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MGA – FIAU Guidance Document on the Risk Evaluation Questionnaire

The FIAU is today issuing a guidance document for subject persons on the completion of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Risk Evaluation Questionnaire (REQ) which replaces the Annual Compliance Report (ACR).  The document, which may be downloaded by clicking here, is also available in the news section on the FIAU’s website. […]

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The MGA implements First Phase of its Sandbox Framework for the acceptance of Virtual Financial Assets and the use of Distributed Ledger Technology within the Gaming Industry

As announced earlier in 2018, the Malta Gaming Authority has launched the first of two phases of its Sandbox Framework for the acceptance of Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) and the use of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) within the Gaming Industry on 1 January 2019. During this phase, the Authority will be accepting applications for the […]

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The MGA Publishes its Interim Performance Report for the Gaming Industry for the Period January to June 2018

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published its interim performance report for the period between January to June 2018. The report reviews the performance of the MGA, highlighting major projects undertaken and key achievements throughout the same period. It also looks at the gaming industry from an economic perspective, the value added, employment, number of […]

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The MGA publishes results of its Inquiry on the Consumption of Gambling and Gaming Services Consumption by Maltese Residents in 2017

National Lottery games remain the most prevalent form of gambling activity, 1%-2% of population reported some form of adverse effect on their lifestyle after acquiring a gambling services against payment. During the launch of the inquiry on the consumption of gambling and gaming services by Maltese residents that was conducted for the second time, Parliamentary […]

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MGA Publishes Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Directive

The Malta Gaming Authority hereby notifies its licensees and the general public that in pursuant to article 7(2) of the new Gaming Act (Cap. 583 of the Laws of Malta), it is issuing the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Directive, found here, as a binding instrument in order to delineate in further detail the specific requirements […]

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The Malta Gaming Authority participates in the 2018 Summit of iGaming Malta (SiGMA)

The Malta Gaming Authority is once again participating in the 2018 Summit of iGaming Malta (SiGMA) held at the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre in Ta’ Qali, Malta. SiGMA is an annual gathering for professionals, stakeholders, operators and regulators from the gaming industry providing unique networking opportunities for all its participants. This year, the event […]

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The MGA publishes a survey to better understand existing skills gap in the gaming industry

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), through its Information Unit, has conducted a survey among its licensed remote gaming operators in order to obtain a better understanding of the existing skills gap in the gaming industry. The survey was conducted during the first quarter of 2018, and its analysis was carried out for each job category, […]

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FIAU – National Risk Assessment Results (Presentations)

On 9 and 10 October 2018, a series of events were held to present the results of the National Risk Assessment to the private sector.  These events included four sessions, the first of which was held on 9 October and addressed to the private sector in general.  The subsequent three sessions held on 10 October […]

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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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The Malta Gaming Authority participates in the EY’s Malta Attractiveness Survey 2018 Conference

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) once again participated in the EY’s Malta Annual Attractiveness Survey Conference, which aimed to answer the all-important question: “How can you keep pace with the transformative age?”. This annual conference, which brings together key public and private sector stakeholders in the Maltese economy, evaluates Malta’s attractiveness as an FDI (Foreign […]

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