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MGA seeks to strengthen cooperations as Malta Politics is rocked by further corruption claims

Michele Magro, General Counsel of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), has confirmed that the regulator will work with Italy’s ADM Customs Agency and further authorities to ‘eliminate criminal infiltrations in online gambling’. Magro confirmed to Italian betting news source AgiproNews that MGA officials had met with Italian counterparts in Rome to discuss regulatory cooperation and further information sharing to strengthen …

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BetConstruct’s Live Casino games get MGA approval

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Soft Construct (Malta) Limited, trading as BetConstruct, has secured approval from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) to supply Live Casino games to MGA licensed operators and B2C customers.  Malta, said BetConstruct, is one of the key jurisdictions for gaming. It explained that the latest certification “powers the company to extend its scope of operation by offering a unique live casino …

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Malta MGA sets new benchmark classifying start-ups

Updating the market, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has amended several provisions of its ‘Gaming Licence Fee Regulations (2018)’ updating conditions and criteria related to its MGA legislative frameworks. Publishing its 2019 amendments, the MGA focuses on the definition of start-up businesses working within its jurisdiction, in which the regulator has expanded the criteria and requirements for incumbents to be …

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Malta MGA publishes Brexit guidance

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published its licensee guidance on the ‘impact of the UK’s exit from the European Union’. Updating stakeholders, the MGA details that its Brexit guidance solely relates to affairs within its regulatory remit and that licensees should be aware of further business consequences resulting from Brexit. The MGA advises licensees to review UK and EU …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Betfred penalty raises multi-market concerns

The announcement by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) that Gibraltar-based Betfred.com is the most recent recipient of a hefty financial penalty for AML failings has served to raise once again the question why so many overseas-based remote operators have run into such problems with the UK regulator. In the Betfred case, it has not just been a case of concern …

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ThePOGG complaints returns $2.5m to online gambling players

Online gambling community, ThePOGG.com has revealed that its player complaints services have returned over $2.5 million back to punters in betting-related consumer disputes. Updating the market, ThePOGG marks the figure as a major milestone achieved for the service which has been in operations for four years. Since its launch, the ThePOGG has recorded a 150% increase in players utilising its …

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Malta MGA launches next phase of crypto testing environment

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has announced that it will advance its research and resources of cryptocurrency capabilities aiding Malta’s regulatory development of online gambling incumbents. Updating stakeholders, the MGA announces that it has launched the second phase of its ‘Sandbox Framework’ initiative, exploring the capacity of authorising ‘virtual financial assets’ as a means of payment, along with further blockchain-centric …

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Cooperative agenda sees Malta MGA launch new ‘Sports Integrity Unit’

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has established a new ‘Sports Integrity Unit’ helping strengthen its capacity and resources towards fighting sports corruption and match-fixing. The Integrity Unit will focus on gathering intelligence and data related to suspicious betting, serving as the MGS’ liaison foreign regulatory authorities, law enforcement agencies, wagering monitoring systems and sports governing bodies combatting the manipulation of …

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Campeon Gaming Partners launches CampeonUK casino

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Expansion seeking Campeon Gaming Partners has made its move in the UK online casino market by launching CampeonUK. Running with affiliate tracking from Income Access, it is the fourth live brand for the igaming operator after CampeonBet, EvoBet and SvenBet.  Having established these brands, the company is ready to find success in the UK’s huge online gambling market. It will …

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Year of change sees Malta MGA bolster its enforcement capacity

Publishing its 2018 annual report and financial statement, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) details that it has effectively implemented a number of key directives strengthening its regulatory oversight. During 2018, the regulator focused on strengthening its anti-money-laundering (AML) supervision under the guidance of a revamped ‘Gaming Act’ framework, which established stricter AML procedures alongside further provisions on player protection standards …

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