The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is the gaming control board of Malta. It was established in 2001 to regulate the various sectors of the gaming industry that fall under the MGA’s authority, by ensuring fairness transparency to players using gaming services, preventing crime, corruption and money laundering and to protect minor and vulnerable players.
The MGA deals with:
- Protection of minors and vulnerable persons, while promoting responsible gaming in a safe environment.
- Licensing and regulation of the gaming operators.
- Guidance and cooperation at all stages of the application process.
- Protection of player funds, ensuring that all deposits and withdrawals are secure and enforceable.
- Ensure the integrity of games and gaming devices, via audits and independent testing facilities to ensure the randomness of results of all games of chance.
- Monitoring of licensee activities to ensure compliance.
- Safeguarding of player rights, via investigation of complaints concerning the licensees on behalf of the players.
- Monitoring of activities to keep gaming free from criminal activities.