The Lotteries and Gaming Authority has been awarded for ‘Excellent Services to the Online Gaming’ by the British magazine Business Britain, after an extensive surveying of a number of jurisdictions regulating remote gaming. The award was presented to LGA’s Legal and Enforcement Director, Dr Anthony Axisa at the Malta High Commission in London. Present for this event was Malta’s High Commissioner, Dr Michael Refalo.

Dr Axisa said “We are delighted to be recognised for our ‘Excellent Services to the Online Gaming Industry’ by Business Britain Magazine. This award attests to the validity of LGA’s strategy and acknowledges the success the Authority’s registering as the leading remote gaming regulator in Europe”.

Commenting on winning the award, LGA’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mario Galea claimed that this is an extremely important achievement for the Lotteries and Gaming Authority considering the market in which it operates. Mr Galea also expressed his satisfaction that the award came from a country where gambling regulations are highly upheld.

Business Britain, Senior Editor, Arlen Connelly congratulated the Lotteries and Gaming Authority stating that, “After three months of thorough research and extended coverage of this high-growth industry, Business Britain came to the conclusion that the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta are exemplary in leading the way in the online gaming industry in terms of regulation and legislation”.

Business Britain Investigative Journalists compiled a comprehensive review on online gaming organisation, in order for their Board of Directors and Editorial staff to be able to assess each one and their merits.

The criterion consisted of a number of different areas, and was based on a points scoring basis with the main points of interest being:

  • Range of services
  • Jurisdiction Benefits
  • Stringency of Regulation
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Appropriateness to Business Britain’s readers