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Online Gambling in Alderney

Online gambling in Alderney is overseen by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).

The AGCC was founded in May 2000 as an independent and non-political body whose members are nationally recognized experts in gambling regulation and licensing.

The AGCC consists of the Chairman and three members. It includes people with international experience in the fields of gaming, regulation and licensing. The single most important policy of the Commission is to provide a regulatory environment that meets the highest international standards.

In July of 2006, the AGCC introduced new provisions to its legislative framework. The commission created the first eGambling license which encompasses multiple gaming types; casino, poker, sportsbook, or lottery.

The annual fee for this type of license is 70,000. The applicant must pay the cost of all investigations required for the issuance of a license, and a deposit of GBP 10,000 is required at the time of application. Compliance testing is also required for all gaming systems and is the responsibility of the licensee.

The AGCC also introduced a Restricted Use eGambling license in July 2006 allowing operators to operate a mirrored site from within the jurisdiction while their primary site operates elsewhere. Operators may utilize their equipment hosted in Alderney whenever required and pay a daily fee. If a Restricted Use licensee wishes to operate from Alderney for an extended period of time, it may switch to an eGambling license.

As of January 2011, the AGCC has issued eGambling licenses to 51 companies which operates around a hundred online gambling sites. These companies are:

  • Arkin Sports & Leisure Ltd
  • Asia Pacific Gaming Ltd
  • Aydogan Tourism and Leisure Ltd
  • Beast Gaming Limited
  • Blue Square Gaming (Alderney) Ltd
  • Blue Stone Interactive Entertainment Ltd
  • Bonne Terre Ltd
  • Boylesports Alderney Ltd
  • Chartwell Games (Alderney) Ltd
  • Chiligaming Limited
  • Daub Alderney Limited
  • ElectraWorks (Alderney) Ltd
  • Entergaming Ltd
  • Filco Limited
  • Gala (Alderney) Ltd
  • Gamecode Limited
  • Game Account Alderney Ltd
  • Genting Alderney Ltd
  • GBE Alderney Limited
  • Global Mutuel Ltd
  • G.P. (Alderney) Limited
  • Greentube Alderney Limited
  • Interactive Sports (C.I.) Limited
  • Interlogic (Alderney) Limited
  • International Investments Ltd
  • Live Time Technology Company Ltd
  • Marathon Alderney Limited
  • Netplay TV Group Limited
  • Net Entertainment Alderney Limited
  • Oxalic Limited
  • PKR Limited
  • Parlay Games Ltd
  • Pinnacle Sports Europe Limited
  • Playtech Software Ltd
  • Probability Games (Alderney) Ltd
  • QSB Gaming Limited
  • Samvo International Ltd
  • Sega Games Limited
  • Small Screen Casinos Limited
  • SPS Betting (Alderney) Ltd
  • Tombola (Alderney) Ltd
  • Totesport Alderney Limited
  • Vantage Limited
  • Virgin Games Alderney Limited
  • Virtue Fusion Alderney Limited
  • Wagerworks (Alderney) 2 Ltd
  • WagerWorks (Alderney) 4 Ltd
  • Wagerworks (Alderney) 7 Ltd
  • Wagerworks (Alderney) Ltd
  • WMS Alderney 2 Limited
  • Totepool Alderney Limited

About Alderney

Alderney (French: Aurigny; Auregnais: Aoeur'gny) is the most northerly of the Channel Islands. It is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown dependency. It is 3 miles (4.8 km) long and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) wide. The area is 3 square miles (7.8 km2), making it the third largest island of the Channel Islands, and the second largest in the Bailiwick.

Alderney is around 10 miles (16 km) to the west of La Hague in the Cotentin Peninsula, Normandy, in France, 20 miles (32 km) to the north-east of Guernsey and 60 miles (97 km) from the south coast of England. It is the closest of the Channel Islands to France as well as being the closest to England. It is separated from Cap de la Hague by the dangerous Race of Alderney (Le Raz).

The island has a population of only 2,400 people and they are traditionally nicknamed vaques after the cows, or else lapins after the many rabbits seen in the island. Formally, they are known as Ridunians, from the Latin Riduna.