Author Archives: Malta Gaming Authority

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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The MGA publishes a study to better understand the existing skills gap in the gaming industry for the year 2018

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), through its Information & Research Unit, has conducted a survey (second of its kind) among its licensed remote gaming operators in order to obtain a better understanding of the existing skills gap in the gaming industry. This report highlights the key findings of a survey carried out by the MGA […]

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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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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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The Malta Gaming Authority signs MoU with the Swedish Gambling Authority

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the Spelinspektionen (the Swedish Gambling Authority) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the purposes of enhanced cooperation between the two authorities in furtherance of the authorities’ public policy objectives and mutually common values. The aim of this MoU is to facilitate on-going close communications between the […]

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Malta Gaming Authority commits to support the All-In Diversity Project

The All-in Diversity Project, an industry-driven initiative that aims to benchmark diversity, equality and inclusion in the global gaming sector, is proud to welcome one of the world’s leading gaming regulators as a Strategic Partner. The MGA, one of the first jurisdictions to embrace online gaming and continue to keep pace with new technology and […]

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