The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) has signed its latest agreement to share information and expertise with another regulator. The AGCC agreed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). According to a statement from the AGCC the agreement “provides for the exchange of information; cooperation during investigations and inspections, where appropriate; as well as developing initiatives in the areas of common standards, requirements, testing protocols and other matters that will enhance integrity, consumer protection, public confidence and anti-crime measures.”
Alderney already has MOU’s in place with regulators in Denmark, Nevada and Kahnawake and said the latest deal has been made in part so that they can help the province to develop an online gaming solution. Ontario will open its online gaming site later this year and the AGCC said that it’s become involved so the “hold standard” social responsibility standards are met and players are protected.
The regulator is still the subject of an external review after their woeful handling of the Full Tilt Poker debacle. It led to them being criticized and many questioning whether they should keep licences with the regulator. What the agreement will bring is the chance to do things that are little bit better than British Colombia – which frankly wouldn’t be too hard. If the BCLC had got a hold of a good European company or regulator to help them along the way then maybe they wouldn’t have ended up in such a pickle in the first place. Ontario shouldn’t have the same problems and the deal looks a good fit on both sides of the table.