The Chief Executive of the Jersey Gambling Commission, Dr Jason Lane, said:
“The Jersey Gambling Commission is very pleased to note the Council of Ministers’ renewed endorsement for the eGaming sector, and also that ministers share the industry’s view that the sector presents a significant opportunity for the Island.
“As the independent regulator for all forms of gambling in Jersey, we share their view that, properly regulated, the sector can be an important one for Jersey, and can add to the Island’s economic diversification in a way that aligns with strategic goals about the digital economy and the need for high-value/low-footprint activity.
“We look forward in the coming weeks and months to playing a full and constructive part in the discussion about the future of the sector.”
About the Commission
The Jersey Gambling Commission was established in September 2010 and is funded by licence fees, not the taxpayer. Its remit covers the regulation of gambling in the Island and advising the Economic Development Minister, Economic Affairs Scrutiny Panel and the States on policy and legislation. It also operates a dedicated gambling therapy service for Jersey residents at www.gamblingtherapy.je. The Commission works to three guiding principles enshrined in law, namely that gambling services should be conducted responsibly and with safeguards necessary to protect children and vulnerable people; that they should be regulated in accordance with generally accepted international standards to prevent fraud and money laundering, and should not be permitted to be a source of crime; and that they should be verifiably fair to consumers of those services.