iGaming Academy, the award-winning provider of training for online gambling and land-based companies, is delighted to announce the development of its Curaçao Academy, in partnership with a local training institute.

You will know by now that Curaçao is in the midst of significant changes relating to its gambling regulations. These changes, aimed at modernising the gambling industry have been generating plenty of interest and last month, the island held it’s very first industry gaming event, SiGMA Curaçao.  

Curaçao has long been a hub for online gambling operators, offering licenses to various international casino and sportsbook platforms. The island’s system has drawn businesses seeking a favourable regulatory environment. However, as the industry continues to evolve, the need to update the regulations became clear and the market has now entered a “transition” phase, with applications for licences being accepted from 15 November.

New Regulations

Under the leadership of Javier Silvania, Minister of Finance, the Government of Curaçao has introduced new regulations to align with international best practices and strengthen the island’s reputation as a responsible gambling jurisdiction.

During his opening speech at SiGMA Curaçao, the Minister confirmed “We now have the chance to boost employment, enhance our education system, rejuvenate business districts and upskill our citizens, ensuring that our community doesn’t just grow, but thrives”.

As a fundamental part of the new legislative landscape there over time will be a requirement of local substance by way of employees of significance. Given this range of new and unprecedented employment opportunities, it is no surprise that the iGaming Academy Masterclass held during the event was jam-packed! Delivered by our Head of Compliance, Yuliya Khrenova, we covered elements such as Online Casino Management, CRM, Marketing, and iGaming Compliance, including AML and Player Protection.  The masterclass was a huge success, drawing an audience of over 100, with around 70% being from Curaçao itself.

Dr Javier Silvania, Minister of Finance of Curaçao commented that “We are delighted to witness the remarkable success of the iGaming Academy Masterclass, which serves as a testament to the growing interest and enthusiasm of our local population in developing skills and pursuing future job opportunities in the dynamic world of iGaming. Moreover, I extend my warmest gratitude to the iGaming Academy for their proactive support and substantial investment in helping us navigate and implement new regulations, ensuring a prosperous and regulated future for this exciting sector.”

Following the interest in this initial masterclass, iGaming Academy, in partnership with a local training institute are developing a range of Curaçao specific courses, covering a diverse topic list. Developed in line with the guidance specified in The National Ordinance for Games of Chance (LOK), the training will be aimed at both persons in “key positions” and local people who are looking at upskilling and pursuing a new and exciting career path!

This marks a significant step forward in Curaçao’s effort to ensure that its gambling industry operates with the highest standards of integrity and responsibility. To keep up to date with Curaçao’s regulatory and training developments you can meet with both iGaming Academy (stand 2097) and the Gaming Control Board (GCB) (stand 1068) at SiGMA Europe, from Tuesday 14 November.

For media inquiries and more information, please contact

Alison Askew, Director of Operations, iGaming Academy (alison.askew@igacademy.com)

About iGaming Academy

iGaming Academy provides efficient and effective training to over 60,000 learners across hundreds of gaming companies globally. Its training services help iGaming companies minimise compliance risks and empower staff with the skills needed to keep their business, staff, and customers safe. The company offers a choice of over 80 eLearning courses covering gaming compliance, job skills and workplace essentials, as well as bespoke solutions for custom or existing content. All training resources can be managed centrally in iGaming Academy’s exclusive eLearning platform, to track engagement and completions, and generate reports for compliance audits. iGaming Academy also delivers a range of specialist courses and masterclasses in our virtual classroom. To learn more visit www.igacademy.com

About SiGMA Europe

The SiGMA Group is an events and media organisation focused on iGaming, emerging tech, digital health, and affiliate marketing. This year SiGMA Europe will be held in Malta, MMH Event 13-17 November 2023. Further details and tickets can be found here: SiGMA Europe Summit 2023

About The Conexus Group

iGaming Academy is part of The Conexus Group, which offers a range of specialist professional services for the iGaming industry. Supporting companies at every stage of their organisational lifecycle, The Conexus Group helps companies grow, transform, evolve, and thrive. For more information visit www.theconexusgroup.com

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