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Malta Gaming Authority License

Malta was the first country in the European Union to regulate remote online gaming through a robust regulatory framework that covers all forms of B2B and B2C gambling. GamingLicensing helps all business entities obtain any of the four types of remote gaming licenses:

  • Type 1:

    Casino license

    (all casino games, including live casino games, virtual sports, lotteries, and secondary lotteries)

  • Type 2:

    Fixed odds betting

    (including live betting)

  • Type 3:

    Pool betting

    (including betting exchange)

  • Type 4:

    Controlled skill games

Advantages of Malta Gaming Authority License

A license from the Malta Gaming Authority is one of the most prestigious ones in the business, starting with the fact that it’s issued by an EU member state, giving access to a vast market. Here are some of the main advantages of an MGA license:

  • (01)

    Stable and renowned regulation

    The MGA provides transparent and strict oversight, making Malta’s legal framework reliable for online gaming operations accepted worldwide.

  • (02)

    Low tax

    Malta charges only a 5% gaming tax.

  • (03)

    Ease of banking

    Open accounts in Maltese banks without restrictions, simplifying financial transactions for your gaming business.

  • (04)

    Future-proof laws

    With laws that evolve to embrace future trends like virtual currencies, Malta stays ahead in the online gaming sector.

  • (05)

    Compliance with AML/CFT

    Malta rigorously implements EU directives on anti-money laundering, ensuring your business upholds the highest standards.

Malta Gaming Authority License Requirements

All Malta Gaming Authority license requirements are outlined in the System Documentation Checklist created for applicants so that they can easily track their progress. With the help of GamingLicensing, you’ll have all the tools needed to meet the license requirements that entail:

  • Detailed Business Plan

  • Responsible Gaming Procedures

  • Technical Company Policies and Procedures

  • Key Technical Setup and Essential Components

  • Operational Company Policies and Procedures

  • Terms and Conditions

  • AML/CFT and Onboarding Procedures

  • Specifications of the Gaming System

  • Sports Betting Integrity

  • Contracts with Business Partners

Malta Gaming Authority License Cost

The total cost of a Malta Gaming Authority license depends on the type of license you are applying for. Here’s an overall breakdown per license type:

  • B2C – Type 1 (Minimum €15,000; Maximum €375,000);
  • B2C – Type 2 (Minimum €25,000; Maximum €600,000);
  • B2C – Type 3 (Minimum €25,000; Maximum €500,000);
  • B2C – Type 4 (Minimum €15,000; Maximum €500,000);

All licenses entail a €5,000 one-time, non-refundable application fee and a non-refundable fixed annual licence fee of €25,000.

How to Apply for a Malta Gaming Authority License/Application Process

The application process for a Malta Gaming Authority license begins with you contacting our legal experts at GamingLicensing. They will guide you through the entire procedure, which includes the following steps:

Submission of all the required information electronically through the MGA online portal

The MGA conducts a fitness and propriety test

The analysis of the proposed business operations

The MGA checks all operational and statutory requirements

System audit

Other Gaming Licensing

Securing a gambling license is one of the most important steps on the road to success in iGaming. GamingLicensing helps you attain licenses from multiple offshore gambling jurisdictions, including:

  • Curacao

  • Isle of Man

  • Anjouan

  • Kahnawake

  • Malta

You can always contact us through the form below