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Rebekah Duca

Chief Officer - Regulatory

My work at the MGA has been challenging and fulfilling. During the four years I have spent working at the Authority, I have held different…

Rebekah Duca

Chief Officer - Regulatory

My work at the MGA has been challenging and fulfilling. During the four years I have spent working at the Authority, I have held different positions. Each position has brought about different perspectives, challenges and has enriched my overall skill-set. I started off here as a Licensee Relationship Executive. At a later stage, I moved on to a new role as a Systems and Financial Auditor, which allowed me to complement the knowledge and experience that I had gained in the previous position held.

I enjoy working at the MGA in view of the fact that gaming is a dynamic sector that is constantly evolving. Hence the daily tasks, although exhibiting a degree of similarity, will always present their own peculiar challenges or variances which makes life interesting. The technical dimension of the tasks that need to be performed at the Authority drove me to continue investing further in my skill-set, and I have improved my CV by becoming a certified information system auditor. The decision to continue studying mainly stemmed from the fact that I noticed that the challenges presented by the dynamism in the gaming sector require a career-driven person to engage in a life-long learning journey. I must admit that my work at the MGA has enabled me to think outside the box and identify alternative solutions.

Naomi Farrugia

Accounts Executive

During my first months working at the Malta Gaming Authority, I have been given a positive welcome by my colleagues, which has helped me integrate…

Naomi Farrugia

Accounts Executive

During my first months working at the Malta Gaming Authority, I have been given a positive welcome by my colleagues, which has helped me integrate well with my team mates and know that my voice will be heard and recognised. Working for the Authority has given me the opportunity to meet a variety of people coming from all walks of life and the chance to be able to co-ordinate with important stakeholders within the gaming industry.

Furthermore, working at MGA has provided me with the opportunity to learn, progress and give my contribution to the success of the Authority. The duties I have been assigned involve assisting the Authorisations department in the processing of applications, issuing approvals and updating of licences information, tasks which although might be challenging at times, stimulate my knowledge and have evolved my expertise.

The MGA has also given me the opportunity to continue furthering my studies whilst carrying out the duties required from me in my professional role. This has encouraged me to gain more knowledge and develop my skills. The environment at the MGA is one in which there is respect for ideas and where I feel my hard work and knowledge is appreciated and rewarded.

Antonio Zerafa

Head - Sports Betting Integrity

My journey with the Malta Gaming Authority started back in 2015, when I was still reading for my degree in Criminology. The MGA has provided…

Antonio Zerafa

Head - Sports Betting Integrity

My journey with the Malta Gaming Authority started back in 2015, when I was still reading for my degree in Criminology. The MGA has provided me with the opportunity to give attention to my studies whilst also acquiring vital experience within the Enforcement department, where I was able to amalgamate my knowledge of the scientific study of crime with MGA’s regulatory role of ensuring that the industry is free from criminality, corruption, and money laundering.

In addition, this served an added purpose in that it assisted me in the research study I was carrying out with regards to criminal behaviour in Malta’s remote gaming industry wherein the MGA proved to be a supportive and knowledgeable advisor. Following my graduation, and having further initiated an MSc degree in ‘counter fraud and counter corruption studies’ on a part-time schedule with the University of Portsmouth, I was able to join the MGA on a full-time basis as a Due Diligence Officer where I have been exposed to a professional setting, suitable training and numerous opportunities that continuously nourish my investigative and analytical skills.

My experience with the MGA has given me pride in my role and the satisfaction of being a part of its work force. I am keen on continuing this journey for the years to come.