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Applying for a licence under the Seychelles Gambling Act, 2014.

Applicants of a licence must be fit and proper and will need to meet the requirements as stipulated in the Act. To apply for a gambling business under the Act, the company must be registered in the Seychelles and must adhere to any other requirements of the Act. The GSS also takes player protection and wellbeing into account and requires that applicants have means in place to provide for such.

Once an applicant has been issued with a licence, the GSS conducts ongoing supervision, both onsite and offsite, to make certain that licensees are operating in a fair and transparent manner, and remains in compliance to the Seychelles Gambling Act, 2014 in order to mitigate the risks of unlawful activities and to protect players from unfair gambling conditions. To do so, the team is regularly reviewing its procedures, policies, and guidelines to see that they are kept to a high standard and are up to date with international best practices and requirements.

The GSS is putting forward a responsible gambling awareness program. The aim of the program is to educate the public about the potential risks of gambling, how to gamble responsibly and how to find help in regards to gambling problems.

Membership on international bodies:

The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). As of 2016 the FSA has been a member of the IAGR. The IAGR consists of gambling/gaming regulators from countries across the world and their mission is to “…advance the effectiveness and efficiency of gaming regulation…” This is done by the exchange of views, information and policies amongst its members, and by the provision of a central hub of communication for the members.

Gaming Regulator Africa Forum (GRAF). The FSA became a member of GRAF in 2018. GRAF is a forum consisting of countries of Africa is generally concerned with issues that affects the continent such as gaming technology, education and training, and illegal gambling.

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