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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 extends closed consultation regarding amendments to Player Protection Directive

Reference is made to the Closed Consultation regarding amendments to Player Protection Directive published on 30 September 2022 by the Malta Gaming Authority (‘MGA’ or ‘Authority’). The Authority is hereby advising interested parties that the period of consultation is being extended from Friday 14 October 2022 to Monday 24 October 2022. This extension will allow […]

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Notice regarding entities operating without an authorisation within Malta

The Malta Gaming Authority (‘MGA’ or ‘the Authority’) has become aware that certain entities that do not hold an authorisation issued by the MGA are operating illegally within Malta by virtue of the following websites: 24casino1.bet 24pokies.com 24pokies1.com 24pokies2.com 24pokies3.com 24pokies4.com 24pokies5.com 24pokies6.com 4crownscasino.com 4crownscasino1.com casinowin.bet maximalwins.com olympusplay.com thepokies.net jbgame-99.com jbac001.org jbag888.com blogjb3919.com The Authority hereby […]

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The Authority issues Closed Consultation regarding amendments to Player Protection Directive

The Malta Gaming Authority has launched a closed consultation with its licensees regarding its proposed amendments to the Player Protection Directive (Directive 2 of 2018) (the ‘Directive’). The amendments are aimed to strengthen and clarify the current player protection framework. This framework will support the Authority’s initiatives moving forward and shall facilitate the Authority’s plans […]

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Auditor Player Funds and Gaming Revenue Declarations

Further to the communication issued by the Malta Gaming Authority (“MGA”) on 25 November 2021, licensees are hereby being reminded of their obligations stemming from Article 41(2)(b)(ii) and (iii) of the Gaming Authorisations and Compliance Directive (Directive 3 of 2018) which stipulates that: an Agreed-Upon Procedures Report drawn up in accordance with ISRS 4400 (Revised) Agreed-Upon […]

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Update on the Revised Audit Service Provider Guidelines Consultation

Following the closure of the Consultation on the Revised Audit Service Provider Guidelines  (‘Guidelines’) on 17 December 2021, the Malta Gaming Authority (‘MGA’ or ‘Authority’) has been analysing the responses received during the process, in order to develop the final Guidelines in line with the evidence brought forward. During the past months, the MGA has […]

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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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The MGA has no connection with asiabet33.net

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is hereby declaring that it has no connection with asiabet33.net. Any reference to the MGA and/or gaming licence/s said to be issued by the Maltese Authority, as stated by asiabet33.net are false and misleading.

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