The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) was founded in 2000, and since then, it has been striving to build itself a solid reputation. It follows the good practices of the UKGC and the MGA and makes sure its licensees provide players with a safe online gambling environment.
It is true that we don’t read about license terminations and fines imposed by the AGCC, but it does not mean the regulator is lenient towards violators. Quite the opposite. All applicants undergo a thorough verification procedure. No license is awarded unless the Commission requirements are met.
The AGCC website contains guidelines licensees need to adhere to. If a casino fails to comply with the regulations, the Commission has the right to revoke its license.
One of the reasons why casino companies opt for an offshore license is their financial situation. Offshore licenses cost less as compared to the UKGC and the MGA ones. At the same time, they have less value in the eyes of players who were stung by a scam casino and had nobody to send a complaint to.
Speaking of Alderney as an offshore licensing jurisdiction, we consider it the most reliable of them all. At the end of the day, the taxes casinos are trying to avoid are none of players’ concern as long as their winnings are paid on time and in full.