The Kahnawake Gaming Commission

The licensing jurisdiction of Kahnawake is located in the Mohawk territory of Quebec Canada. The territory is a First Nations reserve about 48.05 square kilometers in area. There are several other territories that are part of the Mohawk Nation and Kahnawake is one of those territories. When the gambling industry went online the Kahnawake territory was one of the first jurisdictions to realize the huge economic potential of the online gambling industry. Today the territory is home to the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. The commission provides licenses to online bingo sites, sports books, poker sites and other online casinos. The Kahnawake gaming commission has set stringent regulations for online gambling sites licensed by the territory.

The Kahnawake gaming commission was launched in 1996 just as the popularity of online gambling was rapidly increasing. The establishment of the commission became possible after the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake passed the Kahnawake Gaming Law (MCR No. 26 / 1996-97). In July of 1999 the Kahnawake commission enacted internet gambling regulations that all licensees must adhere to. Since 1999 the Kahnawake gaming commission has been licensing online gaming sites from around the world. The Kahnawake Gaming Commission grants gaming licenses to organizations that provide online gaming services and the commission has also licensed three brick and mortar poker rooms located in the Kahnawake territory. Currently the commission has provided licenses to 50 internet gambling operators representing 250 online gambling sites including online bingo.

The Kahnawake Gaming Commission has three members who serve two year terms. Commission members are appointed by the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake which governs the commission. The Kahnawake Gaming Commission issues four types of gaming licenses. The types of licenses are;
1.    Interactive Gaming License (IGC)
2.    Client Provider Authorization (CPA)
3.    Secondary Client Provider Authorization (Secondary CPA)
4.    Key Person License (KPL)
Applicants for a Kahnawake gaming license must pay an initial fee of $25,000 for a Client Provider Authorization license. There is an application fee of $5,000 for each Key Person License. If the commission rejects the license the fees are refundable. The commission also issues a poker room license to poker rooms operating on Mohawk territory. The Kahnawake Gaming Commission works with other regulatory bodies. The Kahnawake Gaming Commission has cooperated with the Financial Services Regulatory Commission of Antigua and Barbuda since 2005. The commission has a similar agreement with the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of the Government of Malta. The commission has very high standards and players at sites licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission can be assured of fair and honest games.

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