Kahnawake is located in Canada and comes from an Indian name from the Mohawk language. Online casinos and brick and mortar casinos can operate in many Indian reservations, which are considered autonomous from the US and Canada. While gambling might be illegal in some places in the US and Canada, it is legal on native lands.
The Kahnawake region has been giving out licenses for more than nineteen years, back before many other gaming commissions and authorities existed worldwide. In fact, the Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC) is the oldest licensing agency in the world. It was founded in 1996 and started issuing licenses for regular casinos. In 1999, it began issuing online licenses. It now offers a few different licenses. It currently serves around 250 online licenses.
The KGC's approach to regulation is unique and reflects the people who have ownership over their lands. As a result, it does not have an authoritative stance on responsible gaming and self-exclusion. It also has very loose regulations in place compared to many other gaming bodies from across the world.
The commission still provides guidance and rules for those with its license. However, players can expect a safe and hassle-free online gaming experience.