Gambling and e-gaming
Cannabis licensingOn 19 January 2021, Tynwald approved regulations that allow the GSC to issue licences for participation in a new medical cannabis sector. We are now accepting applications for hemp grown outdoors, please visit the GSC's website for further information.
Freedom of InformationThe GSC are subject of the Freedom of Information Act 2015, the GSC publishes its responses on line and these can be found on Online Services by searching for Gambling Supervision Commission.
The Gambling Supervision Commission ('GSC') is an independent statutory board established in 1962. In addition to the licensing and regulation of land-based gambling operations (casino, amusement and slot machines, betting offices and lotteries), the Commission also regulates all online gambling activities, which have grown significantly in recent years. The core principles the Commission upholds are
- To keep the gambling industry crime free
- To protect the young and those at risk
- To ensure that the services offered by licence holders are fair and that players receive their true winnings
- Anti-money laundering
- Application forms and guidance notes
- Approved Software Register
- Commission meeting dates
- Disaster recovery providers
- Licence holders
- Memorandums of Understanding
- Problem gambling
- Player protection
- Society lotteries
- Testing companies
For Further information on our services please contact us:
St George's Court
Isle of Man
+44 1624 694331
+44 1624 694344
The GSC is committed to transparency and accountability and will always endeavour to act in a fair and professional manner. The GSC accepts feedback and comments and complaints are acknowledged as a way to improve procedures or ensure that our role is better understood. Please see Guidance - Making a complaint against the GSC for further details on how to make a formal complaint.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Important information
The Isle of Man as a jurisdiction
The Isle of Man Government actively encourages the development of gambling and e-gaming business on the island. It remains committed to delivering a stable government and strong regulatory environment, supported by a wide range of attractive business benefits.
If you are looking to locate your business in the Isle of Man, this site contains information and application forms to assist you in making your decision and getting the application process started.
In 2001, the Isle of Man Government was one of the first jurisdictions in the world to introduce legislation specifically designed to benefit gambling and e-gaming firms and fully protect customers. Following further recent changes, the licensing and regulatory controls are now more responsive to the needs of the gambling and e-gaming industries.
The Isle of Man Government and the private sector have worked hard to ensure that the island has a world class infrastructure and full range of support services in place for the gambling industry.
Department for Enterprise
The Department for Enterprise actively promotes the gambling sector on the Isle of Man and has a dedicated e-Gaming section which offers help to companies wishing to have a gaming presence on the island. If you need practical advice on your potential application for a licence, they will help guide you through the process.
For more information visit DfE's website.