Yearly Archives: 2017

The FIAU Announces Extension to the Consultation Period on the Application of Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Funding of Terrorism Obligations to the Remote Gaming Sector

Reference is made to the consultation document published on 10 July 2017 by the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) and the Malta Gaming Authority, on the application of anti-money laundering and countering the funding of terrorism obligations to the remote gaming sector.  The FIAU is hereby advising interested parties that the consultation period is being […]

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Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy & Innovation, Hon. Silvio Schembri Visits the MGA

The Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Financial Services, Digital Economy, and Innovation, Hon. Silvio Schembri MP visited the Malta Gaming Authority offices at Smart City Malta, on Wednesday 12thJuly 2017. Parliamentary Secretary Schembri was welcomed by the MGA’s Executive Chairman, Joseph Cuschieri and was given an opportunity to tour the premises and meet the Authority’s employees […]

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The Malta Gaming Authority Publishes a White Paper Proposing Major Reforms to Malta’s Gaming Legal Framework

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has today published a White Paper proposing major reforms to Malta’s Gaming Legal Framework. The main objective behind this proposed overhaul is to repeal all the existing legislation and replace it with a singular primary Act of Parliament entitled the Gaming Act, together with subsidiary legislation covering horizontally the main […]

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The MGA and FIAU Publish Public Consultation on the Application of Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Funding of Terrorism Obligations to the Remote Gaming Sector

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) and the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) earlier today jointly published a consultation document on the forthcoming application of anti-money laundering and combatting the funding of terrorism (AML/CFT) requirements to holders of licences to operate games of chance and games of chance and skill via means of distance communication (licensees). […]

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FIAU Publishes Consultation of a revised version of the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (PMLFTR)

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) earlier today published for consultation a revised version of the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (PMLFTR) which seeks to transpose into Maltese law various provisions of Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 on the prevention of […]

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The Malta Gaming Authority Signs MoU with the E-sports Integrity Coalition

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has entered into a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the E-sports Integrity Coalition (ESIC), in the interests of protecting and maintaining the integrity of e-sports and e-sports betting. The aim of this MoU is to foster cooperation between the two entities to avoid the manipulation of e-sports events and […]

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The Malta Gaming Authority Publishes its 2016 Annual Report and Financial Statements – Future Proofing for Sustainability

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published its Annual Report and Financial Statements for the financial year ending 31 December 2016. The report provides an overview of the activities and work performed throughout the year by the MGA which was focused on the achievement of its vision, mainly driven by the repositioning strategy and the […]

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The Malta Gaming Authority Publishes a Survey into the Consumption of Gaming Services by Maltese Residents

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has for the first time published a survey into the consumption of gaming services by Maltese residents, including economic and social considerations. The scientific survey which was carried out between 2015 and 2016 provides a fair assessment of the gambling behaviours in Malta. It also gives a clearer picture on […]

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The MGA participates in the Gaming Regulators European Forum 2017

The Malta Gaming Authority participated in the annual meeting of the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF) held in London between 30 May and 2 June 2017. Dr Michele Magro and Dr Yanica Sant from the MGA’s Legal team attended the event, which included discussions and presentations on the pertinent issues impacting European and international gaming […]

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The National Statistics Office Publishes its Quarterly Report – The Gaming Sector Continues to Grow

The gaming industry continued to grow sustainably during the first quarter of 2017. This was reflected in an increase in the number of remote gaming licence applications received, from 22 in Q1/2016 to 44 in Q1/2017. Furthermore, the MGA issued 26 remote gaming licences during the first quarter of 2017 compared to 14 licences issued […]

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