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 both authorities as well as to foster cooperation between two regulators.

The joint workshop looked at an overview of both MGA and ANJ’s AML Units’ functions, composition, and objectives with specific focus on the supervisory aspect. This included presentations on corresponding legislation, overview of AML/CFT obligations of licensees, the examination process and post-examination procedures, and the common pitfalls which are encountered during such processes. In addition, the workshop also delved into the onboarding procedures from a fit and propriety standpoint.

The MGA welcomes the opportunities to exchange its expertise with its international counterparts and learning from each other’s experiences which are of benefit to the regulation of the gaming sector.