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Alderney's E-Gaming Regulator To Sign Dutch Agreement

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 January, 2015

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) has announced that it intends to sign a memorandum of understanding with regulators in the Netherlands after the Dutch Parliament has approved new online gambling legislation.

The Chief Executive of the Netherlands Gaming Authority, Marja Appelman, visited the AGCC in Alderney last week. She said that it is likely that legislation introducing online gambling in the Netherlands will be passed later this year. She said it is very important, in preparing this legislation, to learn from the experience of the AGCC, which has been a reputable regulator in the field of online gambling for 15 years.

She said: "Alderney is widely experienced and respected in the field of online gambling and, although we still regulate only land-based bricks and mortar casinos, arcades, sports betting, and lotteries in the Netherlands, the special skills required for regulating online gambling are something we can learn from Alderney."

Executive Director of the AGCC Andre Wilsenach said: "Alderney is very pleased to provide whatever assistance it can to countries such as the Netherlands and indeed has provided help to many jurisdictions such as the UK, Denmark, and others. Through providing assistance we build strong relationships with other regulators and this leads to extensive levels of inter co-operation which strengthens our oversight of the industry. This agreement will facilitate information exchange and mutual assistance with licensing and will create a pathway for gambling services provided from Alderney to be available in the future Dutch market."

"Alderney has signed many such agreements over the past few years. We see this as being of enormous benefit to all participating jurisdictions, not least Alderney operators who will gain access to these important markets, which in turn will benefit Alderney and Guernsey."

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