Guyana Gaming License_Guideline
Guyana Gaming License
Pursuant to Sections 27 and 28 of the Gambling Prevention Act, CAP. 9:02, (As amended by the Gambling Prevention (Amendment) Act No. 5 of 2007), an individual or company that proposes to establish and operate a Casino in Guyana must first obtain a Casino Premises License and a Casino Operating License from the Gaming Authority.
The Act permits the Gaming Authority to issue a License to an applicant, an associate of an applicant or licensee who qualify under the fit and proper criteria set out and described under subsection 1(a) to (e) of section 29A.
The license is regulated by the Guyana Gaming Authority
Under the Laws of Guyana Chapter 9:02 Gambling Prevention Act (Establishment of Gaming Authority) Regulations, the Gaming Authority in granting licenses to Casinos must determine whether or not the premises satisfy the minimum requirements for the granting of same.
Types of Gaming Licenses
- Casino Operator’s License
- Casino Premises License
- Casino Operator for Gambling machines (per Unit)
|Director’s Requirements||The licensee will need at least 1 (one) natural person Fit and Proper Directors and can be of any jurisdiction|
|Shareholder requirements||The licensee will need at least 1 shareholder|
|MLRO and DMLRO||The Compliance Officer must ensure the Ant Money Laundering regulations are followed and can be of any jurisdiction|
|Audited accounts||Every member shall appoint one or more qualified and experienced external auditors for its accounts for every financial year. Prior written approval by the Council will be required before appointing an auditor.|
The Premises must be specifically approved by the Board before use and comply with the following
|Minimum Capital Requirements||
The Council determines and publishes, in relation to a type of gaming or to specified circumstances, a minimum and maximum fee and gambling yield, with any fee for any band of gambling yields in between, the relevant annual fee for a licence is –
- Where a licensee wishes to renew a licence, he shall, not later than the 15th day of January in every year, make an application in the prescribed form accompanied by the prescribed fee to the Bank to renew the licence
- Every Casino Licensed applicant shall comply with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act 2009.
- Every licensee and money transfer agent shall maintain a proper account in which shall be recorded any particulars prescribed by the Bank by regulations, notices or guidelines for a period of five years after the termination of the business transaction so recorded.
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