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Licencing Options and Game Types

Remote Gaming Services

Gaming Licence

Malta established itself as an online gaming jurisdiction 20 years ago with the enactment of a new legal and regulatory framework to regulate the fast-growing industry including the setting up of an independent regulatory authority – the Malta Gaming Authority. At that time, Malta became the global leader in the field of gaming regulation, player protection and fairness of the games. With its robust infrastructure, efficient regulatory environment, and vibrant ecosystem, Malta became a key strategic destination for gaming entrepreneurs to operate in and from Malta, unlocking growth opportunities in the industry.

The following are the key strategic enablers which make Malta a jurisdiction of choice for the online gaming sector:

  1. Strategic Location and Connectivity:

Nestled at the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta enjoys a strategic location that serves as a gateway between Europe and Africa. This advantageous position provides convenient access to a wide range of markets, facilitating business expansion and international commercial collaborations.

  1. Business-Friendly Environment:

Malta embraces a business-friendly environment, offering a transparent and efficient regulatory framework that nurtures entrepreneurship, fairness and institutional robustness. English, as an official language, simplifies international communications and facilitates seamless integration for foreign companies, ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations.

  1. Thriving Gaming Ecosystem:

Malta has cemented itself as an international, world class gaming ecosystem, hosting a diverse portfolio of industry players and service providers including game developers, practitioners, software providers, and service suppliers. This vibrant community fosters collaboration, innovation, and knowledge sharing, creating ample opportunities for networking and business growth.

  1. Supportive Regulatory Framework:

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), renowned for its efficacy and expertise, provides a transparent and comprehensive regulatory framework which protects the players, integrity of the games while addressing the dynamic nature of the gaming industry. With flexible licensing options for both B2C and B2B operations, foreign companies can find the right license to suit their specific gaming verticals.

  1. Access to Talent:

Malta boasts a talented pool of gaming professionals, including experienced lawyers, consultants, accountants, and service providers who possess in-depth knowledge of the industry. This abundance of specialised knowledge ensures that foreign companies have access to the expertise necessary for the establishment and operation of a gaming business in Malta.

  1. Tax and Financial Incentives:

Malta offers attractive tax incentives and financial advantages for gaming businesses. The Maltese Fiscal Unit regime provides an effective corporate tax rate of 5%, encouraging foreign investment and fostering the establishment of corporate structures with favourable tax conditions.

  1. Access to Service Providers:

Malta hosts a wide array of service providers catering specifically to the gaming industry. These include payment solutions, affiliate networks, game developers, IT support services, legal firms, and marketing agencies, offering convenient, high-quality and specialized support to gaming companies in various aspects of their operations.

  1. Strong Regulatory Infrastructure:

With a robust framework for AML (Anti-Money Laundering) and player protection, Malta emphasizes high standards of stringent regulatory compliance and supervision. This commitment to such high standards instils trust in the industry and ensures a safe and secure gaming environment for both license holders and players.

Malta’s combination of a business-friendly environment, strategic location, robust regulatory framework, tax incentives and a sophisticated eco-system is an ideal destination for foreign businesses venturing into the gaming business. Whether establishing a B2C or B2B operation, Malta offers a thriving ecosystem, abundant opportunities for growth, and a strong commitment to high standards of regulatory compliance.

At Contact Advisory Services, we are dedicated to supporting foreign companies in their journey to set up their gaming business in Malta. Our team of seasoned professionals possess extensive experience in the gaming industry and can provide tailored solutions to ensure a seamless and successful entry into the Maltese market.

If you are considering establishing and/or expanding your gaming business in Malta or seeking professional services, do not hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation.

Key Persons

Luca Zahra Brincat

Corporate Lawyer

Ryan Barwari

Corporate Lawyer

Audrey Sapiano

Chief Commercial Officer

Angelo Vella


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