Author Archives: Malta Gaming Authority

MGA issues reminder to licensees in relation to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

With the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar taking place between Sunday 20 November 2022 to Sunday 18 December 2022, licensees may experience an increase in betting activity. In this regard, the Malta Gaming Authority (‘Authority’) would like to remind MGA licensees (‘licensees’) offering sports betting of their obligations in relation to suspicious bets recorded on […]

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MGA & ANJ hold two-day technical meeting on AML/CFT

The Malta Gaming Authority (‘MGA’, ‘Authority’) and French regulator, L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (‘ANJ’), collaborated on a joint technical meeting on Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) matters. The two-day long workshop was held remotely between 27 and 28 September 2022. The purpose of the meeting was to showcase the methodologies and requirements of […]

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MGA and the FIAU hold joint training workshops

As part of the ongoing collaboration between the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU), joint training sessions continue to be held between the two entities. This week, a number of sessions are being hosted by MGA officials with the scope of sharing sector-specific knowledge while engaging in practical workshops which […]

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MGA Conducts Review of Fiscal Receipts Lottery

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has embarked on a review exercise of the current Fiscal Receipts Lottery and made a series of recommendations to the Ministry for Finance and Employment. In line with Directive 1 of 2020, entitled ‘VAT Fiscal Receipt Lottery Directive’, the Fiscal Receipts Lottery is deemed to be an exempt game in […]

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The MGA publishes its 2021 Annual Report and Financial Statements

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA/Authority) is publishing its Annual Report and audited Financial Statements for the financial year ending 31 December 2021. The report provides an overview of the Authority’s achievements during the year under review and outlines the performance of the Maltese gaming industry during 2021, coupled with a medium-term outlook into the future. […]

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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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