Malta offers interesting opportunities for the iGaming Industry. The Remote Gaming Regulations issued in early 2004 by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) enhanced the existing rules and Malta’s reputation of trust by both players and operators. Since then, there has been a rapid growth in the industry.
The MGA allows most forms of interactive iGaming to be carried out in Malta including but not limited to Amusement Machines, Casino Gaming, Commercial Bingo Games, Commercial Communication games, Gaming Devices, Remote Gaming, Sports Betting, the National lottery and other lotteries and Non-Profit Games.
The MGA has also implemented a procedure for the formal recognition of foreign licences, in particular EU and EEA licences (including post Brexit UK). By means of applying for recognition from the MGA, Licensed companies are allowed to operate in Malta. In such cases the Licensee remains regulated by the jurisdiction issuing its Licence, but is able to operate in and from Malta.
The Remote Gaming Legislative is set to maintain and enhance the reputation of the domicile. The main objectives of the legislation are to ensure, the proper operation on interactive games, the protection of players, the prevention of money laundering, exigencies of public interest. The legislation has proved its worthiness and as a consequence of the same, many of the major player in the remote gaming industry are represented in Malta.