Alderney has announced a revised gambling licensing structure in an effort to improve the process.

The jurisdiction has chosen to implement a system based on a mixture of licences and certificates.

"In 2006 we changed from a dual to a single licence concept, as we realised then that regulation could be simplified to reflect the common issues and activities of the two types of licensees," explained Andre Wilsenach, chief executive officer of the Alderney Gambling Commission.

"However, increasingly we have seen the need to reduce the licensing framework into a mix of licences and certificates.

"Certificates are used to confirm that equipment has been tested and suppliers have passed our tests for fitness and propriety. Licences are used to authorise activities and this latter category has now been split along functionality lines: gambling operations - this includes player registration, management of player funds and of the gambling offering.

"These activities will be subject to a category I licence. The gambling platform - the provision of approved games, run from an authorised hosting centre. This will be subject to a category 2 licence."