As one of Europe's most rigid regulatory bodies, the Belgian Gaming Commission requires specific licenses for a variety of gambling operations. Since the Belgian Gambling Act of 2011 became law, the country offers three kinds of gambling licenses to casino operators. The A+ license allows an operator to manage both online and on-land casino businesses. For owners who operate a gambling arcade, the B license is appropriate. Wagering and betting operators must fulfill the requirements for an F1 license. Obtaining the license is a slow, arduous process requiring operators to meet strict requirements.
Belgian Gaming Commission Enforcement
Several illegal operators continue to offer services to European countries without going through the licensing process. These businesses are successfully operating because the market by and large lacks regulation to monitor all the mobile casino operations popping up online. Belgium has a policy of blacklisting and blocking casino operators who are providing services without a license via the internet. The country requires that operators must run land-based casinos in Belgium to qualify for a license to offer online casino services. Fines are stiff for operators who break the law. Some platforms risk fines near the amount of around €100,000.