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ESA Gaming makes Malta entry following MGA approval

ESA Gaming makes Malta entry following MGA approval

ESA Gaming has continued its expansion into regulated gambling markets after securing a supplier licence from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). The MGA licence will allow the supplier to distribute its collection of mobile gaming products, including the EasySwipe portfolio, to a range of new partners. “The accreditation of our products by the MGA marks a very exciting step for …

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MGA appoints Dr Brincat as new CEO

The board of governors of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has confirmed the appointment of Dr Carl Brincat as new Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.  Brincat replaces former incumbent Heathcliff Farrugia, who declined to renew his tenure as MGA CEO last November after informing the Malta government that he had chosen to work in the private sector.  An expert …

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MGA reminds licensees of their sports integrity duties

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has reminded all licensed sports betting operators of their duties to submit and document suspicious betting reports from 1 January 2021. The B2C obligation forms part of the MGA’s revamp of Malta’s ‘Gaming Act’ undertaken during 2018, which saw the regulator amend its criteria for gaming authorisations and strengthen its compliance directives. From 2021 onwards, …

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Malta FIAU publishes key stats on suspicious transactions related to online gambling

Malta’s Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) has published its ‘intelligence factsheet’ providing an overview of ‘suspicious transaction reports’ (STRs) submitted by Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) licensees in 2019. The FIAU is a Malta government central agency tasked with the collection, processing and analysis of data and intelligence with a view to combating money laundering and the funding of terrorism. Under …

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MGA launches first phase of new integrity monitoring system 

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has beta launched its new online platform which will allow B2C licensed sports betting operators to report suspicious betting activities to its new ‘sports integrity monitoring unit’.  The launch of the platform forms part of the MGA’s 2020 roadmap, in which the regulatory agency has expanded its technical solutions and systems which monitor online gambling …

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ANJ and KSA sign cooperation pact on market integrity issues

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), French gambling’s new unified regulatory agency, has signed a ‘cross border cooperation agreement’ with Netherlands counterpart  Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) on issues related to market integrity. The agreement signed by ANJ Director-General Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin and KSA Chairman René Jansen will see the regulatory bodies share data and best practices in strategic areas related to money laundering, operator …

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Soft2Bet launches MGA-licensed casino brand Cadabrus

Cadabrus

Soft2Bet has launched its MGA-licensed operator brand Cadabrus, where players are welcomed by a rabbit with a love for magic tricks (click here or watch the video above). Cadabrus is the latest addition to Soft2Bet’s portfolio of more than 20 operator brands and follows on from the hugely successful launch of its first gamified online casino, jungle-themed Wazamba. As well …

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Kindred places technology as the core theme of 2020 Sustainable Gambling Conference

Kindred Group Plc has disclosed that its fifth annual ‘Sustainable Gambling Conference’ will encourage its executive delegates to explore the question of ‘how technology can support a more sustainable industry?’  Due to take place on 21 October, Kindred’s sustainability conference will take place as an online event to accommodate COVID-19 measures. Each year Kindred invites executive guests from health services, …

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Malta launches ‘Why iGaming’ campaign to attract fresh talent

European-wide igaming trade body iGEN has teamed up with Gaming Malta to launch its new workforce initiative ‘Why iGaming’ which will focus on attracting new recruits to Malta’s thriving online gambling sector. Launching the www.whyigaming.eu website, iGEN’s 22 member companies will collaborate with Malta government-sanctioned non-profit Gaming Malta, promoting vacant job roles within Malta’s igaming community. The website will be …

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Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch

Igaming white-label services provider Soft2Bet has unveiled ‘Irokobet’ as its latest online casino and sportsbook property, targeting growth within New Zealand and further African markets.  Irokobet marks Soft2Bet’s 20th white label partner launch, with the software provider operating a roster of online sportsbooks and casinos including CampoBet, Wazamba and Frumzi. Seeking to expand Irokobet within underpenetrated markets such as New Zealand, …

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