About Us

About Us

About Us

The Curaçao Gaming Control Board (GCB) is a foundation, incorporated on April 19, 1999, with the specific purpose of becoming the regulator for the entire gaming industry operating in and from Curaçao. The GCB was the direct result of the second Mutual Evaluation Report of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force in 1998.

Our Vision

We are the gaming regulator for all gaming on Curaçao, recognized for our effectiveness in safeguarding public trust by ensuring all gaming is conducted honestly, responsibly, competitively and free from criminal and corruptive elements.

Our Mission

We protect the interest of the public and the integrity and stability of the Curaçao gaming industry through regulation, licensure and enforcement, thereby enhancing tourism and ensuring an important source of revenue for Curaçao.


Curaçao is an island of the Leeward Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea, about 65 km (40 mi) north of the Venezuelan coast. It is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Curaçao was formerly part of the colony ‘Curaçao and Dependencies’ (1815–1954). Before the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles on 10 October 2010, Curaçao was administered as the "Island Territory of Curaçao" (Dutch: Eilandgebied Curaçao, Papiamento: Teritorio Insular di Kòrsou), one of five island territories of the former Netherlands Antilles. Now it’s a constituent country called the Country of Curaçao (Dutch: Land Curaçao; Papiamentu: Pais Kòrsou) and it includes the main island of Curaçao and the uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao ("Little Curaçao"). Its capital is Willemstad. Curaçao has a population north of 160,000 in an area of approximately 444 km2 (171 square miles). Curaçao has an open economy, with tourism, international trade, shipping services, oil refining, storage (oil and bunkering) and international financial services being the most important sectors.

In Curaçao we have 3 official languages, Dutch, English, and the native Papiamentu, but languages like Spanish and Portuguese are also widely spoken on the island.

To know more about our beautiful island, please follow the link to the official website of Curaçao.