Malta Online Gaming

Malta has been a leader in respect of online gaming regulation for almost two decades now. Since the 2000s the iGaming industry in Malta has witnessed a remarkable and rapid growth. Malta has clearly become the jurisdiction of choice for many operators. Malta in fact boasts of regulating some of the world’s largest and leading online gaming operators.

Malta regulates a wide-ranging variety of games offered via means of distance communication (such as internet, mobileand digital TV). These services can be offered and operated under the Maltese online gaming licensing system, which identifies between two main licences, the B2B (business-to-business) online gaming licence and the B2C (business-to-customer) online gaming licence. Different games are classified by game types and verticals which include casinos and live casinos,lotteries and secondary lotteries,fixed odds betting, P2P games including bingo and pokeras well as daily fantasy sports. Online gaming operators have chosen to operate under the Maltese licence because it is well regulated and well regarded by online operators and players alike.

The licensing process for an online gaming operator is well defined and the Malta Gaming Authority is very approachable, with the regulator not policing but guiding and directing in an effective manner, safeguarding both the businesses and the players’ interests.

For further details about online gaming in Malta and the process for obtaining an online gaming licence from the Malta Gaming Authority contact EMD’s gaming team on