Alderney is a part of the Channel Islands administrated by the United Kingdom. The islands have a rich history and they are now legally considered as a self-governing, democratic territory and one of the principal Islands of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The Alderney Islands are located outside the European Union; however, certain issues such as Foreign Policy are administered by the United Kingdom. With the support of the government, Alderney Island has emerged as an offshore financial hub.

Alderney Licensing

 

Alderney has a vibrant financial industry. It also a very important gambling sector which has been promoted by the Government. The Government seeks to encourage online gaming and so most of the Alderney Gambling Licenses are issued in the form of Alderney Gaming License which allows operators to run online gaming platforms. The island also has a very favorable tax regime with a 0% Corporation Tax rate. Due to these features, remote gaming in Alderney has developed as a very strong industry.

Alderney Gambling License

An Alderney Gambling License for online gaming is issued by The Alderney Gambling Control Commission. An Online Gaming License in Alderney is issued by the Commission in Compliance with the Alderney eGambling Regulations, 2009 and The Alderney eGambling Ordinance, 2009.

There are two types of gambling licenses:

Category 1 e-gambling Licenses

A Category 1 License does not allow the holder to operate a gambling business, but it is essential for entering into contracts with players, promoting the games and verifying the identity of the consumer and managing his funds.

Category 2 e-gambling licenses

The category 2 License allows the holders to operate the games and takes bets and also use approved hardware and software for gambling.

It has been provided in the regulations that a holder of only a Category 2 License will not be able to contact consumers directly. As such, it must be noted that both the licenses may be required to operate an Alderney online gaming business.

There are two other categories of Alderney Gambling License:

Temporary e-gambling Licenses

These licenses permit the holder to perform the functions of both Category 1 and Category 2 licensees but only for a temporary period (29 days continuously, or for an aggregate of 59 total days of use within any six-month period.)

Category 2 Associate Certificate

An Associate certificate holder is normally a Foreign Gambling License Holder to whom a Category 1 License holder can divert his customers. It cannot be a Category 2 e-gambling license holder.

Preparing for an Alderney E-gambling License

An Alderney e-gambling license can only be issued to an Alderney Based company. So, Alderney company formation is the first step to obtain a license.

Alderney gaming license cost

The cost of an Alderney Gaming License varies according to the license that is sought.
An overview of the costs is:

Category 1 Licenses

1
Category 1 eGambling License
When applying for Category 1 License for the first time in the first year
£17,500
2
Category 1 eGambling License
Renewal after the first year (without any minimum threshold)
£35,000
3
Category 1 eGambling Licence (Band A)
For renewal by a licensee whose annualized net gaming yield is less than £500,000
£35,000
4
Category 1 eGambling License (Band B)
For renewal by a licensee whose annualized net gaming yield equals or exceeds £500,000 but is less than £1 million
£60,000
5
Category 1 eGambling License (Band C)
For renewal by a licensee whose annualized net gaming yield equals or exceeds £1 million but is less than £5 million
£80,000
6
Category 1 eGambling License (Band D)
For renewal by a licensee whose annualized net gaming yield equals or exceeds £5 million but is less than £7.5 million
£130,000
7
Category 1 eGambling License (Band E)
For renewal by a licensee whose annualized net gaming yield equals or exceeds £7.5 million but is less than £20 million
£200,000
8
Category 1 eGambling License (Band F)
For renewal by a licensee whose annualized net gaming yield equals or exceeds £20 million but is less than £30 million
£290,000
9
Category 1 eGambling License (Band G)
For renewal by a licensee whose annualized net gaming yield equals or exceeds £30 million
£400,000

Category 2 Licenses

1
Category 2 eGambling license
When applying for Category 2 License for the first time in the first year
£17,500
2
Category 2 eGambling license
For renewal by a licensee
£35,000

How to get a Gaming License in Alderney

Alderney has very stringent legislations but Alderney Casino Licenses and Gambling businesses enjoy a very high reputation. Empire has a team of Gaming experts with an expertise in Alderney Licensing and can assist you with the application process. The experts at Empire a renowned Professional Services & Advisory Firm dealing with Gaming law will assist in the completion of all the steps starting with company formation to commencement of business. You can reach the Online Gaming License experts at Empire through our website www.empireglobal.partners and or by email at info@empireglobal.partners. We offer clear written contract agreements clearly mentioning the applicable charges including the refund policy, in the unlikely event that the application is unsuccessful.