Malta’s Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bilateral cooperation which was signed on the 9th of October 2013.

This MoU will provide a formal basis and framework for cooperation between the two jurisdictions, including for the exchange of information and investigative assistance of providers and remote gaming services. The MoU also addresses issues such as reciprocal server location, cloud regulation, the recognition of national certification bodies and player liquidity.

The MoU was signed by Mr. Mario Galea, Chairman of the LGA, and Mr. André Wilsenach, Chief Executive Officer of the AGCC.

Mr Galea commented that “With this MoU the two jurisdictions recognise the common values underlying their regulation of remote gaming namely to ensure consumer protection and the protection of society and public order, amongst others, and to regulate in such a way as to ensure fair, responsible and secure provision of gaming services, implemented through robust and comprehensive systems, mechanisms and monitoring.”

Mr Wilsenach commented that “The MOU is an important step in the development and sharing of common regulatory best practices, including employee exchange programmes, common certification standards and other practical and operative arrangements to reflect technological and other developments in the area, which should benefit operators in both jurisdictions as it will endeavour to reduce the amount of duplication and costs of doing business in the two jurisdictions.”