Author Archives: Anton Axiaq

MGA participates in the East meets West Regulators summit and the IAGR Conference 2016

The MGA’s Executive Chairman, Joseph Cuschieri took part in the second East meets West regulators summit which took place in the Philippines between 25 and 28 October, 2016. The summit focused on developments in the Asian gaming market but also included topics related to anti-money laundering, match fixing and regulatory policy developments in Europe, US […]

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MGA Regulatory notice on black-white-casino.com

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is hereby declaring that it has no connection with black-white-casino.com. Any reference to the MGA and/or gaming licence/s said to be issued by the Maltese Authority, as stated on black-white-casino.com is false and misleading.

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SiGMA Magazine features Interview with MGA’s Executive Chairman

The SiGMA Fall/Winter 2016 Magazine Edition features an interview with the Malta Gaming Authority’s (MGA) Executive Chairman, Joseph Cuschieri, titled “A message from the MGA”. The interview focuses on the encouraging signs of healthy resilience exhibited by the remote gaming industry in Malta, despite the challenges Malta and this sector continue to face. Mr Cuschieri […]

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MGA Participates in the EiG Gaming Expo 2016

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is once again participating in the annual EiG (Excellence in iGaming) Gaming Expo 2016, which is being held between the 18 and 20 October, 2016, at the Arena Halle in Berlin, Germany. The MGA is being represented by a team of staff members who are providing information about Malta’s regulatory framework […]

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MGA Publishes Feedback in relation to the Consultation on the draft Code of Commercial Communications

Following a public consultation process, titled ‘Code of Commercial Communications’, on the need for the current rules on the advertising of gaming services to be updated to better reflect the sector’s development, in terms of player behaviour, marketing techniques, new technologies, regulatory practice, and the needs of society in general, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) […]

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MGA Regulatory notice on rekabet.eu

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is hereby declaring that it has no connection with rekabet.eu. Any reference to the MGA and/or gaming licence/s said to be issued by the Maltese Authority, as stated on rekabet.eu is false and misleading.

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Skill Games – Fantasy Sports in focus

In December 2015, the Malta Gaming Authority (the ‘Authority’) published its Position Paper on Digital Games of Skill with Prize following a public consultation. The Authority stated that in view of the element of skill and knowledge involved in fantasy sports, such an activity should be differentiated from games of chance in terms of licensing […]

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Licence Suspended for First Online Limited

The Malta Gaming Authority (hereinafter the ‘Authority’) is hereby notifying that First Online Limited (previously known as Smart Gaming Group), remote gaming licence MGA/CL1/574/2009, has been suspended as of 9th August, 2016. First Online Limited has thus been directed to indefinitely suspend all gaming operations, cease to register new players, suspend all transactions on all websites, including deposits […]

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Interview with the MGA’s Executive Chairman on MaltaToday

The Malta Gaming Authority’s (MGA) Executive Chairman, Joseph Cuschieri gave an exclusive interview to MaltaToday about the future of Malta’s gaming industry and the need for more efficiency in the MGA’s regulatory approach. The article titled, “Aiming to make Malta the Silicon Valley of Gaming” tackles the increasing convergence between online and offline gaming and […]

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MGA Regulatory notice on betscore24.com

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA/the Authority) is hereby declaring that the website betscore24.com is not approved by the Authority. Despite the statements found on betscore24.com, specifically in the relevant terms and conditions, implying that it is also being operated by virtue of licences issued by the MGA, it should be noted that this website has […]

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