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Gambling and e-gaming

Coronavirus (Covid-19): Important Information

The IOM Gambling Supervision Commission (GSC) is closely monitoring the coronavirus (Covid-19) situation and how it is impacting our Island and our sector.

From Friday 27 March the GSC office will close in line with the latest advice from the Chief Secretary's office.

All members of staff are working from home and can be contacted by email and mail posted to the office will be redirected.

Should you require any assistance, please contact us at and we will respond to you at the earliest opportunity.

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

GSC Services

For Further information on our services please contact us:

Gambling Supervision Commission

Ground Floor

St George's Court

Myrtle Street


Isle of Man


Telephone:+44 1624 694331


Email:Send Email

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 their website.

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