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article Malta regulator cancels Pick Mister licence
(3/26/2020)
(Malta) -- The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has cancelled Pick Mister Limited’s B2C gaming service licence after the online operator failed to pay its licence fees...
article LeoVegas' current Board Chairman Mårten Forste appointed COO in Malta
(1/24/2020)
(Malta) -- The company's current COO in Malta, Richard Woodbridge, has accepted an offer in another industry and will leave LeoVegas at the end of May.
article Gaming firm averts sanctions after record fine
(1/19/2020)
(Malta) -- A company that illegally processed millions of euros worth of payments for an online gambling operation will not face any criminal charges after reaching a...
article Maltese Police Chief Went to EPL Soccer Game with Casino Owner Charged with Murder of Journalist Galizia
(1/19/2020)
(Malta) -- Just days after the Maltese police chief formerly in charge of the investigation into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia resigned over criticism...
article Malta gambling license still considered top tier in markets without country level regulation
(1/16/2020)
(Malta) -- There has been considerable discussion as of late about gaming licenses from the Malta Gaming Authority, and whether the time for these licenses has passed....
article Malta Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia tops ‘10 Most Urgent’ list of press freedom cases
(1/1/2020)
(Malta) -- The One Free Press Coalition, a united group of pre-eminent editors and publishers using their global reach and social platforms to spotlight journalists...
article Middleman Testifies Against Yorgen Fenech in Galizia Murder Case
(12/12/2019)
(Malta) -- It’s the scandal that brought down Malta’s government. On Wednesday, Melvin Theuma, the so-called “middleman” in the murder of anti-...
article Inside the plot to kill Daphne Caruana Galizia
(12/8/2019)
(Malta) -- The middleman in Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination gave a blow-by-blow testimony of the plot in court last week. Jacob Borg takes a look at the key...
article Go-between: Only 1 mastermind in Maltese reporter’s murder
(12/4/2019)
(Malta) -- A Maltese taxi driver testifying under immunity from prosecution says that a local casino and hotel owner, was the sole mastermind of the 2017 car-bomb murder...
article Malta’s Prime Minister steps down, casino owner pleads guilty to murder
(12/2/2019)
(Malta) -- It sounds like the plot of a political thriller novel. A journalist cracking open a global scandal involving world leaders; businessmen and politicians...
article Maltese businessman Fenech charged with complicity to murder in journalist case
(11/30/2019)
(Malta) -- One of Malta’s wealthiest men, Yorgen Fenech, was charged in a Valletta court on Saturday with complicity to murder in the car bomb killing of anti-...
article Casino Owner Suspect in Journalist Murder Denied Immunity-for-Info Deal
(11/29/2019)
(Malta) -- There will be no immunity for Yorgen Fenech, the Maltese casino owner arrested in connection with the murder of crusading anticorruption journalist Daphne...
article How a dog called Peter sparked Malta's political crisis
(11/29/2019)
(Malta) -- A week of arrests and resignations, of drama and fury unlike anything Malta has seen in generations, might not have happened but for the keen nose of a police...
article Malta’s PM expected to quit in scandal over journalist’s murder
(11/29/2019)
(Malta) -- Malta’s prime minister Joseph Muscat has told associates he plans to resign over the political and legal crisis stemming from the murder of journalist...
article Third Senior Lawmaker Resigns as Casino Owner’s Arrest Triggers Political Crisis in Europe’s Online Gambling Hub
(11/27/2019)
(Malta) -- A third Maltese government minister resigned on Wednesday due to circumstances arising from the arrest of the island’s biggest casino owner, Jorgen...
article Maltese Casino Operator Asks for Immunity to Spill Beans on Murder of Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia
(11/26/2019)
(Malta) -- Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat’s chief of staff Keith Schembri resigned on Tuesday morning after local media reported a wealthy casino operator...
article SiGMA's 6th edition set to bring its awards gala, celebrities, hummers and helicopters
(11/26/2019)
(Malta) -- This year’s SiGMA expo in Malta is set to offer celebrity appearances, VIP helicopter transfers, a diamond catwalk model show, and the Malta iGaming...
article Gaming Operator Arrested, Bailed, Rearrested in Malta as Part of Probe into Anti-Corruption Journalist Murder
(11/22/2019)
(Malta) -- A Maltese casino operator arrested on Wednesday in connection with the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was released on bail on...
article Maltese police search yacht amid journalist slaying probe
(11/22/2019)
(Malta) -- Maltese police on Friday searched the yacht of a prominent local businessman who is being questioned about the car-bomb slaying of an investigative journalist...
article Malta mogul arrested on yacht in journalist murder case
(11/20/2019)
(Malta) -- Malta on Wednesday arrested a tycoon in connection with the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, the day after an alleged middleman was offered a...
article COMMENTARY: Responsible gaming following the issue of first licences in 2004
(11/19/2019)
(Malta) -- Since the start, in 2004, of the licensing of companies wishing to offer gaming services, Malta has always pledged to provide an effective protection for...
21 Total Articles on this Issue

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article Bitcoin’s roots in gambling from Craig Wright
(1/2/2020)
(Malta) -- Malta’s 2019 SiGMA conference had a dedicated blockchain and Bitcoin track of talks, and the list of speakers could never truly be considered complete...
article Malta as 'blockchain island' is 'calculated risk,' says leader
(9/10/2018)
(Malta) -- Malta's prime minister is doubling down on the booming blockchain industry in a bid to diversify the European Union's smallest economy -- and to even...
article Why the EU Is Furious With Malta
(9/10/2018)
(Malta) -- The union’s least-populous member nation has become a cryptocurrency and online gambling hub plagued by allegations of corruption and money laundering....
article Malta’s Government: “Our Next Step is Blockchain”
(9/2/2017)
(Malta) -- Red Herring recently reported on the small but burgeoning tech scene evolving in Malta, one of Europe’s smallest nations. Keith Abela, of the country...
article Will the Maltese government legalize bitcoin gambling?
(8/25/2017)
(Malta) -- Over the years, Malta has grown to become a major hotspot for the online gambling industry. By lowering taxes and making their gambling laws less restrictive...
article Malta could allow cryptocurrencies
(7/14/2017)
(Malta) -- Malta Gaming Authority could allow the implementation of cryptocurrencies for the online gaming industry soon. Gaming operators could start offering the...
article Firm built on research of bitcoin’s ‘creator’ sold
(4/16/2017)
(Malta) -- A company built around the research of Craig Wright, who claims to have invented the bitcoin cryptocurrency, has been sold to a private equity firm in a deal...
article Company Behind Bitcoin 'Creator' Sold to Private Investors
(4/13/2017)
(Malta) -- A company built around the research of Craig Wright, who has claimed to have invented the bitcoin cryptocurrency, has been sold to a private equity firm in a...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Why is Malta-based casino brand Casitabi so popular in Japan?
(12/20/2019)
(Malta) -- The vast selection of online casinos available for gamers means some gambling sites can afford to target a specific audience. For CasiTabi, it's Japan....
1 Article on this Issue

eSports

article Malta aims to become esports hub in 2019
(10/24/2018)
(Malta) -- The Government of Malta has revealed in its 2019 budget that it will be looking to make the island nation the next great hub in the esports industry.
article Esports Betting Site CEO Eyes Lofty Goals After Malta License, ICO
(10/24/2017)
(Malta) -- The chief executive of esports betting operator Unikrn said the importance of the new license from the gaming authorities in Malta “really cannot be...
article Unikrn To Expand Esports Betting Across Europe, Attains Malta Gaming License
(10/10/2017)
(Malta) -- Esports betting company Unikrn, amidst its highly successful cryptocurrency ICO, has announced a partnership with French bookmaker RPB to create an all-...
article eSports industry bolsters its reputation with a little help from Malta
(7/3/2017)
(Malta) -- The Malta Gaming Authority has followed a move by the UK Gambling Commission to clamp down on cheating and corruption in eSports. The growth in eSports has...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Hard Rock to pay €2 million of the €300 million new development will cost
(6/13/2018)
(Malta) -- Giant global hospitality chain Hard Rock will pay just €2 million of the €300 million the new St George’s Bay development will cost, the Times...
article Hard Rock International To Continue Electrifying The Mediterranean With New Resort In Malta
(2/28/2017)
(Malta) -- Hard Rock International announces plans to open its third European resort, following debuts in Ibiza and Tenerife. Projected to open in 2020, the seafront...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

William Hill

article William Hill to open satellite office in Malta in prep for Brexit
(6/5/2018)
(Malta) -- Betting giant William Hill has confirmed that they’re opening a new satellite office in Malta as the company prepares for Brexit. William Hill plans to...
1 Article on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Global Daily Fantasy Sports targets B2B growth with Malta licence
(4/20/2018)
(Malta) -- Toronto-listed Global Daily Fantasy Sports (GDFS) has secured a licence from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). The daily fantasy sports (DFS) software...
article Local start-up POANG hopes to score big with novel fantasy sports app
(8/13/2017)
(Malta) -- It’s not every day that a three-man start-up successfully courts a large company for investment on an “idea they’ve been working on”,...
article Valery Bollier: fantasy sports responds to the needs of new generation
(8/11/2017)
(Malta) -- Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators are predicting a fantasy sports boom in Asia in the coming years and there are tell-tale signs to back their claims.
article Why the island of Malta is important for DraftKings
(3/22/2017)
(Malta) -- Daily fantasy sports company DraftKings will launch in Germany this week, Yahoo Finance has learned. The company will open up a beta version of its platform,...
article Oulala Joins DraftKings With Fantasy Sports License From Malta
(3/11/2017)
(Malta) -- The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) issued a controlled skill games (CSG) license to fantasy sports platform provider Oulala. The new license category launched...
article Oulala becomes first licensed B2B fantasy sports provider
(3/7/2017)
(Malta) -- Daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform provider Oulala.com has been handed the first official controlled B2B skill games licence from the Malta Gaming Authority...
article OulalaGames Obtains Malta Skill Games License to Provide Regulated Fantasy Football
(3/7/2017)
(Malta) -- OulalaGames has become the first B2B daily fantasy sports provider to be granted a Skill Games license by the Malta Gaming Authority.
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Blockchain Technology

article Malta could transform the gambling industry through Blockchain regulation
(3/14/2018)
(Malta) -- In recent years, Malta has become one of the biggest gambling hubs on the Old Continent. This small island has been a host to numerous poker tournaments,...
article ‘Success achieved in igaming industry will be replicated in the blockchain sector’ – Silvio Schembri
(10/24/2017)
(Malta) -- Next year's budget will provide the necessary tools for Malta to become a trailblazer in the digital economy and a leader in the use of new technology,...
article MGA praises blockchain technology
(10/20/2017)
(Malta) -- Blockchain technology keeps growing and Malta has turned its attention to the possibilities it provides and the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has highlighted...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Stars Group

article World’s largest online poker brand Stars opens Malta office
(8/2/2017)
(Malta) -- Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has inaugurated the new office of Stars Group Inc., the world’s largest online gaming brand.
1 Article on this Issue

Online Gaming

article Former MGA Employee Criticizes Regulator for Poor Online Gambling Monitoring Policies
(5/22/2017)
(Malta) -- The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has failed to follow its own principles in monitoring computer servers on which gambling websites reside, a former employee...
1 Article on this Issue

Europe Gaming

article How Malta rolled dice on online gambling supervision: documents
(5/21/2017)
(Malta) -- Malta let online gambling firms operate from the island across the European Union between at least 2012-2014 while failing to enforce its own rules on...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Casino.org Launches Brand New Membership Area
(3/12/2020)
(Malta) -- Casino.org has just launched its brand-new membership area - and is giving away huge prizes to celebrate.
article Malta regulator suspends Stakers’ B2C licence
(3/10/2020)
(Malta) -- The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has suspended Stakers Limited’s B2C gaming service licence after the GB Gambling Commission's took a simliar decision last...
article Adrian Hillman loses gaming authority contracts, AUM board role
(1/24/2020)
(Malta) -- Adrian Hillman's consultancy contracts with the Malta Gaming Authority have been terminated by new Parliamentary Secretary Clayton Bartolo in a show of "zero...
article Betsson inks new partnership with ibet
(1/14/2020)
(Malta) -- Online gambling group Betsson AB has strengthened its network of partnerships after inking a new sportsbook B2B deal with ibet ahead of its launch in May....
article River iGaming to ramp up B2B focus amid B2C struggles
(12/12/2019)
(Malta) -- Online gaming solutions provider River iGaming will focus more on B2B operations after the division performed ahead of expectations in the third quarter, but...
article Maltese casino owner arrested in journalist murder case
(11/21/2019)
(Malta) -- Maltese casino owner Yorgen Fenech has been arrested in connection with the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. In 2017, Caruana...
article GrooveGaming getting into the Groove for SiGMA 2019
(11/16/2019)
(Malta) -- Ascending aggregator GrooveGaming will be showcasing some under-wraps new technologies with its biggest ever presence at SiGMA with an extended presence on...
article SiGMA’19 will bring all iGaming continents together
(11/15/2019)
(Malta) -- SiGMA’19 expo will take place from 27th to 29th November 2019, at the MFCC in Ta’Qali, Malta, with a focus on deal-making and business expansion...
article Brexit’s impact on the Malta gaming scenario
(11/14/2019)
(Malta) -- When it comes to online gaming, the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority are two of the most respected governing and licensing bodies in the...
article Gambling Commission pushes standards agenda to Maltese operators
(10/30/2019)
(Malta) -- Neil McArthur, chief executive of the UK Gambling Commission, has emphasised the need for standards to be raised among overseas gambling businesses targeting...
article ‘Where will it all dovetail?’ Revisiting the criminal landscape preceding the Caruana Galizia assassination
(10/25/2019)
(Malta) -- The key to the problematic hypothesis of a double-tiered conspiracy in the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia - the existence of a middleman who...
article Interview: CEO of The Malta Gaming Authority
(10/3/2019)
(Malta) -- Casino.org had the opportunity to ask the CEO of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), Mr Heathcliff Farrugia, a few questions about the gaming industry,...
article LV BET recruits Marcin Jablonski as CCO
(9/18/2019)
(Malta) -- Gaming operator LV BET has appointed igaming industry veteran Marcin Jablonski as its new chief commercial officer. Jablonski joins LV BET from Twin Casino,...
article Maltese-owned gaming company hedging bets
(9/8/2019)
(Malta) -- Jeremy Micallef speaks to Nikolai Livori – the founder, managing director and chief executive officer of the only Maltese-owned iGaming company, Yobetit –...
article MGA cancels gaming licence
(9/2/2019)
(Malta) -- The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has revealed that it has cancelled the licence of RMI Limited, operator of online poker site PokerGrant. According to the...
article Troubled Maltese Gambling Co Faces $137M in New Tax Claim
(8/19/2019)
(Malta) -- Italy’s financial police have accused Malta-based gambling operator SKS365 of tax evasion to the tune of 124 million euros (US$137.6 million).
article Casino rivals mull action over state aid rules’ breach
(7/7/2019)
(Malta) -- Business operators outraged by the 64-year extension to the Dragonara casino concession are considering taking legal action over alleged breach of state aid...
article The MGA publishes 2018 annual report and financial statements
(7/2/2019)
(Malta) -- The Malta Gaming Authority has published its Annual Report and Financial Statements for the financial year ending 31 December 2018. The report provides an...
article Malta Gaming Authority, police team up to fight illegal gambling
(5/23/2019)
(Malta) -- Illegal gambling is beginning to find itself in a very precarious position around the world. Countries are cracking down on the activity, finally realizing...
article BetConstruct wins two awards at MiGEA ‘19
(5/21/2019)
(Malta) -- BetConstruct has been recognized for its innovative approach to product development and its excellence in betting platform quality at Malta’s iGaming...

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