Antillephone License No. 8048/JAZ issued on November 16, 2018 and valid until November 28, 2023 is held by 22bet.
What does it mean for players?
Antillephone NV No. 8048/JAZ is one of the four Master licenses issued by the Minister of Justice on Curacao. Curacao’s licenses have quite a tarnished reputation, but Antillephone NV No. 8048/JAZ is rumored to actually be improving standards of gambling experience. They also require satisfactory proof that the company has the capability of acting as a casino or sportsbook, as well as that its users are treated fairly. Testing of the software that the operator is supposedly going to run on their website, as well as evaluation of the owner’s credibility, is required as proof.
Licenced operators must display their license seal on their website so you can check the validity of the licence yourself. You can check the validity of the license by clicking on the seal.
When operating under Curacao regulations, whether you have a Master licence or not, there is only so much you can do. Antillephone notes in a footnote on their website: “Antillephone should only be contacted by players if they believe an Operator is violating their license. All disputes with an Operator about a payout, a blocked account, a delay, broken features, etc., should be handled directly with the Operator. There are a number of independent bodies you can contact, which should be listed on the Operator’s website.”
Essentially, this means that players can contact the regulator, but there is no guarantee that they will achieve anything. However, it won’t hurt to try, so if you have a particular complaint that the operator won’t resolve, you can approach the regulator. In some cases, operators were in the wrong and lost their licenses.
There isn’t much to conclude, to be honest. 22bet has little information about its owner, but based on the information available, it seems the company is part of a larger company that manages casinos and sportsbooks. At least the site’s license has some credibility behind it.