Malta’s Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) has entered into a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (Canada).

The two jurisdictions have agreed to exchange information on eligibility assessments of applicants as well as compliance and regulatory assurance activities with respect to gaming.

Both jurisdictions have also agreed to possible joint, cooperative or collaborative inspections, investigations and enforcement activities. Malta and Ontario will contribute to the development of joint operational and technical standards for gaming, testing and certification of equipment and software.

Issues such as accepting respective testing activities; employee exchange and twinning programs; non duplication of requirements and controls and server location are all on the table for future development.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Mr Reuben Portanier, CEO of the Lotteries and Gaming Authority and Mr Jean Major, Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario