Author Archives: Etienne Gatt

Cancellation of Authorisation for Field of Fortune Limited (C 71196)

The Malta Gaming Authority has decided to cancel the authorisation awarded to Field of Fortune Limited (MGA/B2C/767/2019), hereinafter the “Authorised Person”, effective as of 28 June 2022, in terms of regulation 10 of the Gaming Compliance and Enforcement Regulations (S.L. 583.06), hereinafter the “Regulations”. This sanction is being imposed upon the Authorised Person for having […]

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The MLRO in the Gaming Industry Conference

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), with the participation of the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU), hosted a conference titled The MLRO in The Gaming Sector. The objective of this conference was to further engage with the industry and provide guidance to prospective MLROs by elaborating on the authorisation process and eligibility criteria to hold this […]

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Notice on the intensifying state of affairs between Russia and Ukraine

With reference to the intensifying state of affairs between Russia and Ukraine, the Malta Gaming Authority (“the Authority”) would like to remind its licensees of their sanctions monitoring obligations under article 17(6) of the National Interest (Enabling Powers) Act and any guidance/directions issued by the Sanctions Monitoring Board (“SMB”). Licensees are particularly reminded of their […]

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Cancellation of Authorisation for Watch World Luxury (C82223)

The MGA has decided to cancel the authorisation awarded to Watch World Luxury Limited (MGA/B2C/589/2018) effective as of 28 June 2020 in terms of regulation 10 of the Gaming Compliance and Enforcement Regulations (S.L. 583.06) hereinafter “the Regulations”. Watch World Luxury Limited is thus no longer authorised to carry out any gaming operations, register new […]

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The MGA Publishes its 2019 Annual Report and Financial Statements

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA/Authority) is publishing its Annual Report and Financial Statements for the financial year ending 31 December 2019, providing an overview of the work performed throughout the year by the Authority. In addition, the report also includes a summary of the performance of the Maltese gaming industry during 2019 and an outlook […]

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MGA publishes amendments to its Sandbox Regulatory Framework

By virtue of its nature as a living document, the ‘Guidance on the use of Innovative Technology Arrangements and the acceptance of Virtual Financial Assets and Virtual Tokens through the implementation of a Sandbox Environment’ and the regulatory requirements envisaged therein are subject to be changed from time to time, as may be rendered necessary […]

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The Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Gaming Industry in Malta

In April 2020, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), conducted a survey among its licensed online operators to assess the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the gaming sector through its Information & Research unit. The survey covered a number of different areas, including impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Gaming Revenue (GR) or revenue, operating costs and […]

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The MGA publishes a Consultation Paper on Suspicious Betting Reporting Requirements & Other Sports Integrity Measures

In August 2019, the Malta Gaming Authority announced the establishment of a Sports Integrity Unit. The Unit’s role consists of the gathering of intelligence and information relating to suspicious betting and serves as liaison with the national platform that is being set up, local and foreign regulatory authorities, law enforcement agencies, betting monitoring systems, sporting […]

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The MGA has no connection with goldjapan-casino.com

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is hereby declaring that it has no connection with goldjapan-casino.com. Any reference to the MGA and/or gaming licence/s said to be issued by the Maltese Authority, as stated by goldjapan-casino.com, are false and misleading.

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The Malta Gaming Authority signs Data-Sharing Agreement with the Darts Regulation Authority

A data-sharing agreement has just been signed between the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the Darts Regulation Authority (DRA), the regulatory authority for the sport of darts, worldwide. The DRA is responsible for writing and overseeing the regulations in relation to darts within both the professional and amateur ranks. The DRA’s Chairman, Nigel Mawer QPM, […]

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