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Greentube-owned StarGames is preparing for German market entry

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Greentube’s online gaming site StarGames, known in the industry as the first brand to offer the original Book of Ra title to online players in the German market, is set to apply for a nationwide licence in the country as new legislation comes into effect in July 2021.

MGA recommends “re-domiciliation” for post-Brexit UK business

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The Malta Gaming Authority has reiterated its ruling that British-based operators must be “established in the European Economic Area” following Brexit, in..

MGA halts two further licenses in operator crackdown

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The Malta Gaming Authority has cancelled the licenses of online operators Neptune Entertainment and Triton Gaming, stating the entities must shut down all..

Malta Gaming Authority commits to support the All-In Diversity Project

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The All-in Diversity Project, an industry-driven initiative that aims to benchmark diversity, equality and inclusion in the global gaming sector, is proud to welcome one of the world’s leading gaming regulators as a Strategic Partner. The MGA, one of the...

MGA releases ADR framework for mediating B2C disputes

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Following the recent approval of the 2018 Gaming Act, the Malta Gaming Authority has issued its first directive in line with Article 7(2), which mandates the launch of an Alternative Dispute Resolution framework. Effective as of 3 December, the ADR outline...

BetConstruct enables poker vertical under MGA licence

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BetConstruct has continued to sweep up accreditation from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) after securing approval to add poker to its set of licensed products. The developer and provider of online and land-based gaming solutions has confirmed that it has

Malta Gaming Authority releases new gaming framework directives

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The Malta Gaming Authority has released its new gaming framework directives. The Regulations which, together with the new Gaming Act (Cap. 583 of the Laws of Malta) form the new gaming regulatory framework were published in the Government Gazette of Malta…

MGA hails $1bn gaming industry contribution as sign of growth to come

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The Malta Gaming Authority has announced that the resident gaming industry directly contributed $1.28bn to the country’s economy in 2017. The figure, which accounts for approximately 11 percent of Malta’s total earnings, was achieved as employment in…

Malta Gaming Authority publish annual report

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The Malta Gaming Authority has published its Annual Report and Financial Statements for the financial year ending 31 December 2017. The report provides an overview of the activities and work performed throughout the year by the MGA which mainly

The Malta Gaming Authority appoints Heathcliff Farrugia as new CEO

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Heathcliff Farrugia is to be appointed CEO of the the Malta Gaming Authority. Farrugia joined the Gaming Authority in the role of chief operations officer in 2014. He held this position for two years until his appointment as chief regulatory officer in 2016. In this role, he was responsible for all the regulatory activities of the MGA with specific focus...

MGA criticise “senseless” Mafia claims

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The Malta Gaming Authority has refuted claims that Palermo Mafia organisations had attempted to enter the country’s gaming industry.   The MGA claimed a recent “speculative and senseless” article from the Times of Malta, detailing the allegations, was intended “solely to harm Malta’s reputation as a gaming jurisdiction of excellence.” The reported scheme, in which Mafia members allegedly sought a Malta-based operator...

Gaming adds 12 percent to Malta’s economy, MGA says

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  According to the Malta Gaming Authority, gaming brought in more than $655.6m to the economy between January and June 2017.   Representing 12 percent of its total value, the amount was up from 10 percent of the year before. The MGA added that the segment has also generated more jobs (9,000 full-time jobs) than it was previously projected (6,400 full-time jobs). Tax revenue...

MGA unveils new online licensing system

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The MGA (Malta Gaming Authority) has launched a new licensing system, which the regulator hopes will simplify the process for operators.   During a press conference addressed by the MGA’s executive chairman Joseph Cuschieri and Silvio Schembri, a Maltese parliamentary secretary, the two officials unveiled the New Licensee Relationship Management System. The Malta Gaming Authority is taking another step towards achieving efficiency...

MGA unveils new online licensing system

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The Malta Gaming Authority has launched a new licensing system, which the regulator hopes will simplify the process for operators.   During a press conference addressed by the MGA’s executive chairman Joseph Cuschieri (pictured) and Silvio Schembri, a Maltese parliamentary secretary, the two officials unveiled the New Licensee Relationship Management System. The system, which came about through a collaboration with Microsoft, comprises...

Malta announces sweeping changes to gaming framework

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Malta’s gambling regulator, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), has launched a consultation on some of its most wide-ranging reforms to its gaming framework to-date.   The primary objective is to give the MGA more flexibility by repealing all existing gaming legislation and replacing it with a single primary Act of Parliament titled the ‘Gaming Act’, supported by guidelines and directives issued...

Malta positions itself as Gibraltar’s prime alternative

A boost in interest in licences suggests that Malta has become the number one choice for operators looking to remain in the European market.
It’s fair to say that the past year hasn’t been the easiest for Gibraltar, from the looming threat of Brexit to the recent ECJ judgement that the jurisdiction must pay higher taxes to the United Kingdom. But in Malta, a boost in interest in licences suggests that the region has become the number one choice for operators looking to...

AMLD 4: A paradigm shift for remote gaming

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With the deadline for implementation of the EU’s fourth anti-money laundering directive having passed, Reuben Portanier, founder of Avviza and former CEO of the Malta Gaming Authority, assesses the impact it will have on Europe’s remote gaming sector.   The EU’s fourth AMLD is nothing less than a paradigm shift in Europe’s remote gaming industry, lawyers have warned, which could see...

MGA increases Zitro’s licence in Malta

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The MGA (Malta Gaming Authority) has certified thirteen new video bingo games from Zitro Interactive, expanding the catalogue of games certified in Malta.   Zitro now has 21 certified games in the region available to all operators of online casinos and distributors licensed in the jurisdiction. The company claims the recent expansion will allow online casinos Vera & John, Sportingbet and Betboo,...

Industry turns out for GSA Europe’s first Open House

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GSA Europe, a division of the Gaming Standards Association, has recorded a successful first edition of its open house event, drawing more than 30 attendees from across the European gaming industry spectrum.   Headlining the event was Malta Gaming Authority Executive Chairman Joseph Cuschieri, who addressed attendees and shared his enthusiasm for working with GSA members to raise industry standards. He said:...

Malta issues 26 new licences in first quarter

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Malta’s gaming economy continues to grow at pace, with 26 new licences issued in the first quarter alone, adding to a sector that now comprises 13 percent of the local economy.   The news was delivered within the regulator’s quarterly report, which showed licensee growth was well up from last year’s first quarter, when 13 licences were issued. As of the...

Ganapati secure landmark Malta licence

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Landmark agreement expands the regulated operations of Ganapati in Malta.   Ganapati Malta has been awarded a Class 4 licence by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). Having our first licence in Malta is a milestone for the company and we are proud to be associated with Malta and the MGA The licence enables the online slots developer to offer Malta-licenced operators Japanese-themed slots,...

MGA heralds far-reaching and forward-looking changes

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Embracing the rapid pace of change in the industry, the MGA (Malta Gaming Authority) is pushing ahead with its bold new vision for gaming. According to executive director Joseph Cuschieri, this will include unprecedented investment in sector-specific skills and a future-proof approach to the regulation of digital currencies.   The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is continuing work on a wideranging revamp...

BetConstruct receives licence to provide fantasy sports in Malta

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Award-winning technology provider BetConstruct secures Controlled Skill Games Supply Licence from Malta Gaming Authority.   This license allows BetConstruct to offer its Fantasy Sports Product, which includes soccer, American football, Basketball, Baseball and Ice Hockey, on a B2C and B2B level. BetConstruct COO, Sergey Harutyunyan, commented: “BetConstruct have spent much time developing and improving our unique fantasy sports product over the past...

UK market no longer just a fantasy for Oulala

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The Malta Gaming Authority has granted daily fantasy sports provider, Oulala.com, the first official controlled B2B skill games licence in the region.   The daily fantasy sports (DFS) provider, Oulala.com, has reached a landmark goal for the sector by becoming the first licenced B2B DFS supplier. Oulala’s goal, which was to be regulated separately from other iGaming activities, was achieved when they...

iGaming Education Forum opens edition with 5 industry giants

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The iGaming Education Forum opens in Malta this week for the first time and its organisers confirmed the support of five gaming leaders as moderators for the event.   The iGaming Education Forum opened during Malta Gaming Week with the endorsement of five industry leaders acting as moderators at SIGMA’s first ever educational driven forum. Working with the forum’s organisers, the iGaming...

Tom Horn secures Malta license and continues its expansion into new markets

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The leading casino software supplier Tom Horn Gaming is now approved for the hosting and management of Malta-based gaming operators. With the authorization of its Class 4 Remote Gaming License, Tom Horn Gaming continues its drive into the European gaming markets delivering high quality, engaging games to new operators, casinos and players in one of the most tried and tested...

Attendee numbers ahead of schedule as Forum targets international audience

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The iGaming Education Forum has announced that most of the designated seats for the inaugural iGaming Education Forum have been taken up by leading Operators and Platform Providers.   Commenting on the industry’s enthusiasm for the event, iGaming Academy Director, Jaime Debono, explained: “To be this far along as we enter October is hugely encouraging and I think it’s testament to...

Education Forum announce two industry experts to deliver Fantasy Sports seminar

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CEO of Oulala, Valéry Bollier establishes Malta as future home of Fantasy Sports in Europe ahead of iGaming Education Forum   The iGaming Education Forum has confirmed the inclusion of a dedicated Fantasy Sports session to be delivered by the co-founder and CEO of Maltese fantasy football company Oulala, Valéry Bollier, and Malta Gaming Authority’s Senior Legal Advisor, Michele Magro. The...

Malta moves closer to unique DFS ‘skill games’ regs

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Daily Fantasy Sports operators have lauded Malta’s gaming regulator, the Malta Gaming Authority, for its ongoing attempts to create a bespoke ‘Skill Games’ licence for the games.   Malta could soon become the first European jurisdiction to offer unique licences for Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) operators under a dedicated set of ‘Skill Games’ regulations. The move follows a notice from the Malta...

iGaming Education Forum drives key message of Responsible Gaming

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Social Responsibility has been confirmed as a top priority on the learning agenda at the first ever iGaming Education Forum, taking place during the SiGMA Conference in November (16/17/18), with key training sessions on compliance across the gaming industry to be delivered by experts from a variety of sectors. The Forum’s organisers, Malta-based iGaming Academy in partnership with SiGMA and...

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