In November 2008 Antigua and Barbuda were officially added to the whitelist of places allowed to advertise remote gambling in the UK as if it were an EEA state. This decision followed a reconsideration of Antigua’s application following further representations made to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.
A full assessment of their application was made to ensure it met the criteria set out in the Government’s ‘Whitelisting’ document. As a result operators licensed in Antigua are able to advertise their remote gambling services in the United Kingdom. The States of Alderney and the Isle of Man and Tasmania are the only other jurisdictions to have previously been added to the list of places permitted to advertise. The effect of these decisions is that only gambling operators licensed in EEA countries (including Gibraltar), Alderney, Isle of Man, Tasmania or Antigua and Barbuda can lawfully advertise gambling in the UK.
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