Online casino ranking by a license Directorate of Offshore Gaming
Directorate of Offshore Gaming
The Directorate of Offshore Gaming was founded in 1994 and became one of the very first jurisdictions to offer licensing service. This regulator is a branch of financial department of regulating commission of Antigua and Barbuda, a small island to the east of Puerto Rico and to the north of Venezuela.
It is worth mentioning that the majority of gambling regulators are located in small states and on islands. There are 2 reasons for this. First of all, major political bodies are more concerned about public reaction towards the issue rather than in legalization of newly emerged and previously not regulated market. Secondly, smaller states are more dependent on taxes, and online gambling market is always ready to add some extra money to their budget. This may lead to conflict of interests, as such jurisdictions are fully dependent on taxes gathered from online gambling business. It makes it unprofitable for these states to put pressure on a casino in case of any dispute with a player as this may result in fall of the casino’s income.
Directorate of Offshore Gaming belongs to the category, which allows casinos to accept real money players from the USA. Commonly, it is treated as a very bad sign. In other words, the regulator doesn’t care about its reputation that much so it is even ready to break the US laws. The Directorate of Offshore Gaming seems to be the best regulator willing to accept the US players. Still they are not quick to solve players’ problems. If you want to make a complaint against a casino regulated by the government of Antigua and Barbuda send your it to [email protected]
Website – http://www.antiguagaming.gov.ag
Email – [email protected]
Fax – (268)481-3305
Address – The Directorate of Offshore Gaming
Division of Gaming
Royal Palm Place
Friar’s Hill Road
P.O. Box 2674
St. John’s Antigua & Barbuda