The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the National Statistics Office (NSO) have collaborated on a two-day workshop focused on the gaming sector in Malta. The event was held between 27 and 28 June 2022 at the MGA’s office in the SmartCity technology park.
The event served as a platform for discussing relevant developments in the gaming industry as well as for facilitating and enhancing discussion on the technical issues related to the analysis of the industry’s data, a press statement issued by the MGA explains.
— MaltaGamingAuthority (@MaltaGamingAuth) June 28, 2022
Peter Spiteri, Chief – Finance & Business Transformation, responsible for statistical and data-related projects at the Malta Gaming Authority, said: “As a regulator tasked with overseeing all gaming operations in and from Malta, we recognize the importance of national statistics in supplying essential data for effective decision-making, their quality, and timeliness.“
“We have been collaborating with the NSO for a number of years now, and we will continue strengthening our relationship given the importance of the gaming sector to the Maltese economy,” Spiteri added.
— MaltaGamingAuthority (@MaltaGamingAuth) June 24, 2022
Collaborative events and sessions are frequent for the MGA. Last week, the authority received a delegation from the Malawi Gaming Board and the National Lotteries Board between June 20-23. The visit was requested by the Malawian regulatory authorities “to learn and replicate best practices in the regulation of the online gaming sector.”
Following an office tour, and a discussion revolving around the structure of the Authority, the MGA organized a number of presentations over two days, including an overview of the licensing and compliance processes, criminal probity assessments, Anti-Money Laundering supervision processes, and the utilization of risk-based approach to regulation. The visit came to a close with a tour of land-based establishments, providing further insights into the sector.