The Remote Gaming sector is the most dynamic gaming sector in Malta, and is regulated under the provisions of the Gaming Act (Chapter 583 of the Laws of Malta).
The first online betting site in Malta was launched in the year 2000, under the Operation of Betting Offices Regulations (S.L. 70.04), to regulate offshore betting offices. The Remote Gaming Regulations (S.L. 438.04) issued in April 2004 were published, making Malta the first EU member state to regulate remote gaming. In August 2018, the new Gaming Act and the relevant subsidiary legislation came into force. The new Framework broadened the regulatory scope to increase the MGA’s oversight. It moved towards an objective-based regulatory approach to allow for innovation whilst ensuring that the regulatory objectives are attained.
The new gaming regime applied by the Malta Gaming Authority, is both technology and game-neutral, therefore encompassing any type of gaming offered.