Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Malta Gaming Authority approves the first Cruise Liner Casino

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has approved the first application received from Crystal Cruises, which is represented in Malta by Gollcher Group, for its award-winning Crystal Serenity which will call to Malta on June 5 and 6, 2015. Crystal’s lavish onboard casinos on Crystal Serenity are elegantly stylish venues offering gaming and glittering excitement.  Thrilling […]

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Amendment to the Registration of Players Directive (Directive 4 of 2011)

The Malta Gaming Authority (hereinafter the ‘MGA’) hereby notifies that it has amended the Registration of Players Directive (hereinafter the ‘Directive’) with effect from the date of this notice. The following are the amendments: in Clause 7 the requirement to update the details and photograph annually has been amended to a requirement to update when […]

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EU Commission issues report on selected national VAT rules

As from 1 January 2015, the Business-to-Consumer provision of telecommunications, broadcasting and electronic services are to be taxed in the country where the customer belongs. This means that all gambling service providers, regardless of whether the supplier is based in the EU or outside, now have to apply the rules of the respective Member States […]

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Future Proof | Interview with MGA’s Executive Chairman, Joseph Cuschieri

The MGA is taking a fresh look at what we have been doing over the last decade, to future-proof the organisation for the next ten years. Q: Could you give us an overview of Malta as a gaming jurisdiction and the main trends that have influenced the sector over the last few years? Malta was […]

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MGA Participates in the 6th Forum on US Online Gaming 2015 held in New York

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) participated in the 6th Forum on US Online Gaming organised by C5, which was held in New York City between 13 and 14 May 2015. This year’s meeting was attended by participants from all over the US together with a number of European sector professionals. The MGA’s Executive Chairman, Joseph […]

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Follow and interact with MGA on Social Media

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) operates three social media channels, namely: Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Portals which are set to act as an increasingly important touch-point, to inform, assist and engage with key stakeholders in the gaming industry. The portals also act as a first base of communication for players or companies wishing to get […]

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MGA Participates in the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF) 2015 held in Vilnius, Lithuania

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) participated in the annual meeting of GREF which was held in Vilnius, Lithuania, between 5 and 7 May 2015. This year’s meeting was attended by participants from 23 EU countries including Malta. The MGA’s Executive Chairman, Joseph Cuschieri, accompanied by Chief Operating Officer, Heathcliff Farrugia and Chief Legal Officer, Dr […]

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MGA awarded NCPE Certification

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has once again been awarded the Equality Mark by the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE). From Left to Right: MGA’s Head of HR and Facilities, Andrew Mizzi and Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties, Helena Dalli This renewed certification is due to the fact that […]

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