Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement


Current tasks GCB

The Curaçao Gaming Control Board is currently charged with the following tasks:

1. regulator for the Curaçao land-based casino industry;

2. grant, amend, revoke and suspend the licenses related to the lottery industry, as well as those for the charitable bingo and ‘bon ku ne’ activities;

3. licensing for and the supervision of the Curaçao online gaming sector;

4. AML/CFT supervision for the entire gaming industry operating in and from Curaçao.

When does the GCB process personal data?

Under Curacao law, the protection of personal data is regulated in the Landsverordening bescherming persoonsgegevens (LBP) and, when applicable, the General Data Protection Regulation.

The GCB processes all personal data as may be required to effectively carry out its tasks. Personal data is data that tells something about you or that can be associated with you, such as your name, e-mail or mailing address, or any documentation you may choose to submit to the GCB as a complainant, permit applicant, job applicant, or otherwise.

The GCB handles personal data with care. The GCB only processes personal data if there is a legitimate basis for this. This includes the fulfillment of a legal obligation, if the data subject gives permission or when the processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest. The GCB may collect and process personal information to be able to carry out its regulatory, licensing and enforcement functions.

Sharing of personal data with third parties

The GCB observes the greatest care and restraint when it comes to providing personal data to third parties. The performance of its statutory functions may require that the GCB shares information, including personal data, with other governmental organizations, including local or foreign regulators and public prosecutors. For instance, the GCB may need to share information with other government agencies for the purposes of a criminal investigation. No data will be shared with external parties without checking the legality.

Security of personal data

We take the security of personal data seriously. We have security controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or accessed by unauthorized persons.

The process of personal data through this portal

This online gaming portal (Portal) is operated by the GCB and is intended for:

1. the application for an online gaming license pursuant to the National Ordinance on Offshore Games of Hazard (Landsverordening buitengaatse hazardspelen, P.B. 1993, no. 63) (NOOGH) by operators that wish to acquire an online gaming license directly from the Curacao Gaming Control Board (GCB), and

2. for the registration of operators that are currently offering online gaming in Curaçao on the basis of a contractual agreement with an existing license holder and that wish to acquire a Curacao online gaming license under current or future Curacao law.

Operators that want to apply for a license should submit the required forms and documentations through the Portal. Within the handling of the license application, the GCB will, among others, assess the integrity of the applicant, its ultimate beneficial owners, its holders of a qualifying interest, its statutory directors and other key persons, who are engaged in crititcal activities of the applicant, such as managing directors and compliance officers. The required information for this purpose may thus contain personal data, e.g. the names of statutory directors or other key persons of the applicant.

The possibility to register though the Portal has been created for the government to obtain a picture of the number of online gaming operators in Curaçao that are considering to apply for a license on the basis of current or future legislation. Operators that want to register themselves should submit the required information through the Portal, so that the GCB can verify that they are indeed legally established in Curacao and legitimately operating under an existing license. The required information for this purpose may contain personal data, e.g. the names of statutory directors of the operator.

Your rights

Any person about whom the GCB holds information has the right to:

  • be informed if the GCB holds personal information relating to this person;
  • request the specific purpose of the processing, and categories processed, of the personal information;
  • request access to the personal information the GCB holds about this person, in which case, and subject to applicable law, the GCB will provide this person with a copy of the information requested;
  • request the envisaged period for which the personal information will be stored by the GCB, or, if this is not possible, the criteria used to determine this period;
  • have any inaccurate data corrected or removed in certain circumstances; and
  • submit a complaint to the GCB where this person believes that the GCB has not complied with the applicable data protection laws.

The GCB may continually improve and add new functionality and features to the Portal. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law, and the changing nature of technology, the GCB’s data practices may change from time to time. If there are any changes to this privacy notice, the GCB will replace this page with an updated version. It is in your interest to check this privacy notice frequently so as to be aware of any changes which may occur from time to time.

This privacy notice was last updated on August 30, 2023.

For further information on how your personal information is used, how we maintain the security of your personal information, and your rights to access the information we hold on you, please contact us on