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Gaming Licence

Gaming licence is administered under Gaming Control Act [CAP 172].

In order for any individual, group or company to conduct gambling activities, a Gaming Licence must be obtained.
There are two types of gaming licences, that is:

  • Private Club Licence.
  • Public Club Licence. 

Procedure in obtaining a Gaming Licence:

  • Submit application and project proposal to the Director of Customs and Inland Revenue (Click here to access application form),
  • Application forwarded to the Council of Ministers for its consideration and approval,
  • If approved, the Director of Customs and Inland Revenue grants licence with the Terms and Conditions,
  • If rejected, the Director of Customs and Inland Revenue let the applicant knows of the decision made.


  • Both licences are valid for one year, and the renewal fee is to be paid on or before the first day of the succeeding year.

Gaming Licence Fees:

  • Public (profit) Club – VT 5,000,000 
  • Private (non profit) Club – VT 1,650,000 

Gaming duty:

  • A gaming licence is also required under the gaming control act to lodge and pay gaming duty every month. 
  • Public Club – 30% of total gross profit 
  • Private Club – 7.5% of total gross profit
  • Due Date: Returns are to be lodged on a monthly basis. It is to be lodged before or on the last working day of the following month.


  • Penalty: 10% per month on tax payable


(Click here to access application form)


Where to find us?

La Casa D'Andrea E Luciano Building, Rue Pierre Lamy, PMB 9012, Port Vila, VANUATU
Phone Number
+678 33010

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