components of the system, for example, front-end of the games or
customer support operations, may be situated outside Malta at the
location of choice of the licensee.
The online gaming system
(which is defined as a computer system deployed by a licensee and
including all its components, the operating system and application
software) must be certified for compliance to the satisfaction of the
Lotteries & Gaming Authority.
Certification is only
necessary for those components of the system the functioning of which
directly impacts the operation of the games or the reporting of gaming
and financial transactions.
Certification also involves
audit as to whether the gaming system is compliant with the requirements
of ISO-17799:2000 Information Technology - Code of Practice for
Information Security. A “ISO-17799 gap analysis” audit will be carried
out by experts approved by the
Lotteries & Gaming Authority. Certification costs are
chargeable to the licensee; such audit fees approximate to €2,500 for a
standard, well documented gaming system.