The island of Malta already hosts the largest number of iGaming operators in the European Union thanks to its attractive fiscal incentives, advanced IT infrastructure and efficient human resources.

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is the authority which regulates the procedures of remote gaming operations. Any remote game which can be securely managed under the MGA regulations will be considered for licensing.

All operators of remote gaming in or from Malta must possess a valid license of the relevant class as set out in the First Schedule of the Remote Gaming Regulations. Applicants must satisfy relevant criteria to obtain a gaming license in Malta, amongst other things they must be:

  1. A Registered Company in Malta.
  2. They must satisfy the ‘fit and proper persons’ test which involves rigorous due diligence checks on all persons (individual or corporate) who have a significant stake in the Malta gaming enterprise.
  3. Demonstrate business, financial and technical ability to carry out the gaming operation in Malta.
  4. Demonstrate its solvency in order to ensure player winnings and deposit returns are safeguarded.

Fairwinds Management Limited advisors will assist you throughout the application process so that you can register for the license you require to start operating your iGaming and betting business online. We will also help you establish an optimal company structure so that you may operate an iGaming company profitably whilst availing of the fiscal and employment incentives which are currently being offered to iGaming operators in Malta.