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Tougher Malta MGA suspends trio of licencees

Acting as the principal regulatory body responsible for monitoring Malta igaming industry incumbents’ actions both home and abroad, the ‘Malta Gaming Authority -MGA’ has announced a trio of licensee suspensions. Issuing a series of industry updates, the MGA confirms that it has moved to suspend the licences of German/Turkish online bookmaker Betixx Limited, alongside Silema–based industry games developer Morpheus Games …

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Italian Senate undertakes first moves at classifying & clarifying Blockchain

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Seeking to expand its regulatory frameworks for new technology disciplines, the Italian Senate Committee for Corporate Affairs has approved the nation’s first blockchain focused legislative directives. The draft mandate aims to deliver an initial legislative framework for technologies and IT systems, which operate financial transactions/engagements/exchanges through decentralised registries, ledgers or crypto-based protocols. Developing its first legislative proposals, the Italian Senate …

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1xBet integrates online slot and video bingo games from MGA

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International operator 1xBet has increased its library of online slot and video bingo games through a new alliance with the online division of Spanish gaming company MGA. Content from MGA Games will be fully integrated into 1xBet’s product offer, specifically for markets where online gaming is regulated or on the path to regulation. 1xBet has access to the complete collection, …

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IBAS backs MGA’s ‘ADR scheme’ as a positive direction for Malta

Richard Hayler, Chief Executive of betting adjudication group IBAS, has backed the Malta Gaming Association’s (MGA) ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution’ ADR scheme, as a positive directive for the European jurisdiction’s online gambling frameworks. A key initiative for 2018, this week the MGA enforced all its licensed incumbents to adhere to the new consumer dispute policies and procedures required by its new …

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Malta MGA launches new mandatory ADR player dispute scheme

Continuing to overhaul its online gambling licensing frameworks, The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has this week announced the launch of its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) scheme directive. In place from 3 December 2018, the ADR scheme seeks to support online gambling consumers with reliable and consistent procedures and processes for challenging MGA licensed operators on matters relating to disputes, transactions …

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Videoslots and SafeEnt take Swedish licence count to 18

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The licence count in Sweden has reached 18 after two more companies – Videoslots Ltd and SafeEnt Ltd, a subsidiary of Global Gaming, secured approval to service the market from 1 January 2019. On 3 and 4 December, Videoslots was granted a licence for online games, while SafeEnt secured a five-year licence for betting and online gaming through Ninja Casino …

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BetConstruct Casino aggregator gets fresh update from Evoplay Entertainment

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The industry’s first 3D/VR slot games from Evoplay Entertainment have delivered a fresh update to the BetConstruct Casino aggregator. The game development studio has agreed a deal which sees its most innovative titles made available to BetConstruct’s casino customers. Evoplay’s portfolio includes over 50 slots, table and instant games, including the first 3D/VR slots game, ‘Necromancer’, which was debuted at …

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BetConstruct to provide poker software under MGA licence

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BetConstruct has continued to sweep up accreditation from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) after securing approval to add poker to its set of licensed products. The developer and provider of online and land-based gaming solutions has confirmed that it has been granted an approval from the MGA to add the poker vertical (type 3) under both B2C and B2B licences. …

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Malta implements new ‘Gaming Act’ strengthening player protections & AML Codes

The Maltese Parliament and Chamber of Commerce has approved and implemented the framework of its newly revised ‘Gaming Act’, coming into effect today. The act will establish a new industry anti-money laundering code, alongside further improvements to Malta gambling incumbents’ player protection standards and responsibilities. Furthermore, the Gaming Act has been revised to strengthen the Malta Gaming Authority’s (MGA) position …

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EU ‘detailed opinion’ delays Malta’s revised Gaming Act

Updating the market, The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has informed that it will delay the introduction of its revised Gaming Act until 1 August 2018. The authority details that a ‘EU member state’ has submitted a detailed opinion to the European Council in relation to its Gaming Act’s legislative mandate, which the MGA will review. ‘This Detailed Opinion has extended …

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