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i-Gaming | Remote Gaming Licenses Under the Malta Jurisdiction

Malta has successfully established itself as a serious, well-regulated European jurisdiction for on-line betting companies attracting some of the largest operators in the world. A stable regulatory and political environment, EU membership and quality infrastructure have all contributed to the success being enjoyed by Malta attracting over 335 licence holders operating from the island.

Tanti-Dougall & Associates, Advocates can assist operators throughout the licensing process to obtain an on-line gaming licence benefitting from a very attractive fiscal regime.  This includes liaison with all respective authorities from start to finish. In addition our team can provide ancillary services including company formation, tax advice and back office assistance.  Shareholders of gaming companies benefit from Malta’s full imputation system, tax refunds and over 60 double taxation treaties in addition to access to the various EU directives

Remote Gaming Regulations provided by the Lotteries & Gaming Authority cater for such gaming activities as online casinos, casino-style games, betting exchanges and lotteries. The seal of approval provided by local licensing regulations provides confidence to international gaming clients who hold Maltese licences in high esteem while at the same time proving to be a most advantageous and competitive regime for operators.

There are four classes of licenses:

  • Class 1 - Online Gaming Licence
  • Class 2 - Online betting office licence or an online betting exchange office licence
  • Class 3 - Licence to promote and abet gaming from Malta
  • Class 4 - Licence to host and manage online gaming operators excluding licensee

The three stage process in obtaining a licence includes a fit and proper test, assessment of business and technical ability and compliance and assistance review.  This all contributes to the industry being considered as one of the most reputable and responsible jurisdictions for online gaming across the world.