Curacao is located about 65km north of the Venezuelan coast; it has a population of approximately 150,000 and its capital is Willemstad. Curacao was part of the six Netherland Antilles islands until 2010 when it became a constituent country of Netherland. This means it has its own administrative jurisdiction and government but is part of the larger Kingdom of the Netherlands. As part of the Netherlands but not geographically part of Europe Curacao has unique advantages. Curacao has the benefits of the EU without being in the EU or being subject to Europe’s high taxes. This has made Curacao a popular jurisdiction for online gaming licensing.