internet gambling, specifically online casino licenses (they were barely regulated, minimal if any oversight, bad reputation, lots of scandals, some haven’t improved since, but Curacao is improving). The Curacao gaming licensing authority has been issuing online gambling licences since 1996. Online gambling sites who wish to have their services available in Curacao must apply for an online gambling licence. A licence covers games of chance, games of skill (e.g. poker), sports betting and other forms of betting, online and offline. Whether, you want to establish a land-based gambling establishment or some kind of online betting, wagering platform, you need to contact the Curaçao Gaming Control Board, which will help you get in touch with a master license holder. There is no separate online casino license.

There are two different kinds of license: the master license, and the sub-license. The Minister of Justice has sole discretionary power to issue master licenses (it’s not easy to get, it’s pretty much invitation only, for VIP companies with a lot of money, and a long presence in the country, there are only 4 master license holders). Both master licenses and sub-licenses allow the holder to conduct all kinds of gambling activities, but the key difference is that master licenses also allow the holder to issue sub-licenses (of which there are hundreds).

The following are the minimum requirements for a licence regardless of the type:

 

The fees for a master gambling license in Curacao are still very low: 60,000 ANG (or about $34,000) setup fee and then 10,000 ANG (about $5,600) per month for the first two years. After that, the operator can negotiate with the government of Curacao for fees going forward.

The 4 master license holders are:

 

The sub license fees depend on the master license holder, but are generally very low. Licensed online casinos can not accept players from Belize, UK, USA and several EU countries like Germany and the Netherlands. And they also cannot accept players from jurisdictions where no form of online gambling is permitted e.g. Brunei, UAE, North Korea, Lebanon.

Players from Curacao: Accepting local residents is also possible (unlike in most other Caribbean licensing hubs), but the turnover generated through trading with, or providing services to residents of Curaçao may not exceed 25% of the turnover, per item. If business is conducted with residents of Curaçao, the company has to file a request with the Curaçao Gaming Control Board. If permission is granted, the company will receive a list of conditions that will have to be met.

Licensed companies can also accept deposits, and pay out winnings in cryptocurrencies.

 

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Taxation of online casino sites in Curacao: Curacao is a pro-business tax haven, therefore, the corporate tax is 2%, and gambling companies only pay a 2% tax on net profits (from 2021 onward, at the time of writing this is not yet implemented, but it should be, sometime in 2021).

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings in Curacao: not taxable

 

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Age requirement of online casinos in Curacao: 18+

 

Sources, main pieces of online casino gambling legislation:

*National Ordinance on Offshore Games of Hazard (Landsverordening buitengaatse hazardspelen 1993)

 

Online casinos accepting players from Curaçao

The following online gambling websites accept players from Curaçao:

 

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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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Wagering limitation:
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  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
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  • 10% - Video Poker
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USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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Wagering limitation:
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  • Slots wagering allowed.
  • Slots wagering participation 100%.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
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  • Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
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BGO

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US players can not register.
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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
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  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
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Horses7.5 points for every $10 wagered8x4x-6.7x
Slots2 points for every $10 wagered30x15x-25x
Table1 point for every $10 wagered60x30x-50x
Video Poker1.5 points for every $10 wagered40x20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
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The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
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Wagering limitation:
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Betsson Casino and Sports Book

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North American players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
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Land-based casinos in Curacao

Legal status of casino gambling establishments: legal, requires a licence from the Curaçao Gaming Control Board

 

Just like online casino gambling, land-based casinos are legal and regulated in Curacao. In fact, the island of Curacao is a popular tourist destinations among Americans who also like to visit casinos while on vacation. Tourism accounts for a significant part of Curacao’s GDP, about 20%* (not as much as most Caribbean islands actually, but still very significant), and tourism is boosted by the presence of the casinos (quite a lot actually, for a country of only 158 K people), namely 10 casinos, and about 5 slot halls, 15 gaming venues all together, UPDATE COVID-19: down from about 20 gambling establishments, before the coronavirus (to put it into context, in comparison, a similarly sized, not offshore, not frequented by tourists, regular country with regular taxation, has 1 or 2 casinos + 2-3 slot halls max).

All casino operators must apply for a licence at the Curacao Gaming Control Board in order to operate a casino legally (details are below). Casinos in Curacao are operated as part of a larger hotel complex, which is logical, seeing as tourists constitute the main player base (it’s also mandatory, by law, although, some casinos are only “technically attached” to a hotel, but not physically, will see it on the list below, if it’s not physically possible to put a casino inside or right next to the casino, at least, that’s the official explanation…).

The main pieces of gambling legislation relevant to casinos, land-based gambling establishments are the GCB-Guideline Responsible Gaming 2012**, the GCB-license regulation on Sports Betting  2013***, the Regulations for Live Bingo Operations 2016****, and the Regulations for Card Games  2016***** (as you can see, the tendency is for more and better regulation over the years, unlike in the other Caribbean licensing hubs, this is why I consider their gambling licenses to be best you can get in the Caribbean).

Additionally, in accordance with the casino licence conditions, as declared by the Gaming Control Board, all land-based casinos must be attached to a hotel or hotel complex and be “focused on the international market for tourism”.******

The capital of Curacao, Willemstad has the most gambling opportunities on the island (10 of the 15 gambling establishments are located there). The largest casino in Curacao is the Carnaval Casino at Renessaince Resort. Carnaval Casino has more than 300 gaming machines available, and offers several table games as well, such as poker, blackjack and roulette, details can be found below. And even though Carnaval Casino is not small, the others, on average, are on the smaller side, especially compared to US casinos (which are usually 3-4x as big).

 

Sources, main pieces of brick & mortar, offline casino legislation:

*GDP contribution of tourism of Curaçao from 2015 to 201
**GCB-Guideline Responsible Gaming | July 2012
***GCB-license regulation on Sports Betting | December 2013
****Regulations for Live Bingo Operations | March 2016
*****Regulations for Card Games | March 2016
******Casino licence condition (Gaming Control Board Curacao)

 

Can locals visit the casinos in Curacao?

Although the casinos are mainly aimed at tourists, locals may also enter and play at casinos in Curacao. There are currently about a dozen casinos in operation on the island. This is considered by many to be an oversupply of casinos, and there are often casinos for sale in Curacao.

 

Casino licensing and regulatory body of Curacao:

Whether, you want to establish a land-based gambling establishment or some kind of online betting, wagering platform, you need to contact the Curaçao Gaming Control Board. The details were already discussed above at the online casino segment, check that section above, the same applies to land-based casinos too.

 

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Taxation of casinos in Curacao: Curacao is a pro-business tax haven, therefore, the corporate tax is 2%, and gambling companies only pay a 2% tax on net profits (the 2% only applies to online gambling companies, offline only wagering is not taxed with an extra gambling tax).

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings in Curacao: not taxable

 

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Age requirement of casino venues in Curacao: 18+

 

List of the TOP 5 best and biggest casinos in Curacao

1., Carnaval Casino at the Renaissance Resort
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Carnaval Casino

Carnaval Casino, address: Baden Powellweg 1, Willemstad

Renaissance Curacao Resort houses the currently biggest casino of the island, the 11,000 square feet Wind Creek Carnival Casino. Just like most casinos in the country, this is also located in Willemstad, the capital of the Country of Curacao.

 

Games: around 300 gaming machines (slots+video poker), around 12 tables (roulette, blackjack, 6 poker tables- Three Card Poker and Caribbean Stud)

 

Video of Wind Creek Carnival Casino:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets very good reviews, 4.5/5, on reviews sites, one of the best reviewed casino In Curacao

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

2., Princess Casino at Sunscape Resort & Spa
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Princess Casino

Princess Casino, address: Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard # 78, Willemstad Curacao

Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino boasts one of the largest and most visited casinos on the island of Curaçao, the Princess Casino.

Games: around 300 gaming machines (slots+video poker, $0.05 – $1.00 minimum bets), around 12 tables (3 American Roulette, 4 blackjack, 2 Caribbean Stud Poker + 3 additional poker tables)

The casino has a VIP room.

 

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Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. (Sunday-Thursday), and 10 a.m.to 4 a.m. (Friday & Saturday)

Table games are open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. and Friday & Saturday from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the reviews barely mention the casino, and focus on the hotel, resort and other amenities instead, therefore, a meta review analysis is not possible

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

3., San Marco Hotel & Casino
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San Marco Hotel & Casino

San Marco Hotel & Casino, address: Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard # 78, Willemstad Curacao

This gambling establishment is located in the capital, is at least 10 years old (probably open since 1997, but difficult to find reliable sources) and the hotel, in which it is located, has very good reviews (the hotel is even older, open since 1959). Despite this, it doesn’t have that much info online (no webpage, just a neglected social media page with barely any info, and weird spammy links). Therefore, all the info here is from secondary sources, reviews, forum posts, social media posts. Because of this, I can not guarantee the accuracy of the information below.

 

Games: around 200 slots, around 5 tables (roulette, poker and black jack tables)

 

Video of San Marco Casino & Hotel:

There are no videos of the casino online, if you know of any (preferably an embeddable video) please drop a link to it at  in the comments section, the bottom of the page.

 

Opening hours: 10:00am to 2:00am, daily

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the reviews barely mention the casino, and focus on the hotel, resort and other amenities instead (which has pretty good reviews), therefore, a meta review analysis is not possible

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

4., Dreams Curaçao Resort Spa & Casino
This is a picture of the private beach of Dreams Curaçao Resort Spa & Casino. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Dreams Curaçao Resort Spa & Casino

Dreams Curaçao Resort Spa & Casino, address: 78 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, Willemstad

Formerly Hilton Curacao Casino, renamed i n2019, in operation since 1967. This resort is the physical representation of the words “paradise” and “vacation”. The most beautiful resort of the island (and the most expensive too). They also have a casino, but just like many luxury resorts, in order to appear family friendly, they don’t have any info about their casino on their website (barely even mentioned). What little info there is, is from secondary sources (reviews, social media posts, casino directories, listing websites). I hope the information is accurate, but as always, without an official source, I can not guarantee it.

 

Games: around 200 slots, around 10 tables (blackjack, American Roulette, Caribbean Stud Poker)

Large casino with two bars, a bingo hall, the only poker room in Curaçao and the only sportsbook with live betting.

 

Video of Dreams Curaçao Resort Spa & Casino:

The video sadly does not show the casino, there are no videos of the casino online, only of the resort and hotel. If you know of a video about the casino (preferably an embeddable video) please drop a link to it in the comments section.

 

Opening hours: Friday to Sunday 10am – 4am, otherwise 10am – 3am

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the reviews barely mention the casino, and focus on the hotel, resort and other amenities instead (which has pretty good reviews), therefore, a meta review analysis is not possible

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

5., Hill Ross Casino at Trupial Inn Hotel
This is a picture of the front entrance of Trupial Inn Hotel, where Hill Ross Casino is located, the fifth best casino of Curacao. This is the firth and final element of this list of the TOP 5 best and biggest casinos in the Country of Curacao. You can find the other elements on this list above this casino. To the right of the picture, you can read more about this casino.
Hill Ross Casino

Hill Ross Casino, address: 5 Groot Davelaarweg, Willemstad

Hill Ross Casino is located within the Trupial Inn Hotel (which is a gorgeous, but smaller, and more affordable place to stay, a great alternative to all the big hotel chains o nthe island).

“Hill Ross Casino is the coziest casino on the island with free drinks on the house while you play.” – according to their official website.

Live entertainment on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.

 

Games: around 100 slots, around 5 tables (black jack, poker and roulette)

 

Video of Hill Ross Casino:

This is a pretty bad video, I know. But this is the best I could find. If you know of a video that features the casino, please drop a link to it in the comments section (preferably an embeddable video, but anything’s fine).

 

Opening hours: Open daily from 10:00 am. till 4:00 am.

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino has good reviews, 3.5/5, no major problems, but the machines are older and some doesn’t work, some say the staff is “unfreindly, looks miserable and overworked” but that’s all, most reviews focus on the hotels, and barely mention the casino

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

 

The following casinos were on the list previously, but are now closed, mostly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting decrease in tourism, but some went bankrupt even earlier:

 

 

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos in Curacao

Cryptocurrencies (e.g.: bitcoin, litecoin, etheruem) are not specifically regulated in Curacao. None of the land-based casinos accept crypto, at least according to their official websites (if you know of a casino that accepts cryptocurrency in Curacao, please leave a message in the comments section).

Curacao also hosts multiple bitcoin gambling sites including a Bitcoin sports betting site, BetVIP and at least one bitcoin casino: bitcasino.io. Which means, the Curaçao Gaming Control Board has no issues with crypto usage, which makes it de facto legal but not specifically regulated.

 

Other forms of online gambling in Curacao

The legal status of various forms of online gambling in Curacao is practically the same as that of online casinos. This is due to the fact that there is no specific licence for the different forms of online gambling. All of these forms are covered by a single licensing system.

Online gambling operators must apply for a licence from the Curaçao Gaming Control Board if they wish to receive a master licence. Master licences cover all forms of online gambling, including: online poker, online bingo and, of course, online casinos. Companies with a master gambling licence may also issue sublicences to other operators.

Curacao has a national lottery, the Landsloterij, previously known as the lottery of the Netherlands Antilles. However, the national lottery of Curacao does not sell lottery tickets online. Lottery is a national monopoly in Curacao (selling lottery tickets in Curacao is a monopoly, but selling lottery tickets online, with a license from Curacao is okay, due to this, there are multiple licensed online lotteries licensed here).

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from Curaçao:

Black Lotus Casino

This is Black Lotus Casino's animated GIF banner advertising their new slot and their free spins and casino match bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play.
Black Lotus Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 40 free spins on BIG GAME. Use the code: SAFARI54
OR:
  • Get 250% match bonus, up to $2500. Use the code: SAFARI250
  These are only available to new players. Returning players get daily, exclusive bonuses and other rewards. It changes daily, check the casinos's page for info, the are usually very good, also they have cashback almost each month, so even if you lose, you will get some of it back, usually 10%, but sometimes more.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All offers are available in USD$, C$, Euro €, NOK, SEK, DKK. * Bitcoin is accepted as a deposit currency. * Visa and Master Card Deposits are accepted. * Minimum withdrawal of $100. * 60X wagering on all bonuses. * Maximum withdrawal of $100 on all Free Spin or Free Bonus offers. * A minimum $20 deposit is required to process a withdrawal. * Maximum withdrawal of $1000 on Match bonuses from 101% or greater * All offers are available for 1 claim per IP. * Offers valid till end of April 2022   Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else
 

RichPrize Casino

This is RichPrize Casino's animated GIF banner advertising their new exclusive games and their free spins and casino bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play.
RichPrize Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
  • 100% match bonus, up to $400 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  OR:
  • Confirm email or phone, apply code: LADYDAY, make deposit from 21 to 400 EUR/USD and receive 88% + 88 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
  OR:
  • Confirm email or phone, apply code: WEST100 make deposit pf at least 21 EUR/USD and receive 100 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
  Returning players usually get 25% - 33% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 30% of your money back (returning players only).

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: Bonus wagering x40 applied.
  • Free spins wagering x40 applied.
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Slots wagering allowed.
  • Slots wagering participation 100%.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • Betting Games wagering not allowed.
  • Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
  • Player can cancel bonus at any time. Please note: Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation.
 

 

BGO

This is the current 2021 animated gif banner of bgo, next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with 1000+ casino games, live dealers, virtual sports betting and bingo. On the banner you can read the current bonuses., promotions, codes and offer, and player protection info, and terms and conditions. Under the banner you can read the details terms and conditions and wagering requirements, playthrough requirements. The banner is a link, by clicking on it, you will be taken to the gambling platforms's site, where you can register and play.
BGO casino banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by BGO casino. You can read these offers below.
US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins
  Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

GTbets bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking o nit you will be taken to the gambling website.
GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10)Sign Up Bonus PlaythroughReload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports5 points for every $10 wagered12x6x-10x
(Baseball)2 points for every $10 wagered30x15x-25x
Horses7.5 points for every $10 wagered8x4x-6.7x
Slots2 points for every $10 wagered30x15x-25x
Table1 point for every $10 wagered60x30x-50x
Video Poker1.5 points for every $10 wagered40x20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
   

Bet Online Casino and Sportsbook + Poker

Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently.
Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code: BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 100% match poker bonus, a minimum deposit of $50 using code NEWBOL
  For returning players: Fund your BetOnline account via cryptocurrency and earn a 35% Reload Bonus on EVERY qualifying deposit. To claim your extra 35%, simply use code: CRYPTO35 Earn a 25% Bonus up to $250 on every qualifying reload you make 24/7/365. Just use promo code: LIFEBONUS when you deposit as little as $50 and the extra 25% will be added to your sports bankroll instantly

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

This is a gif animated banner displaying the casino + poker platform + online sports book Betsson's various current 2021 promotions. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, their terms and conditions, paythrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to Betsson's internet platform ,where you can register an account.
European casino & sportsbook & poker, all in one
North American players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any online casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

 

This article supplements the general guide to the legal status of gambling in Curacao.

 

Simon’s Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in Curacao is part of Simon’s Online Casino Guide.

 

Last updated: 2021-04-20

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Simon's Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in Curacao
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A guide to the legal status, licensing of gambling establishments and online wagering platforms in Curacao, including a description of the taxation system, age requirements,licensing, address, opening hours, dress code, entrance fee etc..
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