News & Events

The MGA Publishes its 2019 Annual Report and Financial Statements

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA/Authority) is publishing its Annual Report and Financial Statements for the financial year ending 31 December 2019, providing an overview of the work performed throughout the year by the Authority. In addition, the report also includes a summary of the performance of the Maltese gaming industry during 2019 and an outlook […]

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MGA organises webinar entitled, “AML/CFT in the remote gaming sector – trends, typologies and common findings”

The MGA AML/CFT team will be organising a webinar entitled, “AML/CFT in the remote gaming sector – trends, typologies and common findings”. During this webinar, the MGA’s AML/CFT officials shall be discussing common AML/CFT shortcomings in the remote gaming sector and the emerging ML/TF threats and typologies in the wake of Covid-19 and Digital ID […]

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MGA publishes amendments to its Sandbox Regulatory Framework

By virtue of its nature as a living document, the ‘Guidance on the use of Innovative Technology Arrangements and the acceptance of Virtual Financial Assets and Virtual Tokens through the implementation of a Sandbox Environment’ and the regulatory requirements envisaged therein are subject to be changed from time to time, as may be rendered necessary […]

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The Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Gaming Industry in Malta

In April 2020, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), conducted a survey among its licensed online operators to assess the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the gaming sector through its Information & Research unit. The survey covered a number of different areas, including impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Gaming Revenue (GR) or revenue, operating costs and […]

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The MGA publishes a Consultation Paper on Suspicious Betting Reporting Requirements & Other Sports Integrity Measures

In August 2019, the Malta Gaming Authority announced the establishment of a Sports Integrity Unit. The Unit’s role consists of the gathering of intelligence and information relating to suspicious betting and serves as liaison with the national platform that is being set up, local and foreign regulatory authorities, law enforcement agencies, betting monitoring systems, sporting […]

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The MGA has no connection with goldjapan-casino.com

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is hereby declaring that it has no connection with goldjapan-casino.com. Any reference to the MGA and/or gaming licence/s said to be issued by the Maltese Authority, as stated by goldjapan-casino.com, are false and misleading.

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The Malta Gaming Authority signs Data-Sharing Agreement with the Darts Regulation Authority

A data-sharing agreement has just been signed between the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the Darts Regulation Authority (DRA), the regulatory authority for the sport of darts, worldwide. The DRA is responsible for writing and overseeing the regulations in relation to darts within both the professional and amateur ranks. The DRA’s Chairman, Nigel Mawer QPM, […]

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Cancellation of Authorisation for Global Gaming Entertainment Group Ltd (C 86141)

The MGA has decided to cancel the authorisation awarded to Global Gaming Entertainment Group Ltd (MGA/B2C/551/2018) effective as of 22 May 2020 in terms of regulation 10 of the Gaming Compliance and Enforcement Regulations (S.L. 583.06) hereinafter “the Regulations”. Global Gaming Entertainment Group Ltd is thus no longer authorised to carry out any gaming operations, […]

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Notice on further lifting of restrictive measures related to COVID-19

On the 18 of May 2020, Health Authorities announced the lifting of more restrictions which were put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19. As a result of this announcement, Gaming Parlours which have been closed in terms of Legal Notice 76 of 2020, entitled Closure of Places Open to the Public Order, 2020, will […]

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The Malta Gaming Authority signs Data-Sharing Agreement with the World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has recently established a data-sharing agreement with the World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association (WPBSA). The WPBSA is the regulatory authority for both Billiards and Snooker worldwide. It is responsible for the global development of both sports, and for the governance and integrity related to the sports. In addition WPBSA […]

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