Licences and Fees

Alderney’s world-renowned licencing regime

The activity of your business will determine the kind of Licence required from Alderney. Our modular approach to regulation has not only simplified the requirements for operators, but has ensured longevity of the regulation in an ever evolving marketplace.

Fundamentally, Alderney’s licencing regime separates the two distinct functions of eGambling. A Category 1 Licence covers all aspects of player management and the Category 2 Licence covers all aspects of providing the games and betting activities.

For an easy-to-view chart on how our licencing compares with other jurisdictions, please click here.

Category 1 Licence Business to Customer

Registering, verifying and contracting with the customer and managing player funds.

Once player verification has been completed, the player can be offered activities from either a Category 2 licenced platform in Alderney, or any other platform licenced by a competent authority. Operators are free to build up their own portfolio of games and activities.

FEE - Fees for a Category 1 Licence are banded according to the Net Gaming Yield (NGY) but an introductory flat fee of £17,500 is charged for the first year. Thereafter, £35,000 for a NGY of up to £500k and a banded fee structure applies up to NGY of £30m. There is a maximum fee of £400,000 (all activities included).


Visit the Alderney Gambling Control Commission to download an application form.

Category 2 Licence Business to Business

Effecting the gambling transaction including operational management of a gambling platform located in an approved hosting centre in Alderney or Guernsey.

Any number and type of gambling activity can be approved onto a single Category 2 Licence. Alderney has the widest definition of gambling and gaming and can approve any activity from the traditional to the contemporary and innovative.

FEE - A Category 2 Licence has an introductory fee of £17,500 for the first year the £35,000 pa flat fee thereafter, regardless of the amount of business transacted over the platform or the number of activities installed on the platform.


Visit the Alderney Gambling Control Commission to download an application form.

Category 2 Associate Certificate Business to Business (outside of Alderney)

Effecting the gambling transaction including operational management of a gambling platform located outside of Alderney.

This is the foreign based equivalent of a Category 2 Licence.

FEE - For a Category 2 Associate Certificate the introductory fee is £35,000 for the first year and £50,000 pa thereafter.


Visit the Alderney Gambling Control Commission to download an application form.

Core Services Associate Certificate (CSAC)

Providing gambling specific software – such as games – to an Alderney Licencee.

A core services associate certificate is required if an operator wishes to provide 3rd party services (gambling software, player fund deposit, company management) to an Alderney operator.

FEE - The annual fee for a Core Services Associate Certificate is £10,000.


Visit the Alderney Gambling Control Commission to download an application form.

For a full list of fees including deposits, penalties and operational costs, please visit the Alderney Gambling Control Commission site.

www.gamblingcontrol.org

Alderney Gambling Homepage

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