Alderney regulator appoints new executive director

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The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) has appointed a new executive director in John Starck after it promoted him from his previous post as director of regulatory operations.

Starck takes over from André Wilsenach, who announced earlier this month that he was to leave the AGCC after 14 years to head up the newly-established International Centre for Gaming Regulation at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

AGCC chair Lord Richard Faulkner commented: “It was an easy decision to promote from within, and we are confident that under John’s leadership the AGCC will continue from strength to strength.

“Jorn has already over many years been a key player in the AGCC’s success as an eGambling regulator, and we are excited about this new chapter in the AGCC’s story.”

Starck has worked with the AGCC since 2007 after working in avour capacities in the igaming sector. He has served in several management positions for betting and gaming operators and affiliates. In 2011 he was appointed to the role of director of compliance for the AGCC and was later promoted to director of regulations in 2014.

Starck commented on his recent appointment: “I am honoured to be offered this position and very excited about the opportunity to lead the AGCC. With the strong relationships I already have with industry, government and other stakeholders, together with the support of the Commissioners and a very experienced team around me, I am very confident about the future of Alderney as an eGambling jurisdiction.”

Alderney, the third largest of the Channel Islands and one of the constitutive islands of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, is approximately 8 miles from France and 60 miles from mainland Britain. It has its own government, legislature and company laws and operates with the same modern banking, insurance and investment laws as Guernsey.

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