Curaçao, November 12, 2019

The Minister of Finance, His Excellency Mr. Kenneth Gijsbertha, officially launched the new website of the Curacao Gaming Control Board (GCB) during the AML/CFT in Gaming Workshop organized by the GCB. The website ( has undergone a complete overhaul and offers comprehensive insight into the gaming environment of Curaçao, the underlying legislation and regulation, news, publications, responsible gaming as well as other activities organized by the GCB. As part of its responsibilities as the AML/CFT supervisory authority for all gaming in and from Curaçao, the GCB also provides information on the Notifications of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) and the Resolutions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the website.

Curaçao, Februari 15, 2019,

On February 15, 2019, the National Decree Supervisor Unusual Transactions Gaming Sector and the National Decree Supervisor Identification When Rendering Services were published.

The two national decrees appoint the Curaçao Gaming Control Board (GCB) as the supervisor for compliance with anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) legislation for all gaming sectors operating in and from Curaçao, thus expanding the AML/CFT responsibilities of the GCB from landbased casinos to all gaming sectors.

Curaçao, January 18, 2019

The realization of the Latin American and Caribbean Regulators of Gaming Association (LACARGA), a non-political association of professional gaming regulators, is one step closer. All comments of the Founding Members on the draft Articles of Organization have been received and processed. This was the last hurdle to take before the founding of LACARGA, which will take place very soon. The brand identity is drafted, the domain ( is secured and a draft website is already set up. We’re almost ready to realize the platform that will facilitate the cooperation and exchange of knowledge and best practices between Latin American and Caribbean gaming regulators.

The current Founding Members of LACARGA are the Superintendencia de Casinos de Juego of Chile, represented by Mrs. Vivien Villagran Acuña, the Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Commission (BGLC) of Jamaica, represented by Mr. Vitus Evans, and the Curaçao Gaming Control Board, represented by Mr. Gino Campbell.

Curaçao, December 18, 2018

On December 18, 2018, the Minister of Finance, the Honorable Mr. Kenneth Gijsbertha, officially notified the general public of the government’s intention to appoint the Stichting Gaming Control Board as the unified regulator as well as the AML/CFT-supervisor for all of gaming in and from Curaçao.

The decision for this appointment had already been made by the Curaçao government in December 2013. The required legislative process to follow through on this decision is underway and is expected to be finalized in the coming months.

The Minister of Finance expects that the appointment of the GCB will also be helpful in combating illegality in our gaming sector.

For the Dutch, Papiamentu and English versions of the Minister of Finance’s publication, please click here.

Curaçao, December 1, 2018

Curaçao’s National Risk Assessment (NRA) was officially launched in March 2018 with a three day workshop by the Worldbank. Curaçao has elected to make use of the Worldbank methodology, tools and guidance to get this immense task done as efficiently and effectively as possible.

With the NRA, Curaçao is compliant with Recommendation 1 of the 40 Recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The NRA’s goal is to gain insight in Curaçao’s risk profile where it concerns money laundering and the financing of terrorism and to identify the actions needed to mitigate those risks. The follow up given to the NRA’s findings is extremely important in light of the upcoming Mutual Evaluation (MEval) by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) in the year 2022. The focus of this 4th MEval will be on the effectiveness, i.e. the immediate outcomes of Curaçao’s infrastructure to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).

The active participation of all relevant parties in government as well as that part of the private sector that falls within the scope of the AML/CFT legislation, is essential to paint a true and realistic picture of Curaçao’s AML/CFT risk profile. It is more probable than not that failing the 4th MEval may be extremely damaging to a country’s international reputation and its ability to do business.

Curaçao, November 30, 2018

On November 30, 2018, the Gaming Control Board (GCB) organized the Responsible Gaming conference on Curaçao titled, Responsible Gaming: A Team Effort!. The title reflects the reality that successful countering of gambling addiction and promotion of responsible gaming requires the effort of multiple stakeholders.

In addition to the fantastic preparatory work by GCB’s Mrs. Ayeska Coster, the success of this event can be attributed to the enthusiastic participation of the local gaming industry, members of Parliament, government representatives and the terrific presentations by Fundashon pa Maneho di Adikshon (FMA) and Mr. Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council of Problem Gambling (NCPG).

At the end of the day, there was consensus that the gambling addiction reports for Curaçao are in desperate need of updating. Furthermore, the gambling addiction problem in Curaçao is not to be underestimated and needs to be on the radar of lawmakers as well as the executive branch of government. Funds need to be made available to finance professional avenues of treatment and guidance.

For more details on the Responsible Gaming Conference, please click here.

November 20, 2018

The popular Curaçao playwrite, actor and director, Percy “Boskwiri” Benita and the Curaçao Gaming Control Board (GCB) closed ranks to create awareness for the gambling addiction challenges that Curaçao faces. The GCB sponsored 3 performances for middle and high school students of Boskwiri’s play B’a Hink’é, Sak’é Awó, a tragicomedy that depicts the ripple effect of the harm gambling addiction causes to a family and a community. After each performance, a short info session was provided by the GCB and the Fundashon pa Maneho di Adikshon (FMA) on the available avenues for assistance when confronted with gambling addiction.

For more details on B’a Hink’é, Sak’é Awó, please click here.