|International gaming licences aren’t easy to come by – so Action Online Entertainment, had to satisfy stringent reviews to win only the fifth online gaming licence granted by the Isle of Man last week. |
The Isle of Man, an autonomous British Crown dependency, has a strict regulatory environment, and a favourable tax system which has made it a mecca for gaming operators around the world looking for a safe, regulated base for their casinos. Other Licencees based on the island include MGM Mirage, Sun International, Littlewoods and Rank, but Action online are the only non-public, non-land based operator to be given a licence.
``We are very pleased to be awarded a gaming license in the Isle of Man and look forward to success,'' company Director Jim McKennon stated. ``We chose to apply for one of these prestigious licenses because the leadership and regulation in the Isle of Man for the e-gaming industry represents the highest standards of jurisdictional control.''
Action Online’s initial rollout will be in Europe, with the launch of online casino clubfiore.