Malta’s Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) and Denmark’s Danish Gambling Authority (DGA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bilateral cooperation.

With this MoU the two jurisdictions seek to achieve a common understanding of each other’s respective regulatory approaches to remote gaming in order to promote cooperation and provide operational assistance to each other. Both jurisdictions will, amongst others, exchange information in particular to enhance and facilitate respective licensing processes, for compliance purposes, to establish high standards, to protect young and vulnerable people and to protect players. The MoU also addresses issues such as equipment location parameters and common use of B2B service providers. The jurisdictions will cooperate on enforcement of their gambling laws on joint licensees and also aim to collaborate on areas such as non-duplication of requirements and controls, shared responsible gaming initiatives and employee exchange programmes.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Mr Reuben Portanier, CEO of the Lotteries and Gaming Authority and Ms Birgitte Sand, Director of the Danish Gambling Authority.

On behalf of the LGA, Reuben Portanier commented that such a cooperation agreement between the LGA and the DGA gives a clear signal that EEA regulators wish and can cooperate on regulatory matters in the public interest and which are common to both.