The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published its interim performance report for the period January to June 2015, which provides a statistical overview for both the land-based and remote gaming sectors.
For the period under review, 43 new remote gaming licences were issued. Furthermore, 22 licences were terminated, 8% less when compared to the corresponding period in 2014, and suspended a total of eight licences, 3% more than what had been suspended in the corresponding period of 2014.
As at the end of June 2015 there were 277 registered remote gaming operators, collectively holding 474 licences. This represents a 14.5% increase over what was registered during the same period in 2014. This indicates that the remote gaming industry in Malta has continued to grow. The report also provides more detailed information about land-based activities through casinos, gaming parlours, commercial bingo halls and the national lotteries.
The MGA will publish a full year industry performance report in May 2016 when it issues its Annual Report for the financial year ending Dec 2015.