Author Archives: Malta Gaming Authority

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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Issuing for consultation of a revised version of the FIAU Implementing Procedures Part I

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) is pleased to announce the publication of a revised version of the Implementing Procedures Part I for consultation and is inviting all persons and entities subject to the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (PMLFTR) (Subsidiary Legislation 373.01 of the Laws of Malta), private sector representative bodies, […]

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Request for Quote for Stand Design for ICE Totally Gaming 2019 at Excel, London

It is that time of the year when the Malta Gaming Authority starts preparing for the upcoming ICE Totally Gaming Expo taking place at Excel, London between the 5th and 7th of February, 2019. Spread over three full days, ICE Totally Gaming 2019 is the largest and most comprehensive trade event in gaming. In this […]

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The FIAU issues the Implementing Procedures – Part II addressed to the Remote Gaming Sector

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) has today issued the Implementing Procedures – Part II addressed to the remote gaming sector.  This document focuses, and provides guidance, on certain aspects of the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (“PMLFTR”) which warrant further elaboration at industry-specific level to ensure that they are understood […]

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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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