Antigua’s online gambling operators has launched a gaming association for maintaining a good relationship with gaming regulators. The membership list of the Antigua Leisure and Gaming Association (ALGA) will be available on its website.\

Nigel Pigott, the Antigua entrepreneur and manager of Playtech Antigua, was elected to chair the association. The members of the association are going to organize a meeting with the government to discuss a new gaming legislation, which will replace the gambling Act 2007. According to Senate Minority Leader Harold Lovell, the current gambling legislation needs thorough exploration, especially regarding requirements for gambling operators.

In December 2016, the Antigua government had started drafting the new gambling Act aimed to regulate land-based casinos.

The Financial Services Regulatory Commission from Antigua held a meeting with four of the eight local online gambling operators, in which the sides discussed issues of taxation. The new legislation requires setting of the tax structure based on the number of local employees in the company. According to experts and mass media, this approach would discourage many potential online licensees.

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