The United Kingdom’s “whitelist” is a list of online gambling jurisdictions whose members are allowed to advertise their services to U.K. residents. The approval has been granted by the Advertising Standards Authority.
So far mostly EU jurisdictions such as Aldernay and the Isle of Man were on the list. The only non-European jurisdiction was Tasmania. Now Antigua has become the second non-European jurisdiction on the U.K. whitelist. The approval is effective from November 21.
This approval comes as a boost for the about 96 online gaming sites registered in Antigua. With the American market already in bad shape and set to dwindle further, this approval will enable the Antigua licensed gaming sites to push into the U.K. market by advertising there. Antigua’s Minister of Finance, Errol Cort, under whose control the gaming operations fall, has expressed his pleasure at this development. It is worth noting that there are many jurisdictions, like the Kahnawake Gaming Commission of Canada, whose applications are yet pending.