Kahnawake is an Indian Mohawk reserve located in the province of Quebec. Its territory is only 48 square kilometers, and it is home to about 8000 inhabitants. Its government does not depend on Canada, so the laws relating to gambling are also different. Kahnawake is the only regulator in North America dealing with online gambling licensing.
Kahnawake Gaming Commission was established on June 10, 1996, and since July 8, 1999 the Commission is constantly engaged in licensing and regulation of online gambling. At the moment, the list of their licensees includes more than 50 companies engaged in gambling, which operate more than 250 sites.
Online gambling companies mainly rely on the reputation and stability of the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, which issues gaming licenses valid for two years. The profits generated by Kahnawake Gaming Commission contribute to the financial support of native Americans. This regulatory body is very active and often performs checks and various tests to ensure the integrity and fairness of the game. Therefore, gaming establishments that are licensed by Kahnawake Gaming Commission are usually very reliable and professional.
Both land-based casinos and online gaming sites hosted in Kahnawake territory Are regulated by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. The Commission offers four types of licenses:
- Interactive Gaming Licenses - allows the company to provide Internet services to authorized client providers located in the same location.
- Client Provider authorization - allows you to perform game operations from a shared location managed by the owner of an interactive game license.
- Inter-Judicial authorization - allows interactive games on the part of the co-location owned by the holder of the interactive gaming license.
- Key Person Permit - required by employees, or interactive gaming license holders, or licensee's authorized vendors to provide management or operational functions.
Kahnawake Gaming Commission also deals with disputes arising between players and the casino. Any complaints about the gaming site licensed and regulated by the Commission must be made in writing to KGC at the postal address, Fax number, telephone or email address listed on the site. The Commission is obliged to respond to all complaints in a timely manner. Every effort will be made to make appropriate decisions regarding disputes between applicants and licensees.
Please note: if your complaint has been previously reviewed by another jurisdiction, or you initiate discussion of your complaint in any public forum, or you report information about your complaint to the media, then you jeopardize the KGC's ability to help you. In any of these situations, the gambling Commission reserves the right to immediately cease its investigation and efforts to resolve a player's complaint.
Regulator licensed casinos
Many well-known online gambling companies are licensed in Kahnawake. These include:
- Jackpot Facorty Group,
- Casino Rewards Group,
- Intertops Casino,
- Piggs Peak,
and many others. The full list can be found on the Kahnawake Gaming Commission website.