Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) in the News — Weekly Round-up for October 19, 2018

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Oct 19, 2018

Malta Gaming Authority Warns Off Illegal Operators

Only Malta-licensed operators may offer gambling services from Malta

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has issued a warning to operators and providers of gaming services and gaming supplies, including those offered by remote means, that only licensed operators will be allowed in the country.

MGA officials have again warned that according to article 13 of the Gaming Act, the companies can function in and from Malta, only if they have obtained relevant authorisation issued by the authority.

“Operating in and from Malta includes, amongst other things, offering games to persons in Malta, having technical equipment located in Malta, having the natural person offering the gaming services located in Malta, and having the legal person offering the gaming services and critical gaming supplies registered and, or established in Malta,” said MGA in a notification published on its website.

Any person found to be in breach of the above may be subject to administrative sanctions or criminal prosecution, as envisaged in the same law, and penalties include fines up to Euro 500,000 for first-time offenders and up to Euro 1 million for recidivists, as well as imprisonment.

MGA Distances Itself From 1club1way

Refutes claims of an MGA license

In a public advisory this week, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has denied any connection to, saying claims of a MGA gambling license are false and misleading.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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