Yearly Archives: 2018

The MGA has no connection with betxbahis.com

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is hereby declaring that it has no connection with betxbahis.com.   Any reference to the MGA and/or gaming licence/s said to be issued by the Maltese Authority, as stated on betxbahis.com, are false and misleading.

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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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The MGA has no connection with eurobahis.net, eurobahis.com and bahistream.org

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is hereby declaring that it has no connection with eurobahis.net, eurobahis.com and bahistream.org .   Any reference to the MGA and/or gaming licence/s said to be issued by the Maltese Authority, as stated on eurobahis.net, eurobahis.com and bahistream.org , are false and misleading.

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The Malta Gaming Authority sets up a new Anti-Money Laundering Supervisory Unit

Further to the transposition of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive into Maltese Law (http://www.mga.org.mt/fiau-publishes-legal-notice-372-2017-prevention-money-laundering-funding-terrorism-regulations/), the wide ranging consultations carried out between the FIAU and the MGA including the publication of the AML/CFT supervisory mechanisms carried out last year, the MGA would like to inform all its licensees and subject persons that a new Anti-Money Laundering […]

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The Malta Gaming Authority participates at ICE Totally Gaming 2018 in London

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) once again participated at the annual ICE Totally Gaming Exhibition held in London. This year, the event took place between 6 and 8 February 2018 at the London ExCel. ICE Totally Gaming is an annual B2B gaming event which gathers all major gaming operators, regulators, suppliers and service providers from […]

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The FIAU and the MGA publish a revised consultation document on the application of AML and CFT obligations to the remote gaming sector

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (“FIAU”) and the Malta Gaming Authority (“MGA”) are today issuing a second revised Consultation Document on the application of anti-money laundering and combatting the funding of terrorism (“AML/CFT”) requirements to anyone who is licensed to provide a service involving the wagering of a stake with monetary value in games of […]

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