Monthly Archives: March 2018

The MGA publishes a consultation document on a Sandbox Environment for Distributed Ledger Technology and Virtual Currencies

The Malta Gaming Authority (‘MGA’) is today issuing a consultation document which provides guidance on the use of Distributed Ledger Technology and on the acceptance of Virtual Currencies through the implementation of a Sandbox Environment. Virtual Currencies and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) are a new disruptive phenomenon in the digital currency and technology area. The […]

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MGA Publishes Directive on Start-Up Undertakings

The Malta Gaming Authority (hereinafter the ‘MGA’) hereby notifies its licensees and the general public that following the publication of the Gaming Licence Fees Regulations (S.L. 438.12) which were published in the Government Gazette on the 22nd of December 2017, in exercise of the power conferred by article 76A of the Lotteries and Other Games […]

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MGA publishes Audit Service Providers Application Requirements

The Malta Gaming Authority (“MGA”) is in the final stages of reviewing its systems and compliance audit process with a view to increase synergies between industry entities. As from 1st April 2018 operators licensed by, or that are in the process of applying for a licence from the MGA may engage with any approved Service […]

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New Gaming Bill tabled in Maltese Parliament

The Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy & Innovation, Hon. Silvio Schembri announced that a motion has been presented in Parliament for the first reading of a new Gaming Bill which will seek to repeal all the existing legislation and replace it with a singular primary Act of Parliament, together with subsidiary legislation covering […]

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The Malta Gaming Authority reacts to a press release issued by the National Whistleblower Center

The Malta Gaming Authority refers to the Press Release issued by the National Whistleblower Center (https://www.whistleblowersblog.org/2018/02/articles/international/press-release-u-s-ngo-calls-upon-greco-to-monitor-maltas-implementation-of-whistleblower-law-in-valery-atanasov-case/) on 28 February 2018, and rejects the claim that Mr Valery Atanasov, (an ex-employee of the Authority) was subjected to any form of retaliation in connection with allegations he has made with respect to the Authority. Mr. Atanasov’s employment […]

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