The Gibraltar Licensing Authority (GLA) is based in one of the few remaining British overseas territories in the world at the tip of the Iberian Peninsula. The Authority was first established in 2005 under the name of the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, and later in 2013 changed its licensing and regulatory procedures, becoming the GLA. Today, Gibraltar is considered to be one of the most reputable gambling authorities in the world, along with other major watchdogs like the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission.
The GLA supplies operators with 7 different varieties of gambling license. These are a bookmaker’s license, betting intermediary license, gaming operator license, gaming machine license, lottery promoter license, pools promoter license, and the remote gambling license for online casinos and sports betting sites. The licenses are only granted after an intensive investigation into a brand’s offerings and certifications.
The primary roles of the Gibraltar Gambling Commission are to ensure the safety, fairness and competitiveness of the casinos and games it regulates. The Authority enforces a strict legal framework in accordance with the gambling acts of Britain and the European Union. This ensures that legal, reputable operators receive complete support, while illicit companies are barred from targeting vulnerable players.