The commission's establishment was informed by two main reasons. For one, the commission wished to benefit from casino revenues. Another reason was to cushion the Curacao jurisdiction from online casino gaming (casino operators can carry out their activities in the jurisdiction without targeting Curacao citizens).
With the live gambling market growing exponentially, casino regulation for the purposes of player safety has become a global concern. One organization that sprang up to regulate casino activities is the Curacao e-Gaming Commission. While this organization is not in the league of the likes of the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission, it does carry out some limited oversight on gambling platforms operating within the territory of Curacao.