The Remote Gaming sector is the most dynamic gaming sector in Malta, and is regulated under the provisions of the Remote Gaming Regulations (S.L. 438.04) (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Regulations’).
The first online betting site in Malta was launched in the year 2000, under the Operation of Betting Offices Regulations (S.L. 70.04), to regulate offshore betting offices. In April 2004, the Regulations were published, making Malta the first EU member state to regulate remote gaming. The Regulations are divided into four classes depending on which type of operation companies fall under and include licences for Business to Consumers (B2C) operators as well as Business to Business (B2B) operators.
The remote gaming regime applied by the Malta Gaming Authority (hereinafter referred to as the ‘MGA’) is both technology- and game-neutral, therefore encompassing any type of gaming offered by means of distance communication (including, but not limited to, internet, digital TV, mobile phone technology and telephony). Any game offered by means of distance communication, which can be securely managed and is compliant with the Regulations, will be reviewed and considered for licensing by the MGA.
The MGA publishes the list of all Licensees that operate under the Maltese Licence. The search function below also lists all operators whose licence has expired, surrendered or been suspended or cancelled in the last three years.