Malta Gaming Authority

We hold our license with the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).

The Gaming Authority is a single regulatory body that is responsible for the governance of all gaming activities in Malta including Amusement Machines, Broadcasting Media games, Casinos, Commercial Bingo Halls, Commercial Communication games, the National lottery, Non-Profit games and Remote Gaming.

Since the enactment of the Lotteries and Other Games Act, 2001 the MGA established the following mission statement:

"To regulate competently the various sectors of the lotteries and gaming industry that fall under the Authority by ensuring gaming is fair and transparent to the players, preventing crime, corruption and money laundering and by protecting minor and vulnerable players."

The enactment of the Lotteries and Other Games Act, 2001 aimed to bring all gaming activities, with the exception of land-based casinos, under one comprehensive legislative instrument. The Act vested the MGA with a wide array of powers, thereby providing the necessary tools to implement effective regulation.

MGA aims:

  • Protecting minors and vulnerable persons;
  • Safeguarding players' rights;
  • Promoting responsible gaming in a safe environment;
  • Ensuring the integrity of games and gaming devices;
  • Keeping gaming free from criminal activities.

MGA Objectives:

  • Consolidate all the regulatory functions relating to gaming activities;
  • Operate a successful and a fully integrated Authority;
  • Support the industry and technological innovation;
  • Provide authoritative and accessible information;
  • Provide a one-stop-shop for licensing.

MGA Activities:

  • Conducting research on various aspects of gaming;
  • Granting licences relating to gaming and lotteries;
  • Monitoring licensed gaming;
  • Collecting gaming taxes on behalf of the Government;
  • Supporting good causes;
  • Ensuring that the sector contributes to the country's development.

For more information, visit the MGA web site

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