Costa Rican Gambling License

The process of obtaining an online gambling license is complex and involves regulations. and the legal aspects of the online casino business. Online gambling licenses ensure that the operations of online casino businesses are legal. We can assist in obtaining online gambling licenses in Costa Rica.

It is permitted for businesses to conduct gambling activities from Costa Rica provided that you obtain:

  • A Costa Rican Srl
  • Register with the tax authorities - Administración Tributaria
  • A commercial license, which we can assist with from the local government authorities
  • Online Casino or Sports Book License issued by the Costa Rican Taxation Administration

Incorporation of a Costa Rican Company for gaming. The company is a Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada and has gaming authorisation in its statutes/bylaws.

Gambling License

All gambling companies must obtain an Online Casino or Sports Book License from the Costa Rican Tax Administration.

We are able to obtain this license for you, then we obtain the legal data processing license.

The requirements to obtain the license are:

  • Power of Attorney authorising us or our lawyer to process the gambling license
  • The company obtaining the license is a Costa Rican Company

Online Casinos in Costa Rica

Costa Rica online casinos are registered as technology company and not as online casinos - online casinos based on servers in Costa Rica must ensure that citizens of Costa Rica do not access your server.

In Costa Rica there is no specific gambling license to regulate online activities. Therefore online gambling corporation require a Data Processing License or more recently a Marketing License.

In order to obtain these licenses in Costa Rica the company must have an office in the territory. An office can be rented in the name of the company while obtaining the license or, permanently if required.

Business Data Processing License

The requirements to obtain a license in Costa Rica are:

  • Incorporate a Costa Rican Srl
  • Power of Attorney to process the license
  • Office lease contract
  • Health permit from the Health Ministry, Executive Decree N° 30465-S
  • Employee risk insurance policy with the National Insurance Institute
  • Inspection from the Municipality - state that the physical office is suitable for the kind of business license applied
  • Registration of employees with the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social=

There are two data processing License options:

  • Permanent - License kept up to date. This kind of service require rent paid annually to keep the office space and fees to the Municipality.
  • Temporary - We obtain the license but once the license is issued the client does not rent the office anymore.
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Costa Rica Gambling License fees
  • Obtaining Data License - £800
  • Annual License Fee - £400
Costa Rica Advantages
  • Directors - 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your Srl company
  • Shareholders - only 1 shareholder required, and their names are not on public record
  • Share Capital - there are no minimum share capital requirement
  • Tax - companies are tax exempt on any revenue generated outside of Costa Rica
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process