In this section, you can find information about Anjouan online gambling legislation, requirements for a casino license, information about gambling taxes, dispute resolution process and where to address the player complaints.
Information about Anjouan and its gambling legislation
Anjouan is a big island located in the Indian Ocean, covering an area of 163 miles. It is near the Mozambique Channel and considered as an African country. Its population is around 300.000. The island is a part of the State of Comoros and became independent in 1975. Political stability is at minimum levels, coups are a part of the daily routine.
Anjouan has its own laws, which are inspired by the French legislature. The island offers electronic gambling and betting licenses since 2005. The only legislation about this is called, “Offshore Finance Authority Act”. There is no separate government agency for these licenses, the only body authorized to register companies in Anjouan is the Chamber of Commerce. They have no website but you can learn the details from http://comoros.eregulations.org/, a common site for all members of the State. http://www.anjouan.net/en_investir.htm website has also some recommendations about investing in Anjouan, which is probably the official website of the island. You can also check http://www.gouvernorat-anjouan.com address, the personal website of the governor.
There is only one gambling company licensed from the Anjouan, and that is the Slotland group.
Licensing requirements and fees
Details are unknown. A company called Anjouan Corporate Services Ltd. claims that it is the only agent recognized and authorized by the Offshore Finance Authority for marketing of gambling licenses. However, there is no way to prove this and their website looks very shady. According to our research, only the Anjouan Chamber of Commerce is authorized for these services. Unfortunately, there is no way to reach them online.
It seems all you need is an identity card, an address, a certificate of morality and 2.500 Euros to get your license. You need to renew it each year, which costs 2.000 Euros. The whole process takes a week maximum. However, as we mentioned above, these are not confirmed facts and subject to change with each government (or coup). Although, one thing is known for sure: your servers can be in another part of the world. The island does not have the required infrastructure for hosting the servers. This also means zero income tax for the operators and tells a lot what you can expect in about dispute resolution.
Anjouan gambling taxes and limitations
Unknown, but since it is considered as an offshore haven, we can safely say all of your winnings are tax-free. Your local laws and legislature may differ.
There is no player protection and/or limitation unless the casino itself offers it.
Complaints and Dispute Resolution
Basically, you are on your own. Anjouan is a little African country with coup d’état’s as a daily routine. If you manage to find somebody who is interested in your complaint, he/she probably will get killed in the next coup. Stay away from online casinos which are licensed in Anjouan if you don’t want to lose your hard earned money.