The Alderney Gambling Control Commission was founded in May of 2000 under The Gambling (Alderney) 1999. The Alderney Gambling Commission voted on February 28, 2005 to allow a "free market approach towards e-gambling." This decision allows the jurisdiction’s licensees to accept bets from players in all other countries, including the United States.
In July of 2006, the Commission introduced new provisions to its legislative framework. The Commission created the first eGambling license which encompasses multiple gaming types; casino, poker, sportsbook, or lottery. The annual fee for this type of license is £ 70,000. The applicant must pay the cost of all investigations required for the issuance of a license, and a deposit of GBP £10,000 is required at the time of application. Compliance testing is also required for all gaming systems and is the responsibility of the licensee.
The Commission also introduced a Restricted Use eGambling license in July 2006 allowing operators to operate a mirrored site from within the jurisdiction while their primary site operates elsewhere. Operators may utilize their equipment hosted in Alderney whenever required and pay a daily fee. If a Restricted Use licensee wishes to operate from Alderney for an extended period of time, it may switch to an eGambling license.
Effective as of May 1, 2008, an amendment was made to the Alderney eGambling Regulations influencing advertising conditions. One stipulation the amendment makes is that an eGambling licensee’s advertising must comply with the advertising laws of the target market’s jurisdiction.
As of April of 2009, the Alderney Gambling Control Commission had issued 42 eGambling licenses and 2 Restricted Use licenses.