On the 14th of February 2023, the Malta Gaming Authority (“MGA”) issued a notice to entities offering licensable games in or from Malta without the required authorisation from the MGA.

The MGA’s notice refers to Regulation 22 of the Gaming Authorisations Regulations, which states:

“Any person offering licensable games in or from Malta without an authorisation issued in terms of these regulations, but under an authorisation issued by another Member State of the EU or the EEA, or a State which is deemed by the Authority to offer safeguards largely equivalent to the offered by Maltese law, shall apply to the Authority for a  recognition  notice  according  to  the procedure established by the Authority.”

Those B2C gaming operators and B2B gaming suppliers that are operating in or from Malta without the required Recognition Notice from the MGA are being given the opportunity to self-report their non-compliance to the MGA until the 14th April 2023. Such act of self-reporting will be taken into consideration by the MGA when meting out any administrative decision in this respect.

The MGA’s notice may be accessed at https://www.mga.org.mt/mga-issues-notice-to-entities-that-require-recognition-notice/.

For further information and assistance about Gaming & Betting Law kindly contact Mr Reuben Portanier and Dr Terence Cassar.

Disclaimer This article is not intended to impart legal advice and readers are asked to seek verification of statements made before acting on them.
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