The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has acknowledged the various concerns that were raised as a direct result of the lack of specific regulations governing digital games of skill with prize via distance communication, that are offered commercially. Other legislation, mainly consumer legislation, does address and regulate certain elements related to the offering of these games. Nevertheless, the MGA feels that specific regulation of this form of gaming, or guidelines relating thereto, may be required.
Nevertheless, the Authority is aware of the fact that changing from one environment to another would present new challenges for operators and the regulator alike, which requires getting accustomed to. In light of this, this consultation seeks to elicit feedback from the stakeholders in the gaming industry about creating a regulated market for this sector and any other input which the industry may have.
We encourage the gaming industry, as well as wider interest groups to engage constructively with the questions raised in this consultation document.
The deadline for submission of feedback on the Consultation Document about the Digital Games of Skill with Prize is being extended until February 11th, 2015. This extension has been granted to accede to the request made by a number of operators to be given more time to submit their feedback. All responses should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, responses can be sent by post to:
Malta Gaming Authority
Suite 1, Level 3, TG Complex,
Brewery Street Mriehel,