Is Online Gambling Legal In Belize?

Located on the Caribbean coast of Central America and bounded on the North by Mexico and on the South by Guatemala, Belize was one of the first countries in the world to pass legislation to enable and regulate Internet gambling. Effective on May 28, 1996, The Computer Wagering Licensing Act 1995 (the “CWLA”) regulates gambling via the Internet.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is “computer wagering” under the definition of the CWLA?
What is the fundamental rule regarding online gambling in Belize?
What are the powers of the Board?
What are the requirements to obtain a license?
What further requirements apply to the operation of computer wagering services in Belize?


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