Alderney Gambling Control Commission establishes Full Tilt review

Alderney Gambling Control Commission establishes Full Tilt review

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) has established an independent review into its actions which culminated in the suspension and revocation of licences belonging to Full Tilt Poker earlier this year.

The investigation will be headed by the former Chairman of the British Gambling Commission, Peter Dean CBE, with AGCC stating that it is conducting the review “in order to provide full transparency”.

“As soon as we became aware that there were possible irregularities in relation to FTP’s operational integrity AGCC acted to discharge fully our statutory obligations.” said AGCC Executive Director André Wilsenach.

“We believe we acted appropriately and fairly at all times but, following our own internal assessment and the inevitable questions that have been raised by third parties, the Commission decided that it is in the best interests of players, licence holders and AGCC itself to commission an independent review and to make the outcome public.

“I am delighted that Peter Dean has agreed to conduct the review. He has many years of experience at the top of the British Gambling Commission and commands wide respect from operators and regulators alike. He has been asked to review fully the actions taken by AGCC in respect of FTP and to focus specifically on the appropriateness, timeliness and fairness of those actions.”

Dean, who was Deputy Chairman of the UK’s Monopolies and Mergers Commission from 1990 to 1997 and from 1996 to 2001 served as the Investment Ombudsman appointed by the Investment Management Regulatory Organisation (IMRO), has until the end of March 2012 to provide his report.

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