Remote Gaming Licences in Malta
An overview of the available classes of remote gaming licences in Malta.
The Malta Lotteries and Gaming Authority has now published new regulations covering more Gaming Activities than under the previous laws. Activities such as online casinos, casino-style games, betting exchanges and lotteries will now be permitted.
This framework has the objective of providing regulation which is strong and serious but not unnecessarily bureaucratic, ensuring vigorous protection for users of on-line gaming and dovetailing with Malta’s long-established and reputable financial services sector.
Remote Gaming in Malta
The highlights of the new legislation are:
The proper operation on interactive games
The protection of players
The prevention of money laundering
Exigencies of public interest
The types of remote gaming licences in Malta are the following:
Class 1 – Online Gaming License;
Class 2 – Online betting office license or an online betting exchange office license;
Class 3 – License to promote and abet gaming from Malta;
Class 4 – License to host and manage online gaming operators, excluding the licensee himself.
Over the past years Malta has successfully established itself as a serious, well-regulated European jurisdiction attracting on-line betting companies. The LGA has issued a growing number of Remote Gaming Licences in Malta.