Andorra Gaming License

The legal framework for the provision of the Gaming Services in Andorra is currently being written.

Permitted Activities

Gambling legislation in Andorra as of 2017 is being actively discussed and rewritten. At the present time the main law is 37/2014 dated December 11. This is the law that regulates all trends of the gambling industry. Bingo was the only game that has been regulated up until now by Law 28 that came into effect in November 1996. Not too long ago the government introduced some amendments and today bingo is regulated by Law 28/2012 that was adopted October 18, 2012.

Legal Requirements

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ElementRequirement(s)
Entity RequirementsThe entity making the application is an Andorran Company under the Corporation Act 1983.

Company includes:

  1. Limited Liability Company
  2. Corporation
  3. General Partnership
Director’s RequirementsThe licensee will need at least 2 (two) natural person Fit and Proper Directors of any jurisdiction.
Shareholder requirements
  • The Gaming Company will need at least one shareholder.
  • Corporate shareholding is allowed and 100% foreign ownership is permitted.
Compliance OfficerThe Licensee must establish and maintain an appropriate and effective compliance function within the firm which operates independently of all operational and business line functions and senior or supervisory management.
Legal RepresentativeThe Applicant must employ at least one legal representative residing in the Country or appoint a resident Agent.
Local OfficeThe applicant must have premises acceptable to the AFA. The premises should be able to facilitate confidential interaction between the applicant and its clients, and provide for safe and confidential storage of documents.
AuditorThe Licensee, within one month after becoming licensed, shall appoint an external auditor who is acceptable to the Commission
InsuranceThe applicant must have indemnity insurance coverage or a fidelity bond acceptable to the AFA.
Minimum Capital RequirementsThe Applicant must have the prescribed minimum paid-up capital and is able to meet the prescribed minimum net liquid capital requirement in cash or readily marketable securities.

The prescribed minimum paid-up capital is € 3,000 (Approximately USD 3,300)

Ongoing Obligations

  1. Licenses are to be renewed annually. On application for renewal of a license, the AFA, if satisfied that the applicant is a licensee of good standing, may grant the renewal on payment by the applicant of the annual renewal license fee.
  2. Filing of Reports: It is a requirement to file Company Reports with the Authority.
  3. The Licensee must maintain appropriate policies of insurance for the purpose of indemnifying such licensee against any liability that may be incurred as a result of any act or omission by the licensee or any of its officers or employees in the conduct of the licensee’s Gaming business.

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