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Recognition Notice

Expand into Malta with Confidence: MGA Recognition and Strategic Support for iGaming Success

Already possessing an iGaming license within the EU/EEA positions you for greater reach. The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) Recognition Notice grants you equivalent operational status and expedites market entry. At Contact Advisory Services Ltd. (CAS Ltd.), we provide tailored solutions that go beyond the initial recognition procedure. Our strategic guidance and established relationships with industry stakeholders secure your launch and facilitate ongoing business success within Malta’s dynamic iGaming landscape.

Understanding the MGA Recognition Notice

The MGA Recognition Notice is a vital enabler for your business in Malta. Here’s how it functions:

  • Equivalence and Efficiency: An MGA Recognition Notice ensures that your authorized iGaming activities retain equal validity as if licensed directly by the MGA. This minimizes regulatory hurdles and lets you start serving the Maltese market quickly.
  • Regulatory Harmonization: The MGA’s approach stems from its dedication to facilitating a harmonized, cross-border iGaming regulatory framework within the EU/EEA, streamlining growth for licensed operators.
  • Ongoing Obligations: Recognition Notice holders must stay compliant with the original licensing jurisdiction and applicable Maltese laws when operating in or from Malta. Ongoing maintenance of the Recognition Notice is also required.

The Regulatory Framework: Mastering the Requirements

Malta’s regulatory landscape places high importance on ensuring fairness, player protection, and industry ethics. Navigating the process demands meticulous attention to detail. The foundation includes:

  • Malta Gaming Act of 2018: The Act provides the legal framework for iGaming licensing with a two-tier classification system: Business-to-Consumer (B2C) and Business-to-Business (B2B).
  • Gaming Authorisations Regulations (S.L. 583.05): Specific regulations dictate MGA Recognition Notice eligibility, application protocols, and ongoing reporting requirements.

Comprehensive Support: From Application to Business Growth

CAS Ltd. offers a full-service solution exceeding simply recognition-focused assistance:

  • Eligibility Assessment: Our initial review provides insight on how your license compliments your desired Malta market expansion plan. We pinpoint strengths and potential complexities within your existing structure.
  • Application Excellence: Meticulous application preparation and documentation management ensuring your submission package exceeds every MGA expectation.
  • Liaison with the MGA: Direct MGA communication channels streamline processes and provide swift resolutions to queries or adjustments during the application phase.
  • Optimized Entry Strategy: Our experience with a range of licensing jurisdictions grants insight for optimized Malta market entry strategies, avoiding common pitfalls and accelerating onboarding.
  • Strategic Services for Sustainability: We offer post-recognition services such as Maltese tax structuring, assistance in establishing banking relationships,recruitment support, and regulatory compliance maintenance.
  • Ongoing Maintenance and Evolution: Annual renewal management of your Recognition Notice and continuous guidance as your business needs change with growth in the Maltese market.

Why Partner with CAS Ltd.: Expertise Beyond Compliance

Our track record showcases success in the realm of recognition complexities and beyond:

  • Trusted Advisors: Leveraging a wealth of experience, we’ve successfully secured recognitions even for less-common licensing jurisdictions and innovative operating models.
  • Holistic Approach: Your business strategy aligns directly with our comprehensive suite of services designed to ensure a seamless, legally sound, and tax-optimized growth trajectory in Malta.
  • Relationships Within the Ecosystem: Tap into our established network with Malta’s banking institutions, regulatory entities, and key iGaming service providers.
  • Reputation Matters: Proactive compliance and leveraging best practices solidify your standing with stakeholders and create a foundation for a sustainable,respected brand presence in Malta.

Expanding Your Presence, Securing Your Future

Don’t view the Recognition Notice as just a prerequisite – it’s an opportunity to launch into the Maltese market with a solid foundation:

Contact Contact Advisory Services Ltd. today. Discover a dedicated partner committed to your ongoing iGaming achievements in Malta and beyond.

Additional Note: If you’re open to sharing a brief, anonymized case study where you overcame a challenge with recognition from a non-standard jurisdiction, I can weave this into the copy as a compelling proof point!


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Audrey Sapiano

Chief Commercial Officer

Trevor Axiak


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