A Recognition Notice is a notice issued by the Authority whereby an authorisation issued by another Member State of the EU or the EEA, or a State which is deemed by the Authority to offer safeguards largely equivalent to those offered by Maltese law, is recognised as having the same effect as an authorisation issued by the Authority for the purpose of providing a gaming service or gaming supply in or from Malta, whereby such a notice can be renewed on an annual basis.
Upon renewal of a Recognition Notice, an application type named ‘Recognition Notice’ must be submitted through the Licensee Portal, whereby the following would be required:
- A non-refundable payment of €5,000;
- Certificate of Incorporation/Certificate of Registration;
- Gaming Licence/s;
- List of Games and Game approvals;
- A signed declaration confirming no changes in authorisation or list of games (if there have been no changes);
- Letter of Good Standing from the Licensed Jurisdiction;
- Proof of payment for the Renewal
- Signed Entity Declaration Form pages, submitted in hardcopy.
Operators licensed by the MGA may engage any approved Audit Service Provider (ASP) of their choice when a system and/or compliance review of their operations is required by the Authority. In this regard, ASPs interested in performing such Systems and/or Compliance Audits may apply to the MGA for their suitability to be assessed.
The MGA has issued the “Approved Audit Service Provider Guidelines” which is currently accessible to prospective applicants through the respective ASP application within the Licensee Portal. Such guidelines provide more details with respect to the following:
- Requirements of an entity to act as an approved ASP;
- ASP Requirements;
- Qualifications and requirements for an individual of an organisation to act as an approved leading auditor; and
- Systems and/or Compliance Audit Procedure.