Antigua Directorate of Offshore Gambling Online FAQ
Times have certainly changed, for at one time there was no shortage of gambling related companies who flocked to Antigua to take advantage of its low tax regime along with its quite easy to acquire gambling licenses.
In fact back in the 1990’s there were more gambling sites licensed and located in Antigua than anywhere else in the world, but as times change and with more and more countries now having put into place their own rules, regulations and laws surrounding online gambling sites that are accessible to their residents and citizens you will find only a small number of gambling sites are now located and licensed by the Antigua Directorate of Offshore Gambling.
Sadly it is true to say that Antigua became quite complacent in regards to licensing and regulating online gambling sites and over time they didn’t put the resources in place to offer players a direct channel of communication in regards to being able to submit complaints to the Antigua Directorate of Offshore Gambling in the hope that he would be able to step in and offer assistance in getting problems sorted out.
So with that in mind you are now only likely to find gambling sites that are licensed in Antigua are the ones that you are best advised to steer clear of, for those sites will allow and accept players from countries where online gambling has been deemed illegal or offer players access to real money games that may not have been certified as fair or random and as such you will never have any safeguards in place when playing at any such online gambling site.
Casino Game Fairness
Casino game fairness should be one of the things you look out for and always demand from any online gambling site you play at irrespective if that site is a poker, bingo or online casino, and as such any site you like the look of or are thinking of playing at should have had their entire suite of games tested and certified for fairness by one of the major online and land based casino game testing companies.
There are several companies who offer such a service including eCOGRA, iTech Labs, Gaming Associates, GLI Europe BV, GLI Test Labs Canada ULC, NMI Metrology & Gaming Ltd, BMM Compliance and SQS India Info systems PVT Ltd.
If for whatever reason you do decide to play and amble at any gambling site located and/or licensed in Antigua then always make sure there suit of games has been independently tested and certified as being fair and random by at least one of the above named companies or organisations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should you be interested in gambling at any site that has been issued with a gambling license by the Antigua Directorate of Offshore Gambling then you may have a wide and varied range of questions that you are looking for the answers to, and as we always do when compiling a guide to any of the many worldwide gambling jurisdictions, below you will find several of the most commonly asked questions about this gambling authority and the associated answers to those questions.
Are Winnings from an Antiguan Licensed Gambling Site Taxed?
Does Antigua Impose Age restrictions on Gambling Sites?
Does Antigua License Sports Books?
Is there Many Online Casinos Licensed in Antigua?
What Currency Options are Available
What Payout Time Scales are offered?
What Banking Options are Available?
Do be aware though there are always going to be some very hefty fees and charges associated with a Money Transfer service and as such you should think long and hard as those fees will affect your gambling bankrolls and the values of any winning that you happen to make gambling at any Antiguan licensed online gambling site.
Is there a Complaints Channel?
So please do think long and hard about signing up to any site licensed in Antigua for there are, as you will discover below, lots of other licensing jurisdictions that offer online gamblers the highest levels of protection and peace of mind should they encounter any problems with a gambling site licensed by those other gambling authorities and gambling commissions.
Are Poker Sites Licensed in Antigua?
Other Gambling Commissions and Licensing Authorities
We also have information on many different Gambling Commissions and Licensing Authorities, including the UK Gambling Commission and the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner. You will also find information on the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and the Kahnawake Gaming Commission.
To recent additions include the Nevada Gaming Commission and the New Jersey Casino Control Commission who now licenses and regulates online gambling sites in some US States and two additional licensing commissions and online gambling site gambling license issuers include the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission and the UK Gambling Commission.