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Malta Gaming Authority Reports Strengthened Regulatory Oversight in the Past 12 Months

Malta Gaming Authority publishes its 2018 Annual Report and Financial Statements presenting the regulatory oversight and penalties it has imposed.

- July 3, 2019 By Oliver Young -

Expert online casino players know the three regulatory bodies they can trust: the UK Gambling Commission, the Gibraltar Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority. The first two have been in the iGaming industry since the dawn of gambling, however, MGA is a newer one that has quickly gained players’ trust. But MGA has established […] Continue Reading

BetConstruct Premiered Their Blockchain Solution Fasttoken Innovation at Malta Blockchain Summit

BetConstruct introduced their latest blockchain technology advance, the cryptocurrency blockchain technology-based solution called Fasttoken Innovation.

- November 6, 2018 By Oliver Young -

During the Malta Blockchain Summit which took place in St Julian from November 1 to 2, BetConstruct premiered their cryptocurrency blockchain technology-based solution. The London-headquartered land-based and online gaming technology solutions company announced their latest innovation technology advance describing it as the world’s first all-in-one and fully decentralized blockchain technology based on Ethereum. The Fasttoken […] Continue Reading

Malta Gaming Authority Reveals Ambitious Plans to Increase Player Safety

- June 1, 2018 By Riley Wilson -

Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has recently revealed plans to implement a unified self-exclusion system for companies that have remote online gambling licensees in the country. Recently, a similar self-exclusion system for land-based operators has been upgraded. Taking Player Protection to a Whole New Level All gaming operators licensed by the MGA are currently obliged to […] Continue Reading

Online Gambling Operators Leave Malta Following MGA Investigation

- April 16, 2018 By Oliver Young -

Malta has always been recognized as a top online gambling market as well as a country whose gambling body the Malta Gaming Authority has boasted with high reputation. Therefore, when the country makes the headlines, this is usually thanks to good news; even if it comes to introducing brand-new gaming legislation. Nonetheless, this month the […] Continue Reading

Malta Set To Introduce A Brand-New Gaming Legislation

- March 21, 2018 By Riley Wilson -

The Maltese parliamentary secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy, and Innovation Silvio Schembri has introduced a new Gambling Bill, set to replace the country’s current legislation. The new and improved proposal will be presented to the parliament, and the voting should take place in the coming period. A Major Step Forward Schembri stated the Bill […] Continue Reading

Malta to Abolish VAT on Event Betting

Casino operators will still have to pay the tax.

- December 11, 2017 By Oliver Young -

Malta may be one of the smallest countries in the EU, but this little island nation is a true giant when it comes to online betting and gambling, as many operators and providers are based in Malta and many of those who are headquartered elsewhere have branches and offices in Malta. Favourable tax policies and […] Continue Reading

Malta Gaming Authority to Officially Adopt Bitcoin in Online Casinos

MGA to launch unified self-exclusion system

- July 31, 2017 By Oliver Young -

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is moving closer towards adopting Bitcoin and other digital currencies in the online gambling sector. The information was revealed in a new White Paper the MGA published, which contained proposals for significant reforms to the legal framework for online and land-based gambling in the country. According to the information, the […] Continue Reading

Italian Gambling Companies Might Sue Malta Gaming Authority

- August 3, 2015 By Oliver Young -

According to the latest news published by Malta Today, the Malta Gaming Authority might be sued by Italian companies whose gaming licences have been suspended. The reason for the suspension of their licences is alleged ties to the Calabrian mafia, but the companies claim there is no enough hard evidence that support MGA’s decision. A […] Continue Reading

Malta Okays First Cruise Liner Casino

Malta's Cruise Casino Regulations picking up steam

- June 2, 2015 By Nemanja L. -

Crystal Serenity is set to become the first cruise ship to operate its onboard casino in Maltese waters after the country’s gaming regulatory body approved the application from its parent company Crystal Cruises The high end cruise liner is expected to call to Malta on 5th and 6th June, and the passengers will be glad […] Continue Reading

Malta Presents New Plan for Gaming Industry Growth

Malta hopes online gaming growth will continue

- November 18, 2014 By Nemanja L. -

Malta Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) and the Government of Malta have joined ranks in an attempt to establish the island nation as the world’s most desirable gaming destination. The country’s Secretary of Competitiveness and Economic Growth Dr Jose Herrera has presented a four-year plan that was drafted in collaboration with the Responsible Gaming Foundation […] Continue Reading

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