The Regulations do not specify what type of games are licensable
and any game can be presented by the operator. The important
factor is that the game happens remotely and not face-to-face.
Typical licensable games and activities include online
bookmakers, betting exchanges, online casinos, casino-type
games, lotteries, bingo operations and marketing companies and
An Array of Licenses that are
The Regulations are also not hindered by the medium. Therefore
all forms of electronic devices can be used, including phones,
faxes, mobile phones and the internet.
The Promotion of Responsible
This concept incorporates protection of
minors and the vulnerable player. Every operator must have a
written procedure to open a player's account and this must
include ascertainment of the player's agenda verification checks
with a credit card number matched with information from the
relative bank. Vulnerable players are also checked by means of
pre-set limits and cooling off periods before changes to these
limits are carried out.
Malta became a member of the EU in May 2004.
This played a very important role in attracting remote gaming operators
to Malta. With the present uncertainties of operating online and facing
restrictions by national authorities, being established in Malta results
in operators benefiting form the
freedom of establishment and the freedom provide cross-border
services within the EU.
See article on Malta Gaming Taxes