Isle of Man eGaming

The Isle of Man…our home

The Isle of Man is the place Iforium call home, it’s where our Head Office and Senior Team have been based since 2006.

Perhaps you’ve never heard of the Isle of Man, maybe you live here or are looking to relocate? You could already be working within the island’s eGaming sector or are keen to start a new eGaming career on the Isle of Man? Whatever the reason, you’ve found Iforium, you’ve found this page and are still reading it (well done) so stick with us as we take you on a journey from the time of the Vikings right through to the modern day. Are you are sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin!

The Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown Dependency which is located in the Irish Sea between the UK and Ireland. The population of the Isle of Man stands at just over 84,000 (Census 2021) and natives of the island are known as Manx. The island is 13 miles wide and 33 miles long, so yes, it’s rather cosy!

The Isle of Man is not part of the United Kingdom or the European Union and it has its own laws, courts and government. The government on the Isle of Man is a parliament called Tynwald which at 1,000 years old dates back to the Vikings and is widely acknowledged as the oldest continual parliament in the world.

After the tourism boom of the 1950’s to 1970’s, the Isle of Man reinvented itself as a leading offshore financial jurisdiction. This sustained growth has fuelled further expansion into new and emerging sectors such as eGaming and eBusiness. To this day, the Isle of Man also firmly retains their self proclaimed title of “Road Racing Capital of the World” via the infamous Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Motorbike Races. If you haven’t experienced the spectacle of the Isle of Man TT, which runs during late May and early June each year, then put in on your bucket-list, you won’t be disappointed!

Some fun facts about the Isle of Man. It has its own language (Manx Gaelic), it prints its own money and the national dish is widely accepted as being chips, cheese and gravy (or herring for the older generation)! It boasts the largest working water wheel in the world, the Laxey Wheel and is the birth place of the Bee Gees and the Manx Missile, cyclist Mark Cavendish. The Isle of Man does not have a national speed limit, certain cats have no tail and the majority of the islands population are known to talk to fairies on occasion!

On a clear day from the summit of the islands mountain Snaefell you can see seven kingdoms – the Isle of Man, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Heaven and the Kingdom of Manannan (the Sea).

eGaming on the Isle of Man

In 2001, the Isle of Man Government was one of the first jurisdictions in the world to introduce legislation specifically designed to benefit gambling and eGaming firms and fully protect customers.

Over the last two decades the Isle of Man has firmly established itself as one of the world’s leading eGaming jurisdictions which is supported by a proactive government and private sector. The Isle of Man can now boast of world class infrastructure and full range of support services which are in place for the eGaming and online gambling industry in areas such as Hosting as well as Corporate Service provision.

The Isle of Man now plays host to an increasing range of eGaming companies with over 1,000 people directly employed and facilitating eGaming on the island. Those who sit alongside Iforium at the forefront of the island’s growing eGaming sector include companies such as Games Global, PokerStars, Continent8, Domicilium and many more.

As of 2012, the Isle of Man’s eGaming sector continued to experience sustained growth and accounted for more than 8% of the Manx national income. It was projected the number of eGaming licences issued would surpass the 50 mark with government figures showing the eGaming industry contributed 164m GBP to the Manx Exchequer in 2012.

In 2015, the Isle of Man National Income Accounts, published by the Economic Affairs Unit revealed income from the Isle of Man eGaming sector grew from 529.8m GBP in 2012-13 to 690.4m GBP in 2014. This 30% year-on-year growth meant eGaming outstripped the island’s insurance industry for the first time with a 17% market share of Manx-sourced income compared to insurance’s 15%.

In 2018, the Economic Affairs Unit revealed that eGaming growth on the Isle of Man had reached 21.1% GDP and thus eGaming retained its position as the largest sector within the Isle of Man’s economy.

In 2021, Digital Isle of Man reported that eGaming contributed 17.6% to the Island’s GDP retaining its position as one of the strongest sectors in the Isle of Man’s economy.

Please click the following links for further details on eGaming on the Isle of Man

Several Isle of Man based eGaming companies including Iforium are also regular exhibitors and attendees at the world’s eGaming trade shows and events such as ICE London, G2E, CasinoBeats, iGB Live, SiGMA and more.

Working at Iforium

If you’ve got this far then you’ll now know a little more about who we are and where we’re based but what’s it like actually working for Iforium?

If you haven’t already realised, Iforium are an established eGaming company that provide clients worldwide with our industry leading aggregation platform Gameflex™.

Team Iforium are always on the hunt for the “right” people to join our happy group and perhaps you are one of them?

If you think you are then get in touch with us today, we would love to hear from you!


For further information on working at Iforium and a list of our current vacancies please visit our careers page.

Living & working on the Isle of Man

So what’s it like actually living and working on the Isle of Man? On first impressions, a sprawling metropolis the island is not but dig a little deeper and you will find there is plenty going on! The Isle of Man offers residents a unique way of life combined with some breathtaking scenery, picturesque sea side towns and villages and some quirky traditions such as the Horse & Electric Trams and Steam Trains that remain active modes of transport! This traditional “olde worlde” environment sits in harmony alongside fast paced industry such as the Finance, eGaming and eBusiness sectors where the Isle of Man continues to push the boundaries on a global scale.

eGaming is arguably the fastest growing industry on the island and is now playing a major part in the local economy. There are over 1,000 people now employed within the Isle of Man eGaming sector and it has attracted people from around the world to locate to the Isle of Man helping to further boost the islands economy.

Away from the office, the island caters very well for a range of outdoor pursuits such as Cycling, Walking and Golf or more adventurous sports like Kayaking and Abseiling! There is an active social scene on the island with the summer months and weekends being the busiest time for those who like to party “Isle of Man” style! On the entertainment front, the Quay area in Douglas has undergone a major transformation in recent years with a growing number of quality bars and restaurant springing up. There are also plenty of hotels to choose from in central Douglas with many catering for the business traveler.

The quality of life on the island is high, crime is low and when the sun is shining there are not many places that can rival the beauty of the Manx landscape. This neatly bring us onto the weather on the Isle of Man which is always a hot topic of conversation amongst the locals. The climate can be best described as mixed. It’s rarely too hot in summer, not often too cold in winter but yes, the wind can really blow, the mist can roll in from the sea and the rain can on occasion fall horizontally!

If you are interested in working at Iforium or are considering a new career on the Isle of Man then you may be required to obtain a work permit (unless you are classified as an “Isle of Man Worker” status or classified exempt under eGaming). For further details on the Isle of Man Work Permit system please click here.

If you are thinking of relocating to the Isle of Man to pursue a career in eGaming then Locate Isle of Man contains some helpful information.

Visting Iforium

If you are making a trip over to the Isle of Man to learn more about the island’s eGaming sector or perhaps to further an Isle of Man Gambling Licence Application then why not get in-touch via our contact us page. We are always keen to meet with new operators or B2C/B2B licence holders on the Isle of Man especially in the areas of online casino and iGaming.

Iforium’s Head Office is located in the heart of the business district of the Island’s capital Douglas and is approximately a 20 minute drive from the Island’s airport, Ronaldsway. The Isle of Man airport operates a well established network of daily flights to all major UK airports. In addition, the Island’s ferry terminal, which can be found in Douglas, operates daily ferries throughout the year from England and Ireland.

Isle of Man Flights & Ferry Services

Unless you are a really good swimmer or own a jet ski apparently, then it’s either a short hop on a plane or a leisurely cruise across the Irish Sea to reach the Isle of Man. There are scheduled flights to the Isle of Man from various airports around the British Isles and Ireland including London Gatwick, London City, London Heathrow, Liverpool, Manchester, Dublin, Birmingham and more. The flight operators include Easyjet, Loganair and Aer Lingus.

For more detailed information on current flight operators, routes and flight times, please visit the Isle of Man Airport Website.

A year round ferry service is operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company with services running from Heysham, Liverpool, Dublin and Belfast for both foot passengers and car drivers. Sailing times take approximately 3-4 hours for conventional ferries and approximately 2.5 hours for fast craft services running throughout the summer months from Liverpool.

For more detailed information on the ferry services, please visit

The Isle of Man – Our Home

We hoped you enjoyed our short guide to the Isle of Man and that you learnt a little more on Iforium’s role in the Island’s eGaming community.

If you would like to speak to Iforium directly then please get in touch with us today, we would love to hear from you.