How to get Alderney Online gambling license

How to get Alderney Online gambling license?

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Alderney is located on the North of the Channel Islands. The government of Alderney is actively developing the gambling business in its country, as well as improving its legislation to make the gambling industry comply with international standards. 

Many operators want to obtain an Alderney gambling license due to the great reputation of the jurisdiction. The availability of this permit increases the level of trust among players in the gambling enterprise. Operators who are not associated with criminals, run an honest gaming platform, and meet all the standards and requirements of the country can purchase an Alderney gambling license. 

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission is a local body, which regulates egambling and issues permits to operators. This board is actively working to combat money laundering and crime, as well as ensuring that all consumer rights are secured. Therefore, the Gambling Control Commission AGCC controls that access to gaming platforms is prohibited for minors and potentially vulnerable persons. 

Types of Alderney Gaming License

B2C license and Associate Certificate

This type of license belongs to the 1st category and is intended for operators who are citizens of Alderney and foreign citizens. The difference is that citizens of Alderney are issued a license, and foreign companies are issued an Associate Certificate. Holders of this permit have the right to offer different types of gambling, verify the ID identification of the users, manage the users’ funds, etc.

B2B license and Associate Certificate

Software vendors wishing to sell their product to operators must obtain a category 2 license. This type of permit allows operators to cooperate with providers of gambling content or casino software. Like a B2C license, a B2B license is issued to citizens of Alderney, and foreign entities can get an Associate Certificate.

The validity period for both permit types above is one year.

Temporary license

A temporary license is intended for owners of other jurisdictions’ licenses. Holders of this permit are entitled to offer gambling activities for a specified period of time. Temporary licenses are issued for 29 days or 59 days with interruptions of up to 6 months.

If the operator wants to obtain a full license after the expiration of the temporary license, he must submit an application within 42 days.

Procedure for obtaining a gambling license for Alderney

The process of obtaining a gambling license for Alderney is very complicated and time-consuming. Consideration of the applicant’s documents takes approximately 4-6 months if we don’t take into account the procedure for collecting the necessary package of documents. If the information provided by the applicant does not match or the operator didn’t provide a complete package of documents, AGCC will send it back to fill in the modifications. Therefore, in order to eliminate the risks of refusal or return of documents, operators often ask for help from qualified lawyers.

Requirements for obtaining B2C and B2B licenses:

Conditions that must be met before obtaining a license:

  • The company is obliged to fully comply with all the requirements that are specified in the legislation of the country.
  • Register an enterprise in Alderney.
  • Submit an application.
  • Pay a deposit of £10,000.
  • Provide the regulator with a business plan.
  • Confirm the availability of AML-CFT Policy.
  • Provide detailed information about the games.
  • Provide information on the withdrawal of funds for players from the platform.
  • Confirm the availability of RNG, RTP certificates.
  • Submit other required documents to apply for Alderney gambling license.

The license acquisition algorithm includes a close check of the iGaming website by the competent body. The regulator needs to ensure that the newcomer will operate fair and will not spoil the reputation of the jurisdiction.

Conditions for getting a temporary license:

  • Submit applications and the required package of documents.
  • Pay a deposit of £5,000.
  • Provide a business plan.
  • Provide all the necessary information about the beneficiaries of the company.
  • Provide data on all corporate structures involved in the process.

Operators who want to get an Associate Certificate do not need to be in the territory of Bailiwick. However, for the office and resident representative of the company, physical presence is mandatory. 

How much does an Alderney gambling license cost?

FeeB2C licenseB2B licenseTemporary    permit
Submitting an application£17,500 (this fee doesn’t include the cost of the permit)£17,500  (this fee doesn’t include the cost of the permit)
£10,000 (It is necessary to submit an initial deposit of £5,000 before approval)
£35,000 (license cost included)£35,000 (license cost included)
License renewal£35,000 — £400,000 per year (amount depends on NGY — Net Gaming Yield)£35,000 per year£10,000 per year
Gambling business partnership fee£3,000 per year (one partnership)£3,000 per year  (one partnership)£3,000 per year (one partnership)

Also, operators may be charged licensing fees for other additional certificates and inspections such as:

  • Key Individual Certificates; 
  • Core Services Associate Certificates;
  • Application modification;
  • Hosting;
  • Gaming equipment inspections, etc.


Gambling businesses are tax-free in the jurisdiction, which is a huge advantage for casino owners.

Disadvantages and advantages of acquiring a gambling license in Alderney


  • Prestige.
  • Customer trust.
  • Reliability.
  • No taxation.
  • Straightforward application procedure.
  • Fast consideration process.
  • A single license for all gambling services.


  • High license cost.
  • Strict requirements of the local regulator.

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