The MGA took part in the 2016 Autumn Conference of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) which was held in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, Ireland on the 24 and 25 October 2016. A number of discussions were held at the conference dealing with various topical issues such as betting and sport integrity, eSports, and anti-money laundering, as well as regulatory developments in Europe and beyond.
The MGA was represented by Dr Corinne Valletta, Head of EU & International Affairs, and Dr Carl Brincat, Senior Legal Advisor. Dr Brincat participated in the panel discussion entitled “Esports Panel – Do Players Have Real Skin in These Virtual Games?”. Dr Brincat’s intervention focused on regulatory developments in Malta in relation to skill games, where the MGA is showing commitment and vision to treat differently from gambling products as well as the MGA’s evolving views on skins betting on eSports.