Antigua Close to Approval for “Whitelisting” in UK

by Lou on January 26, 2008

The government of Antigua announced that it may yet achieve whitelist status in the United Kingdom. If they achieve this coveted status, they’ll be able to advertise there.

Antigua expressed confidence that their application for whitelisting under the UK gambling law will be approved following a meeting between UK Minister for Sport Gerry Sutcliffe MP, and Antiguan Minister of Finance and the Economy Dr. L. Errol Cort (pictured right).

Only a precious few applicants have been accepted for whitelisting, and includes Alderney, and the Isle of Man. Because Antigua’s application has yet to be approved, Errol Cort met with Sutcliffe to ensure him that all information required to complete its review and approve Antigua’s application was on hand.

“I was happy to learn that very little stands in the way of our approval for whitelisting,” said Dr. Cort, “and I think I can express confidence that this issue will be resolved favorably in the very near future.”

Antigua’s Director of Gaming Kaye McDonald added, “We are acknowledged global leaders in the regulation of this industry. Our standards are the highest in the world and we view the whitelisting as important to demonstrate our commitment to the highest standards in the supervision and oversight of this dynamic industry.”

Cort viewed the mission an unqualified success, saying “This meeting shows what governments can accomplish by working cooperatively and openly to resolve issues between them. We appreciate Minister Sutcliffe’s interest in this matter and look forward to concluding this matter shortly.”

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