All live casinos must obtain a license from the Belgian Gaming Commission to offer their services in Belgium. The licensee issues different permits depending on various factors like game types (e.g. games of chance) provided, regional coverage, and others.
The Belgian Gaming Commission is known for having demanding requirements before issuing licenses. It also follows up on licensed live casinos to ensure they operate within the law and hold the stipulated standards. Those are among the main reasons the licenses are so popular, even among international live casinos. Punters also tend to trust Belgian live casinos that have the license a lot more than those with licenses for other jurisdictions.
There are several rules regarding which casino operators can obtain licenses from the Belgian Gaming Commission. For starters, the casino operators must have established land-based operations within Belgium. The operators must also prove their financial capability to run a gambling business as per the set standards. There are no restrictions regarding the nationality of operators. The commission usually blacklists live casino operators who do not obtain licenses, making it difficult for the casinos to offer gambling services - illegal online gambling operators in the country risk prosecution in court.