Antigua & Barbuda participating in Major Gaming Expo

This year, the Caribbean jurisdiction of Antigua and Barbuda made its first appearance at one of the gaming industry’s events International Gaming Expo at Earls Court, in London from January 27-29.

The Financial Services Regulatory Commission, Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority, LIME Antigua and ACT are20at the Antigua and Barbuda stand inviting delegates to discover why some of the industry’s premier brands have made this island paradise their home base.

The delegation was led by Trevor Mathurin- Deputy CEO of the Financial Services Regulatory Commission who works closely with the Banking and Insurance departments along with Kaye McDonald on all matters relating to gaming.

“We are extremely proud to have a presence at ICEi in London this year,” said Director of Gaming Ms Kaye McDonald. “We have invested in building a highly reputable jurisdiction and will be leveraging our competitive advantage as one of the few UK white listed jurisdictions. The industry is aware of our unswerving commitment to ensuring they have access to global markets.”

Investment Promotion Director of ABIA Fitzmaurice Christian remarked that “our focus will be on gaming companies and supporting services such as hosting and=2 0payment processing. In the current challenging economic climate, Antigua offers gaming operators and support service companies a unique opportunity to grow their business by locating some or all of their operations in our highly reputable business friendly jurisdiction. Additionally, we need to diversify our economy by bringing a range of industries to provide much needed employment for our people. These industries are less seasonal in nature and so cushion the shocks from tourism”.

LIME and ACT are playing a prominent role at the IGE by providing information on the capability of the country’s modern telecommunications infra structure. The current infrastructure provides a high level of redundancy with its two cable systems. Dedicated broadband internet services are available that support up to GigE.

Aside from its economic and political climate, modern telecommunication infrastructure Antigua and Barbuda offers more experience than almost any other in the world:

* One of the first remote gambling jurisdictions with a globally respected regulatory system since 1997

* ‘WTO approved’ – Antigua’s decisive win of the USA at the World Trade Organisation reinforces the jurisdiction’s standing as a committed and respected leader in the global gaming industry

* UK Whitelisting – One of a select few from around the world to make the grade with the UK’s tough DCMS regulatory environment, allowing Antigua-based operators to advertise to the lucrative UK market

* Extensive expertise in call centre services, financial services and e-Services provide an out-of-the-box solutions

Antigua and Barbuda was one of the first countries to licence, regulate and build an international remote gaming industry – with tax incentives offering the most attractive business opportunities of all the jurisdictions for operators around the globe.

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