Curacao Webhosting - Online gambling server hosting

Friday, 9 October 2015

Cloud systems for Curacao Businesses

Got the cash, need a reliable system?

Some of our customers have businesses that are doing incredibly well. And at some point in time they may wish to invest in their own independent systems. 

The following is a system we have built and manage for a number of customers:
  1. 1 X SAN
  2. 4 X Hypervisors
  3. Management system
  4. Switch

What we do for our customers is to virtualize the environment allowing them the ability to build game servers and management servers on the available resources. This separates the concerns of the business and opens up the door for rapid deployment.

Everything is automatically backed up and should a server crash (due to human error) it can be back up and running in minutes.

Another nice thing that can be done for development companies is to clone environments. Much like you would have a basic code foundation for new software, we have basic environments for game servers saving months of setup time.

The possibilities are endless.

For a gambling or financial services company, this system is as solid as they come.

Get in touch if you are looking for a company to build and manage your Curacao based hosting environment.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

My favourite VPS server setup

What VPS to use?

As a software developer and an e-commerce entrepreneur, I have over the years developed my favourite server setup.

I thought I would share this with our customers:
  1. OS: Ubuntu 14.04
  2. Disk space: 20 GIG
  3. CPU: 1
  4. RAM: 1
  5. Remote hands
  6. Backups: Monthly, weekly daily


I like the Ubuntu linux distribution as it is simple to use, it is well documented and lovingly supported by the open source community. I have used other distributions and this is the only one I find easy to use.

Disk space

When starting a new project, generally I do not need more than 20 gig. A VPS is scalable so it is easy to add space as and when it is needed and at 50c per gig, it does not break the bank.


Rule of thumb, as per disk space, start with what you need. It can always be upgraded at a later date.

Remote hands

Remote hands is pretty much an account on our cloud, it gives you access to your VPS server. When you email into support to have your server rebooted. We are doing what you could be doing. So get rid of the middle man.


This is not a zip of your server, this is an image or a snapshot of the state of your server at a given time. If for instance you do something really stupid, you can quickly restore a previous backup which takes less than a couple of minutes. Its $35 bucks per month - which is worth every penny considering the hours you may need to spend to fix/restore a self inflicted problem.

That is my recommendation for VPS servers on the Curacao Cloud!

Order your new VPS here!

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Host your BitCoin Casino in Curacao

As alternative currencies become the norm in todays online gambling world, so the right place to host your bitcoin casino becomes quite important.

A Casino, regardless of the currency used, is still a Casino and you may find yourself on the wrong side of the law should you host your business in an unfriendly jurisdiction.

Horror stories of servers being confiscated by trigger happy feds are quite common when it comes to those that innocently did not know any better...

So don't get caught with your pants down!

Fortunately for you, we have the solution:

We offer Gambling Hosting to BitCoin / LyteCoin and other crypto currency type casino's from the island of Curacao and have enough experience and knowledge to ensure that your business stays online.

Curacao is a Gambling Friendly jurisdiction and we deal with many emerging crypto casino's.

Our solutions are affordable and pretty decent in terms of access to the outside world.

In terms of costs, we are able to accommodate you no matter what your needs.

For more information, contact us today!

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Online gambling - Jurisdictions - France

France gambling licenses

Paris, its capital, is known worldwide for its couture fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its sophisticated cuisine and its wines. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the immense Palace of Versailles are testaments to its long history.­­­

Corporate tax: 33%
Gambling tax: Sports betting 8,5%, Poker 2%

Who manages E-Gambling in France?
Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL)

France came under a lot of pressure from the EC to adjust their online gambling restrictions, which forced them to amend and legalize onine gambling in a bid to better regulate it.

Even though the new law opened up France’s online gaming market to foreign operators, it came with restrictions. Only limited types of online gaming would be available to the operators, and the established French operators were to get preferential treatment.

French players are cut off from the international poker scene, which means when you play on a licensed French poker site, you only play with people who are located in France. This has caused liquidity problems for licensed sites as they find it difficult to keep the games running with a limited player pool.

Security Requirements / Indemnity for Player Deposits:
All licensees must adopt an IT system known as “Frontal.” All customers’ data and information runs through here and is stored in an access-safe box that only ARJEL can access.

Licence Fee:
One type of license with the annual fee based on the amount of licenses issued.
€20,000 for one license
€30,000 for two
€40,000 for three.

Licence Length:
5 years

Reporting Requirements to Regulators:
All licensees are required to submit a certification issued by a third party, accredited by ARJEL, once a year.

Anti-Money Laundering Policy:
All operators must comply with AML legislation in force.

Country Restrictions:
Players must have the option to self-exclude from play and to limit how much they can gamble, and links to problem-gambling resources must be displayed on the site in a prominent position.

Contact Details:
Autorité de Régulation des Jeux En Ligne
99-101 rue Leblanc
France 75015

Email: contact@arjel.fe
General Information: +33 1 57 13 13 00

Online casinos licensed in France:
bwin France
2 Party
3 Winamax

Online gambling - jurisdictions - Estonia

Estonia gambling licenses

Estonia, a country in Northern Europe which faces the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland. Including more than 1,500 islands, its diverse terrain consists of rocky beaches, old-growth forest and many lakes. Formerly part of the Soviet Union, it's dotted with castles, churches and hilltop fortresses. The capital, Tallinn, is known for its preserved Old Town, museums and the 314m-high Tallinn TV Tower’s observation deck.

Corporate tax: 20%
Gambling tax: 5%

Who manages E-Gambling in Estonia?
The Estonian Tax and Customs Board

Online gambling has been legalized in Estonia since 2010 for local operators, and since 2011 for foreign ones. Even before that, the state-run sportsbook, called Spordiennustus, offered the first online gambling facilities in Estonia in 2004.

Though when it comes to casino-style online gambling in Estonia, players must turn to sites hosted in other countries. There are a few international offshore internet gambling sites that offer services in Estonian. Most people looking for Estonian online gambling must turn to sites in English, German, or other major languages.

Olympic Entertainment Group was the first land-based operator issued an online gaming license. Olympic opted for Playtech as its partner and offered more than 150 casino games including online poker.

Minimum Share Capital for an iGaming Company:
€1 million

Licence Fee:
A state fee shall be paid for the review of an application for activity licence:
EUR 47, 934 for the organisation of a game of chance;
EUR 31,956 for the organisation of a game of skill;
EUR 3,196. for the organisation of a totalizator.

Licence Length:
5 years

Software Testing Requirements:
The server where the software is stored must contain the data of registration, identification and verification of the players age.

Reporting Requirements to Regulators:
Must consider the connection of its recordkeeping to the system of the Tax and Custom Board.

Anti-Money Laundering Policy:
All operators must comply with AML legislation in force.

Country Restrictions:
Players must be over 21 years of age

Contact Details:
Ministry of Finance of Estonia
Suur-Ameerika 1
Estonia 15006

Fax: +372 696 6810
General Information: +372 611 3558

Online casinos licensed in Estonia:

Online gambling - jurisdictions - Denmark

Denmark gambling licenses

Denmark has historically taken a progressive stance on environmental preservation; in 1971 Denmark established a Ministry of Environment and was the first country in the world to implement an environmental law in 1973. Denmark is home to Carlsberg and its famous slogan, 'probably the best beer in the world', and having been ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world. Another of its famous brands, Lego, which is a household item when you were or have a kid.

Corporate tax: 28%
Gambling tax: 20%

Who manages E-Gambling in Denmark?
The Danish Gambling Authority

Danske Spil used to have majority rights to online gambling licenses, though the state still holds exclusive rights to animal races and games based on pure luck.

The Danish government is extremely strict on advertisement and handing out licenses.

Minimum Share Capital for an iGaming Company:
No minimal share capital

Licence Fee:
€36,000 per license, with a dual license application fee of €51,000 and an annual licensing fee ranging from €7,000 to €200,000, based on gross win.

Licence Length:
One Year

Software Testing Requirements:
NemID is a Danish Technical solution that lives up to OCES-standard encryption, which is used to register and log in every time on a gambling website.

Anti-Money Laundering Policy:
Danish license holders may only receive payment into a gambling account from a payment service that provides these services legally in Denmark in accordance with Danish payment services and Electronic Money Act.

Contact Details:
Spillemyndigheden (National Gaming Authority of Denmark)
Helgeshøj Allé 9
Denmark 2630

Fax: +45 43 58 73 03
General Information: +45 72 22 18 18

Online casinos licensed in Denmark:
Betway Denmark
Ladbrokes Denmark
Luna Casino DK
Maria Denmark
NordicBet Denmark
Party Poker.da
PlayMillion Casino
Simba Games DK

Online gambling - jurisdictions - Dominica

Dominica gambling licenses

Dominica was first colonised by the Spanish, then colonised by the French and British before finally obtaining independence in 1978. Dominica has been nicknamed the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean for its unspoiled natural beauty. It is the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles, still being formed by geothermal-volcanic activity, as evidenced by the world's second-largest hot spring, Boiling Lake. Christopher Columbus named the island after the day of the week on which he spotted it: Sunday (dies Dominica in Latin).

Corporate Tax: 28%
Gambling Tax: TBA

Who manages E-Gambling in Dominica?
International Business Company (IBC) Act of Dominica 1996.

Dominica offers one of the world’s most advanced fibre optics and satellite facilities, providing immediate and easy telecommunications. Customs duty are exempted for imports needed to carry out online gaming activities. Offshore companies, such as online gaming companies, are not subject to foreign exchange control, but all licensed Internet gaming companies must have a local office and local address and must appoint a Dominican resident as the registered agent.

Minimum Share Capital for an iGaming Company:

Licence Fee:
There is an application fee of USD $15,000 for the first application and USD $10,000 for each additional application. Licensees must pay an annual license fee of USD $75,000, or alternatively an annual license fee of the greater of USD $50,000 or 5% of their gross revenue. Capital of at least USD $500,000 is required, of which USD $100,000 must be in Dominican government bonds.

Licence Length:
One year

Software Testing Requirements:
Licensees must submit a certificate from an independent testing laboratory assuring fairness of the games offered and attesting that there are reliable controls in place to curb problem gambling prevent access to minors and citizens of Dominica.

Reporting Requirements to Regulators:
The operator's books of accounts shall be open to inspection.

Anti-Money Laundering Policy:
All operators must comply with AML legislation in force.

Country Restrictions:
No minors or citizens of Dominica.

Contact Details:
Ministry of Finance International Business Unit
Ministry of Finance, Industry and Planning
Kennedy Avenue

Fax: (767) 448-0406
Fax: (767) 448-0054
General Information: (767) 448-2401 Ext. 3158

Online casinos licensed in Dominica:
World Wide Wagering