Author Archives: Malta Gaming Authority

Introduction of new MGA Regulatory Framework moves to 1st August 2018

Following the notification of the draft new legal framework regulating gaming through the Technical Regulation Information System (‘TRIS’) process in virtue of Directive (EU) 2015/1535 (the ‘Directive’), a Detailed Opinion has been issued by a Member State in relation to the draft Gaming Authorisations Regulations (the ‘Regulations’).  The European Commission and another Member State have […]

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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 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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Licence Suspended for Phoenix International Limited

The Malta Gaming Authority (hereinafter the ‘Authority’) is hereby notifying that Phoenix International Limited, remote gaming licence MGA/CL2/1163/2016, has been suspended as of 2nd of February, 2018. Phoenix International Limited has thus been directed to indefinitely suspend all gaming operations, cease to register new players or accept any deposits on the Licence and to submit all data and […]

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The MGA reacts to media articles

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) makes reference to two media articles which appeared on the Times of Malta bearing the headline(s) “Mafia planned to infiltrate Malta gaming companies – Italian police in Palermo raids” which appeared on 15 December 2017 (https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20171215/local/mafia-planned-to-infiltrate-malta-gaming-companies.665652) and another article with the headline “Hillman put on State payroll two weeks after […]

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The MGA publishes the New Gaming Licence Fees Regulations

The Malta Gaming Authority would like to inform its licensees and the general public that the Remote Gaming Regulations (S.L. 438.04) has been amended through the publication of Legal Notice 409 of 2017. This Legal Notice shall bring into force the Gaming Licence Fees Regulations, and has been published in the Government Gazette on 22 […]

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FIAU publishes Legal Notice 372 of 2017 – Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (“FIAU”) would like to bring to the attention of subject persons and any other interested third party that on 20 December 2017 Legal Notice 372 of 2017 was published in the Government Gazette. This Legal Notice introduces the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations, 2017 (“PMLFTR 2017”) which […]

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MGA’s Executive Chairman featured on the European CEO magazine.

MGA’s Executive Chairman Joseph Cuschieri speaks about the rollout of the new legal regime in the editorial of the European CEO magazine. He explains how the proposed new framework will allow for the adoption of different regulatory approaches with the major change being the shift from a prescriptive to a risk based approach underpinned by […]

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Act XXVIII of 2017 – Amendments to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act

The Malta Gaming Authority would like to inform its licensees and the general public that Act XXVIII of 2017 was published in the Government Gazette on 1st December 2017.  This Act introduces a series of amendments to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act [Cap 373], a number of which form part of the transposition of […]

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