Remote Gaming Licences in Malta

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December 03 08:44 2015 by The Editor Print This Article

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.

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