How to open an online casino?

Have you ever thought of opening your own casino but couldn’t get it done due to troubles with money? Well, you should shift your focus towards online casinos. Yes, you can open an online casino in a few very easy steps. 

Now many questions might pop in your head regarding an online casino such as the initial investments, profits, and the content of your online casino. But don’t worry that is where we will help you. In this article, we will guide you on how to draw up a business plan in order to open an online casino.

So, without wasting anymore time, let’s discuss the topic in hand:

Initial Investments

Although opening an online casino is cheaper than opening a real casino, it comes with its fair share of investments required from your side. Here are a few things that are necessary to kick start your online casino:

1. Software cost

It is quite evident that you need software to make your online casino website operational. You can easily get a software at a starting price of $500 but it can exceed up to $100,000 according to your needs. Also, if you want to save some money, you can try to build the website by yourself and incorporate the software later on.

2. A technical support

As this is business which will run 24/7, you need a trustworthy technical team to make sure the players are enjoying the games. Moreover, your website might face issues that can cause it to temporarily shut down. A well qualified technical team will make sure to get the site up and running as fast as possible.

3. Promotion

There are thousands of online casino websites out there and you need to distinguish yourself from them. Also, you need to build a user base for your online casino. And nothing can help you more than a well run marketing campaign.

How to obtain a gambling license?

Without a gambling license you can kiss your dreams of owning an online casino goodbye. As this license will allow you to run your online casino business legally. Keep one thing in mind, if you are living in a country where gambling is banned you have to register the license in a valid country. That said, here are the things that you must know before buying a license:

  • The license should be recognised by international law and global financial market. If you want to make a trustworthy online casino game like a mobile slot then your license must be recognised by the above mentioned things.
  • Check the validity period of your license and revolve the other plans around it.
  • Keep the license price in your budget. You don’t need to overpay for a license that might not be even valid in your country.
  • The terms and conditions of obtaining a license. Every country has different terms and conditions to obtain a gambling license. So, make sure to check them thoroughly before moving ahead.

What to look for in the casino software?

The casino software will be the heart and soul of your business. So, you don’t need to cut any corners while purchasing the best casino software. But make sure you don’t overspend in this category. There are majorly three types of casino software:

  • To provide the functionality and management of your website
  • To provide the gaming content on your website
  • To provide affiliate program on your website

The first two software are quite essential to your online casino as without them you can’t make your site work. But the affiliate program software can be excluded initially if you need to save some money. However, in a longer race an affiliate program software will bring you a secondary income and improve your business as well. 

If your budget allows you can always go for all three of them right off the bat and flourish your business from day 1. 


We hope this article will give a better idea about how to open an online casino. If you are planning to open your own online casino then the most vital step for you is to get a gambling license. So, make sure to read the rules and regulations of that license properly before spending any extra money on the other aspects.