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Mar 30, 2020

Is the Skills Gap in Malta’s Gaming Industry Becoming an Issue for Operators?

Malta is known for more than just beautiful beaches and rich history. Gambling has been an intrinsic part of Malta and its economic and cultural identity for decades. The gambling industry in Malta is regulated and overseen by the Malta Gaming Authority. This authority has gained international credibility for being fair and trustworthy by both players and casino game developers.
Feb 19, 2020

How are Safety and Transparency Ensured in the Gambling Industry?

Gambling is, by far, one of the most popular leisure time activities for many. However, gambling doesn’t come without risks. For starters, there is the issue of the legitimacy of the gambling site you are playing on, the regulatory aspect and fairness of casino games, the protection of personal data, and many other things.
Feb 12, 2020

Impact of Brexit on Online Gaming Scene in the UK

Almost four years after the Brexit vote in a referendum, the UK has finally left the EU and its single market policy. The uncertainties are manifold and everyone has reasons to worry. The online gambling industry is undoubtedly one of the concerned parties.
Jan 28, 2020

Future of Cryptocurrency and Online Gambling in Regard to New 2020 Laws

Cryptocurrencies are often considered the future of payment and the cause of the slow demise of fiat currencies. Although these predictions belong more to the domain of fantasy novels and movies, the growing presence of cryptos can undoubtedly be felt in all areas of business, especially the online gambling industry.
Dec 26, 2019

Why Do We Gamble?

It’s no secret that gambling is one of the most exciting leisure activities in today’s time. It originated thousands of years ago, and the latest technological advancements, such as the Internet or the latest software pieces, as well as numerous locations where we can gamble, have made it more accessible than ever.
Dec 12, 2019

The Future of Online Gambling in Brazil

Brazil is the fifth biggest country in the world in terms of population, which is just one of the reasons why the Brazilian market is extremely lucrative for casino operators. However, gambling operators might have to wait a bit longer for their slice of the pie before Brazil legalizes gambling, thus enabling the creation of a regulated gambling market.
Dec 3, 2019

How Tight Should Gambling Laws Be?

Gambling laws continuously change and adapt to the newest gambling trends and technology in order to protect the players and ensure they are playing in regulated markets.
Nov 15, 2019

The UKGC Might Ban the Use of Credit Cards

After gathering supporting data from debt relief charities, financial services, gambling operators, and individuals who experienced financial troubles due to gambling with credit cards, the UK Gambling Commission continues to evaluate the collected data, which will be one of the determining factors concerning the use of credit cards for gambling.
Nov 14, 2019

Preparing for Brexit: MGA’s Guidance Document

In order to prepare for the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, the Malta Gaming Authority has issued a guidance document that offers insight into the potential impact on the gaming industry.
Sep 20, 2019

Impact of Mobile Gambling on Society

In the last two decades, the mobile industry has come a long way. Mobile phones went from being a privilege and a luxury to one of the most widespread technological gadgets around. Apart from becoming an integral part of our lives, smartphones have also become a lot better and faster, which helped them overtake computers as the most popular method of going online.
Sep 18, 2019

The UKGC Updates Their Policy on FTP Games

The UKGC has updated its License Conditions and Codes of Practice (LLCP) on May 7. The new update affects every UK licensee and states that every remote licensee must verify the age of any customer before the said customer can access licensees’ free-to-play-games.
Sep 12, 2019

Obtaining an online gambling license in Greece

The Greek gambling industry, along with foreign companies, held its breath waiting for a new licensing regime for online casinos. At the legislative level, the activity of both land-based and online casinos is regulated by Law No. 4002/2011 of 2011, according to which only a limited number of operators (24 companies in total) gained the right to offer their services on the Greek gambling market. Note that possession of another license (of Curacao or Malta, for example) does not give the company the right to serve Greek players.
Jun 26, 2019

How to obtain a betting license to operate in the Russian Federation

Online sportsbooks are considered a highly lucrative business. Until 2016, online betting was illegal in Russia, but since the adoption of an amendment to Federal Law No. 244, the industry has been regulated. At the time of writing, 31 Russian companies have the right to accept interactive bets (this is the term used in the legislation for sports betting).
Jun 24, 2019

Lottery License and How to Get a Lottery License

The lottery is a game of chance where people pay to participate and have a chance to win various prizes. There are multiple types of lotteries, and each of them requires different license types, such as a non-remote society lottery, remote society lottery, non-remote external lottery manager, and remote external lottery manager. Keep in mind that some lottery organisations don’t even require a license, such as society and small society lotteries.
Jun 20, 2019

Bingo License

Many organisations can offer bingo games without a license. However, if the total sum of the stakes or prizes exceeds a certain amount (which depends on the jurisdiction you are in), you will need a bingo operating license. Luckily for you, the process of applying is rather simple.
Jun 19, 2019

Betting Licence

If you are planning on running a sportsbook, you’ve come to the right place — our article will help you learn everything you need to know about different types of betting licences, how to obtain them, as well as what the requirements for obtaining a betting licence are.
Jun 19, 2019

Gaming Machine License

As is the case with many other job positions in the gaming industry, in order to supply machines or make software repairs on gaming establishment premises, you need a gaming machine license.
Jun 17, 2019

Gaming Employment License

Apart from having to be 18 or 21 (or older) and fit to work, you must obtain a gaming license before you can work in the gaming industry. In order to do that, you must first be offered a job by a casino or gaming establishment and then go through various license gambling checks and meet various license requirements. Requirements differ depending on the jurisdiction and the license issuers, but also on the type of job you would be doing.
Jun 17, 2019

How Long Does It Take to Get a Gaming License?

When you’re starting an online casino business, one of the most important steps is getting the license. Even though the process is somewhat straightforward, it may take a lot of your time. The duration of the process depends on a variety of factors, all of which we will include in our article in order to help you prepare yourself and organise your time accordingly.
Jun 17, 2019

Gaming License Background Check

If you want to apply for a license as an operator or you simply wish to work in the gaming industry, you must pass various background checks. These background checks help casinos and license issuers verify your credibility and integrity.
Jun 3, 2019

Casino Gaming License

If you’ve decided to set up your own online casino business, one of the very first things you’ll need is a gambling license. If you want to get more familiar with what a gambling license is, as well as the different types of licenses and their prices, you’ve come to the right place — we will cover everything you need to know about getting a gaming license.