Online casino site Goldenpalace.be has been granted an A+ licence by the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC).
The gaming site has been operating under a B+ licence since 2011, and has recently expanded its service to also include sports betting, while the new licence will allow it to offer additional casino games including live casino and traditional slots.
“Improving the player experience has always been a key focus point at Golden- palace.be. This A+ licence gives us the opportunity to take further steps in ensuring the best possible product gaming experience for our players,” said Tim Boonen, head of Online at Goldenpalace.be.
Others A+ licensees in the country include PokerStars.be (via Casino du Namur), Ladbrokes.be (Casino de Dinant), bwin.be (Casino van Oostende), and Unibet.be (Casino van Blankenberge).
Golden Palace has subsequently extended its deal with Ezugi to expand its live casino offering, having previously offered the supplier’s automated roulette game.
In November, the country’s Constitutional Court ruled that the BGC did not have the authority to issue a single gambling licence to any online operator which offered more than one type of gambling product via the same website.
In the wake of the ruling, it appears that Belgian-licensed online operators may be forced to reapply for separate licenses for each online product, while potentially making casino products inaccessible from an online betting URL and vice versa.