Yearly Archives: 2019

MGA Publishes Directive on the rules applicable to Amusement Machines and Low Risk Games

In exercise of the power conferred by article 7(2) of the Gaming Act, 2018 (Cap. 583 of the Laws of Malta) and regulation 4 of the Gaming Premises Regulations (S.L. 583.07), the Malta Gaming Authority is hereby issuing the Directive on the rules applicable to Amusement Machines and Low Risk Games (Directive 7 of 2019). […]

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MGA Publishes the Enhanced Automated Reporting Platform (Land-Based) Directive

In exercise of the powers conferred by article 7(2) of the Gaming Act (Cap. 583 of the Laws of Malta), the Malta Gaming Authority is hereby publishing the Enhanced Automated Reporting Platform (Land-Based) Directive (Directive 6 of 2019) which establishes the requirements around the application of the Authority’s automated reporting system applicable to casinos and […]

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MGA and Malta FA sign Data Sharing Agreement

Earlier today, at the Malta Football Association headquarters in Ta’ Qali, Malta, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the Malta Football Association signed a Data Sharing Agreement which will allow both parties to share data and exchange relevant information in relation to the prevention and investigation of match-fixing and corruption incidents in sports. This agreement […]

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MGA Publishes Amusement Machines Directive

In exercise of the powers conferred by article 7(2) of the Gaming Act (Cap. 583 of the Laws of Malta), the Malta Gaming Authority (hereinafter “MGA”) is hereby issuing the Amusement Machine Directive (Directive 5 of 2019) in relation to the requirements applicable to amusement machines. Any person wishing to operate or in any other […]

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The Malta Gaming Authority participates in the 2019 Summit of iGaming Malta (SiGMA)

The Malta Gaming Authority once again participated in the 2019 Summit of iGaming Malta (SiGMA) held at the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre in Ta’ Qali, Malta. This annual gathering is primarily intended for professionals, stakeholders, operators and regulators from the gaming industry providing unique networking opportunities for all its participants. This year, the event […]

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MGA publishes Guiding Principles for the Application of Enforcement Measures

The Malta Gaming Authority (herein after the ‘Authority’) is publishing a guidance note to shed light on how it exercises the discretion afforded to it by law in the selection of the nature and scope of enforcement measures it takes when a breach of law is committed. The contents are especially noteworthy to licensees, as […]

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Cancellation of Authorisation for Betixx Limited (C 60959)

The MGA has decided to cancel the authorisation awarded to Betixx Limited (MGA/B2C/247/2013) effective as of 14 November 2019 in terms of regulation 10 of the Gaming Compliance and Enforcement Regulations (S.L. 583.06). Betixx Limited is thus no longer authorised to carry out any gaming operations, register new players or accept new customer deposits, but […]

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Cancellation of Authorisation for Sports Fantech Limited (C 75155)

The MGA has decided to cancel the authorisation awarded to Sports Fantech Limited (MGA/B2C/387/2017) effective as of 13 November 2019 in terms of regulation 10 of the Gaming Compliance and Enforcement Regulations (S.L. 583.06). Sports Fantech Limited is thus no longer authorised to carry out any gaming operations, register new players or accept new customer […]

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MGA hosts final session of the first Responsible Gambling Week held in Malta

Between 7 and 13 November 2019, the local Gaming Industry hosted an edition of the Responsible Gambling Week, in Malta. This campaign, held in collaboration with the MGA, iGEN, leading operators, Bournemouth University and the organisers of the annual Responsible Gambling Week which is held in the UK, aimed to highlight the importance of ensuring […]

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The MGA meets with the Agenzia Dogane e Monopoli in Rome, Italy

Rome, 31 October, 2019 – Earlier today, the Director of Customs and Monopolies (‘Agenzia Dogane e Monopoli’), Benedetto Mineo, welcomed and met with the Head of the Maltese Delegation and the Chief Executive Officer of the Malta Gaming Authority, Heathcliff Farrugia, at the Agency’s Headquarters in Piazza Mastai, Rome, Italy. The meeting, which also featured […]

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