The Malta Gaming Authority (the MGA) and the Dutch Kansspelautoriteit (the Dutch Gambling Authority) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the purpose of enhanced cooperation between the two authorities. Thanks to this MoU both authorities will be supporting each other in the sharing of best practices and information in support of their responsibilities at law, whilst also engaging in discussions on policy matters of interest. Both authorities stand to benefit from this MoU, since they share the common objectives of preventing criminality, making sure gaming is fair and transparent, and also protecting vulnerable persons against gambling addiction.
The Kansspelautoriteit’s Chairman, René Jansen, stated that: “I am delighted that agreements with international regulators, like the Malta Gaming Authority, are formalised and captured in Memorandums of Understanding. These MoU’s are a solid basis to share knowledge, to cooperate, and to smoothly exchange information. At the same time operators will be receiving a clear signal that hands of regulators will be joined internationally.”
The MGA’s Chief Executive Officer, Heathcliff Farrugia, expressed his satisfaction on this agreement whereby he stated that: “This MoU with the Dutch Gambling Authority is another step in the right direction, and follows other similar MoU’s which the MGA signed with other regulators over the past years. Our relationship and cooperation with Kansspelautoriteit has already yielded tangible results in the past, and with this MoU, apart from formalising such relationship, a stronger collaboration at an international level is also ensured.”