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Associate Certificate


Information concerning the initial certificate application, certificate conditions, modifications to and surrender of certificate, suspension, revocation and other sanctions relevant to associate certificates is set out in Part II of the eGambling Regulations, 2009 and can be found here.




A Category 1 Associate Certificate authorises the organisation and preparation of gambling
operations, namely the registration and verification of players, the contractual relationship with
them, and the management of player funds by a foreign entity.
A Category 2 Associate is an entity (other than a Category 2 eGambling licensee) to whom a
Category 1 eGambling licensee transfers customers, or allows them to be transferred, for the
purpose of that entity effecting gambling transactions with the customer or arranging for those
customers to gamble with others.

An Associate Certificate cannot be held by an Alderney Company unless that Alderney Company
is also licenced by the AGCC to undertake either Category 1 or Category 2 activity.



Step1: The applicant submits an application to the AGCC consisting of the following:


Step 2: The Commission assesses the application against the criteria provided for in Regulations 66 and 67 and makes its determination of the application as provided for in Regulation 74.


Step 3: If the application is successful, a certificate is issued on payment of the fee.


Following the grant of a certificate, the AGCC will need to approve the certificate holder’s internal control system and gaming equipment.


An internal control system is the document which outlines all relevant internal procedures. In order to have this approved a licensee should:

  • Read the relevant regulations 175-187

  • Write the ICS document, following the ICS guidelines – these are on the AGCC website here. It is important that an ICS addresses each point in the guidelines.

  • Fill in the “approval of an internal control system” application form here and send it to the AGCC with the required £10,000 deposit.

  • Submit the ICS document to the AGCC, via email, as a Word attachment. We will then review this and will advise where the ICS needs revisions or amendments.


An ICS template can be downloaded here.


Approval of an ICS will be given once we are satisfied a system provides satisfactory, effective and comprehensive operational control.

Games and gaming equipment will need to be approved. All gambling equipment will need to be independently tested, although previous testing may be taken into consideration. In order to gain approval of gambling equipment a foreign gambling associate certificate holder should:

  • Read the relevant Regulations 200-215

  • Fill in the “approval of gambling equipment” application form here and send it to the AGCC with the required £10,000 deposit


We will then review the scope of any testing required and will discuss with the licensee how this will be achieved.

A set of technical standards are available from here. During the evaluation process the AGCC may make use of third parties that are knowledgeable in the field of gambling systems.

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