Author Archives: Malta Gaming Authority

The MGA and FIAU Publish Public Consultation on the Application of Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Funding of Terrorism Obligations to the Remote Gaming Sector

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) and the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) earlier today jointly published a consultation document on the forthcoming application of anti-money laundering and combatting the funding of terrorism (AML/CFT) requirements to holders of licences to operate games of chance and games of chance and skill via means of distance communication (licensees). […]

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FIAU Publishes Consultation of a revised version of the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (PMLFTR)

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) earlier today published for consultation a revised version of the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (PMLFTR) which seeks to transpose into Maltese law various provisions of Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 on the prevention of […]

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The Malta Gaming Authority Signs MoU with the E-sports Integrity Coalition

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has entered into a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the E-sports Integrity Coalition (ESIC), in the interests of protecting and maintaining the integrity of e-sports and e-sports betting. The aim of this MoU is to foster cooperation between the two entities to avoid the manipulation of e-sports events and […]

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The Malta Gaming Authority Publishes its 2016 Annual Report and Financial Statements – Future Proofing for Sustainability

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published its Annual Report and Financial Statements for the financial year ending 31 December 2016. The report provides an overview of the activities and work performed throughout the year by the MGA which was focused on the achievement of its vision, mainly driven by the repositioning strategy and the […]

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The Malta Gaming Authority Publishes a Survey into the Consumption of Gaming Services by Maltese Residents

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has for the first time published a survey into the consumption of gaming services by Maltese residents, including economic and social considerations. The scientific survey which was carried out between 2015 and 2016 provides a fair assessment of the gambling behaviours in Malta. It also gives a clearer picture on […]

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The MGA participates in the Gaming Regulators European Forum 2017

The Malta Gaming Authority participated in the annual meeting of the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF) held in London between 30 May and 2 June 2017. Dr Michele Magro and Dr Yanica Sant from the MGA’s Legal team attended the event, which included discussions and presentations on the pertinent issues impacting European and international gaming […]

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The National Statistics Office Publishes its Quarterly Report – The Gaming Sector Continues to Grow

The gaming industry continued to grow sustainably during the first quarter of 2017. This was reflected in an increase in the number of remote gaming licence applications received, from 22 in Q1/2016 to 44 in Q1/2017. Furthermore, the MGA issued 26 remote gaming licences during the first quarter of 2017 compared to 14 licences issued […]

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SKY Betting and Gaming Applies for an MGA license – MGA publishes regulatory data for the period Jan – Apr 2017

The MGA is announcing that it has received a formal application from Sky Betting and Gaming for a sports betting license. Joseph Cuschieri, Executive Chairman of the MGA said “We are delighted that a prestigious operator and brand like Skybet applied for a license with the MGA. It is encouraging to see that Malta’s reputation […]

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MGA Reacts To International Media Articles

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) makes reference to a number of media articles which appeared on various international online news portals. The MGA strongly objects to the articles in question which contain factual inaccuracies and a misleading portrayal of the Malta Gaming Authority and the way it operates. The articles in question are based on […]

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Licence Suspended for Vodoo Limited

The Malta Gaming Authority (hereinafter the ‘Authority’) is hereby notifying that Vodoo Limited, remote gaming licence MGA/CL2/1097/2015, has been suspended as of 16th of May, 2017. Vodoo Limited has thus been directed to indefinitely suspend all gaming operations, cease to register new players, suspend all transactions on all websites, including deposits and withdrawals, and submit all data and documentation […]

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