Gaming in Alderney

Gaming in Alderney

Deemed as having a free market approach towards eGambling, Alderney gives operators the possibility of carrying out casino, poker, sports-book and lottery activities through a single full eGambling licence. Alderney is considered as a dynamic jurisdiction providing a strict yet flexible regime that balances the needs of operators on the one hand without hindering the seriousness and reliability of the legal regime on the other.  

Gaming Licences in Alderney

Prospective operators may opt for a Category 1 or 2 licence (or both) depending on the nature of the proposed operation. Category 1 gives the operator the right to organise and prepare gaming operations such as player registration, player verification and management of player funds. A Category 2 licence gives authorisation for the execution of gaming transactions such as operational management of a gaming platform located within an approved hosting centre. Operators who run their own platform and also service the player directly require both a C1 and C2 licence.


As an alternative to a full licence, Alderney presents also the possibility for operators to apply for either one of the following licences: Core Temporary eGambling License, Service Provider Associate Certificate, Foreign Gambling Associate Certificate and Hosting certificate. This allows i-gaming operators to apply only for those parts of the gaming operation that they actually undertake.


Validity of licence

12 months

Yearly License Fee

Category 1:
£35,000 for the first year and the years thereafter where net gaming yield is less than £1 million
£70,000 for net gaming yield equals or exceeds £1 million but is less than £5 million
£100,000 for net gaming yield equals or exceeds £5 million but is less than £7.5 million
£140,000 for net gaming yield equals or exceeds £7.5 million

Category 2 eGambling Licence - £35,000

Temporary eGambling Licence  -  £10,000

Service Provider Associate Certificate - 10,000

Foreign Gambling Associate Certificate - £35,000

Hosting Certificate - nil


No tax or other duties payable on gambling operations

0% corporation tax for companies established for the purposes of holding an Alderney e-gambling  License

No VAT or other Sales tax

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