Author Archives: Malta Gaming Authority

The Malta Gaming Authority signs MoU with the Dutch Gambling Authority

The Malta Gaming Authority (the MGA) and the Dutch Kansspelautoriteit (the Dutch Gambling Authority) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the purpose of enhanced cooperation between the two authorities. Thanks to this MoU both authorities will be supporting each other in the sharing of best practices and information in support of their […]

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The Malta Gaming Authority publishes Directive on the Key Function of the Prevention of Money laundering and the Financing of Terrorism

In exercise of the power conferred by article 7(2) of the Gaming Act, 2018 (Cap. 583 of the Laws of Malta), the Malta Gaming Authority is hereby issuing the Directive on the Key Function of the Prevention of Money laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (Directive 3 of 2020). From the coming into force of […]

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Cancellation of Authorisation for Join Games Malta Limited (C65829)

The MGA has decided to cancel the authorisation awarded to Join Games Malta Limited (MGA/B2B/321/2016) effective as of 6 July 2020 in terms of regulation 10 of the Gaming Compliance and Enforcement Regulations (S.L. 583.06) hereinafter “the Regulations”. Join Games Malta Limited is thus no longer authorised to carry out any gaming operations, register new […]

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FIAU and MGA publish Implementing Procedures Part II for the Remote Gaming Sector

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (“FIAU”), in conjunction with the Malta Gaming Authority (“MGA”), has today published a revised version of the Implementing Procedures Part II for the Remote Gaming Sector. The changes carried out were rendered necessary to address amendments to the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (“PMLFTR”) and to […]

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MGA organises webinar entitled, “AML/CFT in the remote gaming sector – trends, typologies and common findings”

The MGA AML/CFT team will be organising a webinar entitled, “AML/CFT in the remote gaming sector – trends, typologies and common findings”. During this webinar, the MGA’s AML/CFT officials shall be discussing common AML/CFT shortcomings in the remote gaming sector and the emerging ML/TF threats and typologies in the wake of Covid-19 and Digital ID […]

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Notice on lifting of some restrictive measures related to COVID-19

On the 1 of May 2020, Health Authorities announced the lifting of some of the restrictive measures put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19. As a result of this announcement, Lotto booths which have been closed in terms of Legal Notice 76 of 2020, entitled Closure of Places Open to the Public Order, 2020, […]

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MGA Publishes Ruling on Low Risk Games in Care and Nursing Homes Ruling

In exercise of the power conferred by article 7(2) of the Gaming Act, 2018 (Cap. 583 of the Laws of Malta), the Malta Gaming Authority is hereby issuing the Ruling on Low Risk Games in Care and Nursing Homes (Directive 2 of 2020). The aforementioned ruling is applicable to any care and nursing home that […]

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MGA issues notice on socially responsible commercial communications with respect to COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic is proving to be a very trying time for all. The MGA is taking heed of all relevant developments and is constantly proposing adequate and proportionate measures. The Authority would like to take this opportunity to highlight the fact that this situation could also be particularly distressing to players. The MGA would […]

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MGA extends deadline for the submission of audited financial statements

One of the regulatory requirements that stems from the regulatory instruments applicable to MGA licensees is that of the submission of audited financial statements for each financial year, by not later than 180 days after the end of such financial year. The Authority is aware that adherence to such obligation is dependent on a thorough […]

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Publication of Legal Notice 76 of 2020, Closure of Places Open to the Public Order

The Malta Gaming Authority would like to inform the public that in terms of Legal Notice 76 of 2020, entitled Closure of Places Open to the Public Order, 2020, all bingo halls, casinos, gaming parlours, and lotto booths, have been closed to the public for an indefinite period following the latest measures adopted by the […]

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