Malta’s Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) and the Isle of Man’s Gambling Supervision Commission (GSC) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bilateral cooperation in the month of September 2012..

With this MoU the two jurisdictions recognize 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.

The two jurisdictions aim to develop common responsible gaming measures and enhance consumer and player protection measures including the protection of minors and the vulnerable. In addition both jurisdictions will strive to develop and share common regulatory best practices including employee exchange programs, common certification standards and other practical and operative arrangements to reflect technological and other relevant developments in the area.

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 Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Mr Reuben Portanier, CEO of the Lotteries and Gaming Authority and Mr Steve Brennan, Chief Executive of the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission.

This MoU is seventh of a series of collaboration agreements which the Lotteries and Gaming Authority signed over the past six months. The Danish Gambling Authority, the Ontario Alcohol and Gambling Commission, the Jersey Gambling Commission, FIFA’s Early Warning System, the International Olympic Committee’s Early Warning System and the European Sports Security Association are the other organisations and regulatory bodies that have an MoU with the Lotteries and Gaming Authority.