RSM Malta

Remote Gaming

RSM has a unit that specialises in providing services to remote gaming operators. Staff in this unit are provided with on-going training to keep abreast of changes and developments happening in this industry both locally and overseas. We also participate on a regular basis in the local and international industry fora.

The Lotteries and Other Games Act, supplemented by gaming regulations, governs all forms of gaming in Malta. The Malta Gaming Authority established under the Act is responsible for issuing gaming licenses, ascertaining that licensees are fit and proper persons to carry out the functions relative to gaming, ensuring that licensees comply with all of their license conditions and that games and gaming are kept free of criminal activity.  

RSM ensures that our clients are kept updated with any new guidelines and directives issued.  Our specific services include:

  1. License Application 
  2. Pre-certification compliance 
  3. Key Official Services
  4. Gaming Tax Advice
  5. IT audits

New Gaming Act Comes Into Force

2 August 2018
The new Gaming Act, approved by Maltese Parliament on 8 March 2018, together with the subsidiary legislation and Authority-issued binding instruments which establish the detailed processes and procedures constituting the holistic regulatory framework for the gaming sector, came into force on  1 August 2018 after undergoing the EU Technical Regulation Information Sy

New Gaming Framework Directives

27 July 2018
On 20 July 2018, the Regulations which, together with the new Gaming Act (Cap. 583 of the Laws of Malta) form the new gaming regulatory framework were published in the Government Gazette of Malta, Number 20,028, as Legal Notices 242-249 of 2018.

FIAU issues the AML Implementing Procedures – Part II addressed to the Remote Gaming Sector

20 July 2018
On the 19th July, the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) issued specific Implementing Procedures applicable to Remote Gaming Operators (licensees), which addresses the applicability of the risk based approach

The Malta Gaming Authority Publishes a White Paper Proposing Major Reforms to Malta's Gaming Legal Framework

14 July 2017
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published a White Paper proposing major reforms to Malta’s Gaming Legal Framework.  The purpose of this change is to move towards a streamlined approach in terms of licence activities, which in turn will assist operators and software providers achieve Regulatory goals in a more efficient timeframe. 

Is your business GDPR ready?

2 May 2017
The countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is underway. The new regulations will cause disruption to how businesses store, manage and process personal data.  Businesses need to respond now, to make sure they are compliant by May 2018.

Countdown to Compliance

9 February 2017
Malta’s iGaming industry is evolving from fledging upstart to mature market, but companies may have a thing or two to learn from the island’s successful finance sector, says Vladimiro Commodini of RSM. Read more here

Fantasy Sports and Skill Games are officially regulated under the Malta Gaming Authority.

30 January 2017
Fantasy sports shall be defined as a contest between two players, offered by means of distance communications for real money, the fantasy sports contest shall be one where the outcome is determined by the accumulation of statistical results of the performance of a number of individuals competing in actual sporting events.