All casinos that operate legally in Estonia are required to have a license issued by EORG. To that effect, a good number of unlicensed online casinos have been blacklisted in the country making it quite difficult for Estonian residents to access them. Internet service providers play an essential part in ensuring such sites are inaccessible. Notably, bank transfers are also blocked in most unlicensed casinos, which makes it almost impossible for local punters to play in such casinos.
The EORG offers four different types of licenses to live casinos. The type of licensed issued is largely informed by the nature of gambling activities the operator offers. These licenses cover games of chance, lotteries, games of skills, and betting. Online casinos that offer all types of gambling activities must obtain the four licenses. Notably, all licenses issued by EORG are valid for ten years. In addition to the license, online gambling providers must obtain operating permits. They must renew the operating permits every five years.
The cost of the different types of licenses for online casinos varies. The companies applying for the licenses must have predetermined amounts of share capital and pay state fees. The share capital requirements are €1 million for games of chance, €25,000 for games of skill, and €130,000 for totalizator and betting.