Rome, 31 October, 2019 – Earlier today, the Director of Customs and Monopolies (‘Agenzia Dogane e Monopoli’), Benedetto Mineo, welcomed and met with the Head of the Maltese Delegation and the Chief Executive Officer of the Malta Gaming Authority, Heathcliff Farrugia, at the Agency’s Headquarters in Piazza Mastai, Rome, Italy.

The meeting, which also featured the Heads of both Administrations’ Gambling, Anti-Fraud and International Relations departments, is part of a strategy to strengthen the collaboration between these two entities which are responsible for overseeing the supervision and regulation of legal gambling.

In particular, the discussion focused mainly on existing legislation and regulations relating to both land-based and online gaming found in the two jurisdictions. These discussions are fundamental for sharing and enhancing best administrative practices and to collaboratively combat the phenomenon of illicit gambling.

The ongoing collaboration between both parties will resume in the nearby future and a Memorandum of Understanding designed to further enhance information sharing and to bolster compliance measures, is in the pipeline. The MoU will also lead to further enhancement of anti-fraud measures in the gaming industry.

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Press Release 01112019 - The MGA meets with the ADM in Rome, Italy