Tag Archives: MGA

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

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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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Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal

During the global lockdown, online gambling incumbents were served with a raft of instant compliance enforcements applied across the board. Ray Wilson, director of UK-based gambling compliance consultancy AMLGS, has taken the positives from the gambling sector’s response to the COVID-19 challenge. ______________________ Impressive and encouraging – two words that we do not hear often when referring to gambling operators …

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IBIA – MGA must adopt coherent approach on sports betting customer disputes  

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has published its official response to the Malta Gaming Authority’s (MGA) consultation on ‘suspicious betting reporting requirements and further integrity matters’.  The IBIA underlined that it has followed MGA legislative developments closely since the regulatory body launched its ‘Prevention of Corruption in Sport Act‘ in  2018. Furthermore, the IBIA has supported the MGA in …

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Chetan Pandya, Pragmatic Solutions: Sticking to the circle of competence

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Chetan Pandya, Chief Product Officer at Pragmatic Solutions (pictured), discusses the importance of strengthening its regulatory compliance standing in Malta, before explaining the evolution of the ‘Onboarding Hub’ resource to deliver more transparency to its partners, and why it is sticking to the “circle of competence” to avoid compromising on quality.  SBC: How would you describe the Pragmatic Solutions business …

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