News & Events

TMBW Business Breakfast | “Malta Gaming Authority – A year of transformation”

Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic Growth,  Dr José Herrera, and the Executive Chairman of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), Mr Joseph Cuschieri, will address the next Business Breakfast organised by The Malta Business Weekly in collaboration with the Malta Gaming Authority. This event will be held on Wednesday June 24, 2015, at the Spinola […]

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Licences Suspended for Slotwin Entertainment

The Malta Gaming Authority (hereinafter the ‘Authority’) is hereby notifying that Slotwin Entertainment, remote gaming licence MGA/CL1/860/2012, has been suspended as of 11th June, 2015. Slotwin Entertainment has thus been directed to suspend all gaming operations, cease to register new players, not take any further deposits, not offer any games falling under the Authority’s licence, provide registered players […]

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The Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive has been published

The Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive has been published on the Official Journal of the European Union. The Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 focuses on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing, amending Regulation (EU) No […]

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Permits for Bingo available through the Malta Gaming Authority

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) would like to remind the general public that in order to organise a non-profit tombola, a permit is required in accordance with the Public Lotto Ordinance (Chapter 70 of the Laws of Malta) and the regulations issued thereunder. Applications, which can be downloaded from the official website www.mga.org.mt or collected […]

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MGA Executive Chairman participates in the IAGA International Gaming Summit held in Vancouver, Canada

The Executive Chairman of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has recently participated in the 34th International Gaming Summit organised by the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) held in Vancouver, Canada, between 2 and 5 June 2015. The theme of the summit was: ‘From East to West: The Changing Global Gaming Landscape’. IAGA’s international gaming […]

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The Malta Gaming Authority approves the first Cruise Liner Casino

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has approved the first application received from Crystal Cruises, which is represented in Malta by Gollcher Group, for its award-winning Crystal Serenity which will call to Malta on June 5 and 6, 2015. Crystal’s lavish onboard casinos on Crystal Serenity are elegantly stylish venues offering gaming and glittering excitement.  Thrilling […]

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Amendment to the Registration of Players Directive (Directive 4 of 2011)

The Malta Gaming Authority (hereinafter the ‘MGA’) hereby notifies that it has amended the Registration of Players Directive (hereinafter the ‘Directive’) with effect from the date of this notice. The following are the amendments: in Clause 7 the requirement to update the details and photograph annually has been amended to a requirement to update when […]

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EU Commission issues report on selected national VAT rules

As from 1 January 2015, the Business-to-Consumer provision of telecommunications, broadcasting and electronic services are to be taxed in the country where the customer belongs. This means that all gambling service providers, regardless of whether the supplier is based in the EU or outside, now have to apply the rules of the respective Member States […]

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Future Proof | Interview with MGA’s Executive Chairman, Joseph Cuschieri

The MGA is taking a fresh look at what we have been doing over the last decade, to future-proof the organisation for the next ten years. Q: Could you give us an overview of Malta as a gaming jurisdiction and the main trends that have influenced the sector over the last few years? Malta was […]

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MGA Participates in the 6th Forum on US Online Gaming 2015 held in New York

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) participated in the 6th Forum on US Online Gaming organised by C5, which was held in New York City between 13 and 14 May 2015. This year’s meeting was attended by participants from all over the US together with a number of European sector professionals. The MGA’s Executive Chairman, Joseph […]

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