Alderney to License Online Casinos

18 July 2001
According to information on the Alderney Gambling Control Commission's website, the island's government "has resolved that legislation be prepared to permit Internet Gaming in Alderney."

Although the legislation and regulations are still in the works, they will "be of the high standards that major jurisdictions such as the United States of America, the United Kingdom and other European countries and Australia would expect and require." The move follows the Isle of Man's recent decision to do the same and coincides with the United Kingdom Gambling Review Body's recommendation that Great Britain regulate Internet gambling.

No date has been set for when interested parties can begin applying for the Alderney gaming license, however, Commission CEO Moran Chapman acknowledged, "The Alderney Gambling Control Commission will soon be in a position to accept applications for Internet gaming licenses."

The commission has decided that there will be some specific forms required from applicants, including a formal application, a corporate declaration (if appropriate) and a declaration for key personnel.

Further, probity investigations and compliance testing, either through GGS-AU Pty Ltd or another approved testing agency, will be required. The Internet gaming system standards "will broadly follow the Australian model," according to the commission. That means there will be a technical framework devoted to security and the integrity of gaming; system requirements; interface requirements; player protection and compliance audits.

A license fee of £75,000 will be charged, along with a yet-to-be-determined application fee. The Alderney Gambling Control Commission will issue six licenses lasting initially for three years.

Alderney is a self-governing, democratic territory and one of the constitutive islands of the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Additional information can be obtained from the commission's website at or by writing to the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, P.O. Box 15, Alderney, Channel Islands.