Online Gaming

Online Gaming

Online Betting and gaming licenses are issued only to Comoros companies, but allow a company to engage in as many different kinds of on line gambling promotions and under as many different brand names or web addresses as desired. Local nominee directors are acceptable if required.
A fixed fee per year is charged. The Server may be located anywhere in the world, and profits may be cleared through any bank.

Betting and Gaming Law

The Betting and Gaming Act is under the Comoros Finance Commission authorization to legalize and regulate computer internet gaming, horse or greyhound betting and sports book betting, Casino, lottery and bingo.


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  1. The licensee (and, where appropriate, every officer, servant or agent of the licensee) must comply with all the requirements imposed on it by the Comoros Finance Commission Act number: 17-008/01/CFC/AU of 2017 Law Number 17-008/AU
  2. The licensee may advertise its interactive gaming services as it sees fit, provided always that advertisements must not bring the Union of the Comoros into disrepute or promote gaming amongst under-aged persons.
  3. The licensee must establish and maintain appropriate and adequate procedures under which it can identify players who are, or appear to be at risk of becoming, compulsive gamblers and provide to such person’s enough information and assistance to enable them to obtain counseling or access to support organizations.
  4. The licensee must make all reasonable efforts to keep abreast of international developments as they affect the lawfulness of global interactive gaming and, in particular, inform itself of jurisdictions where its activities or those of its players are explicitly prohibited and use its best endeavors not to play interactive games where such interactive gaming constitutes criminal activity there on the part of any participant.
  5. The licensee must submit to the Comoros Finance Commission reports at such intervals and in such a format as determined by the Comoros Finance Commission.
  6. The licensee must always satisfy such financial ratio requirements established by the Comoros Finance Commission as are from time to time notified in writing to it. 
  7. Cash must not be used in any transaction involving a player’s account.
  8. The licensee must take all possible steps to prevent its services being used by those who seek to launder the proceeds of crime and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, must-fully comply with the procedures laid down from time to time by the Comoros Finance Commission in respect of-identification of players; keeping of records; identification of suspicious transactions; internal reporting of suspicious transactions; making payments to players; and training of staff; and (b) appoint a senior member of staff (who may but need not be its nominee) to act as its money laundering reporting officer, who must report both to the Comoros Finance Commission in Comoros all transactions identified by him as being suspicious.
  9. The licensee shall appoint a senior member of staff (who may but need not be its nominee) to act as its compliance officer, who must report to the Comoros Finance Commission on a regular basis in respect of all gaming compliance matters.
  10. In the event of any change in the beneficial ownership of the licensee, or of any parent or associated company of the licensee, where the share-holding of any person is or becomes 3% or more, the licensee must within 7 days notify the Comoros Finance Commission of that change, setting out the parties to the transaction(s) involved.
  11. The licensee must notify the Comoros Finance Commission in writing in the event that any gaming or other gambling license issued by any jurisdiction in the world and held by the licensee, the nominee or any natural or legal person associated with the licensee has been terminated otherwise than voluntarily.
  12. The licensee must within 48 hours notify the Comoros Finance Commission in writing of the details and consequences of any serious incident or problem that may impact negatively on the operation of the license and the remedial steps (if any) taken or the reputation of the Union of the Comoros as a jurisdiction for the conduct of interactive gaming.
  13. The licensee must as soon as reasonably practicable notify the Comoros Finance Commission in writing of any material change in any information supplied by it, whether during the license application process or subsequently, to which the Comoros Finance Commission may have regard in determining whether there are grounds for suspension or revocation of the license.
  14. The licensee shall, on being given reasonable notice, which shall wherever possible be not less than 7 days, attend a meeting of the Comoros Finance Commission for the purpose set out in the notice.
  15. Satisfy the Comoros Finance Commission that its systems supplier is a fit and proper business associate to be associated with the licensee’s operations.
  16. The renewal fee MUST be received on the due date or the License may be suspended.
  17. All resignation of directors and shareholders must be notified to the Comoros Finance Commission or its appointed Service Provider together with a resolution. All new Directors who are to be appointed must first obtain all the required due diligence information and submit together with a signed confirmation to act as a director, together with the fee as advised (for each director ) Any change of shareholding must be notified in writing to Comoros Finance Commission or its appointed Service Provider.


The formation of an Online betting or gaming company has to be made on the application form as stipulated in the act and the necessary KYC and due diligence documents as below to Comoros Services Ltd and the CFC. The CFC will then assess the application the Directors and beneficial owners before grating the permission for the license.

  • A detailed business plan of the company: Activities of the bank; Countries in which the bank is looking to invest; The percentage of ownership by the shareholders; The details of the ultimate beneficial owners (chart may help if many); Any other useful information to support the application.
  • CVs of all the directors
  • Full contact details of the directors 
  • Bank reference for all the beneficial owners
  • Clear certified passport copies of all beneficial owners
  • Proof of addresses (utility bills)
  • Business or legal reference for the beneficial owners
  • Legal document for the shareholding companies (articles, certificate of incorporation etc)
  • Latest audited financial statements for all shareholding companies (if any)

Furthermore, all companies with an Insurance are required to submit their annual accounts to the Comoros Finance Commission within 3 months of the year end.