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MGA survey reveals investment postponements as COVID-19 biggest rupture 

Conducting a survey among its licence holders, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published first insights of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Malta’s online gambling sector. The study, carried out in April by the MGA’s ‘Information & Research’ unit, detailed pandemic impacts on each individual licensee segment including B2C operators, technology providers, marketing services and operations. “The survey …

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Soft2Bet’s Boris Chaikin on meeting punters’ needs through white label development

Innovation and evolution of product offerings have been the key to mitigating the impact of sporting cancellations, writes Soft2Bet CEO Boris Chaikin. As the wider betting and gaming industry continues to find new ways to deal with the impacts of COVID-19, Chaikin (pictured below) discusses Soft2Bet’s heritage, white label model, and how the company has adjusted amid the current pandemic. …

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MGA and ICC form data-sharing collaboration

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has strengthened its sports integrity capacity by entering a data-sharing agreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC). The announcement sees the MGA continue its 2020 agenda of collaborating with wider industry stakeholders, seeking to directly tackle online gambling’s current threats and future challenges. The ICC governs and administrates international cricket across the world, with its …

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MGA states zero tolerance approach to crisis marketing

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has reminded all licensed incumbents of their duties in ensuring that ‘responsible commercial communications’ are thoroughly maintained during the ongoing global COVID-19 crisis. Writing to operators, the MGA demanded that that responsible communications and engagements are upheld with consumers who have been forced into lockdown or isolation by their national governments. It said: “We remind …

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Malta revamps rescue package to focus on workforce protections

The Malta Labour Party has sanctioned wholesale upgrades to its economic rescue package to support vital industries disrupted by the ongoing global Covid-19 crisis. Yesterday, Prime Minister Robert Abela unveiled a raft of new economic measures to protect Malta’s business community and workforce. Malta’s Treasury has pledged to commit €61 million per month to support the employer payroll for its …

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Malta businesses criticise the country’s COVID-19 rescue package

Malta’s business community and trade unions have urged the government to rethink terms and conditions attached to its €1.8 billion COVID-19 ‘rescue package’. Last week, Malta’s new Prime Minister Robert Abela presented the Labour Party’s COVID-19 economic pledge, focusing on maintaining liquidity of Malta businesses. The Malta Treasury’s headline policy saw the government commit to a €1.6 billion liquidity fund which …

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Digitain signs new white label agreement with BetShah

BetShah

Digitain will expand its global portfolio by providing the white label sportsbook and casino platform for BetShah. The new agreement means that Digitain will ensure the support and development of the BetShah strategy, both for online sportsbook and casino, to a global market.  A white label option provides the operator with the key platform products, accounting, management and technology support, …

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Malta MGA fines Blackrock Media €2.4m for servicing unauthorised transactions

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has sanctioned a €2.4 million penalty charge on Blackrock Media Limited for ‘operating gaming services through a Maltese legal entity without being in possession of the necessary authorisation’. The penalty charge follows a joint investigation undertaken by the MGA and Malta’s Executive Police force, which uncovered that Blackrock Media had processed payments to and from …

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IBIA to share betting information with MGA’s Sports Integrity Unit

Sports Integrity Unit

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has signed a betting integrity information sharing agreement with the Sports Integrity Unit, a new unit launched by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) this summer as part of an initiative to increase the focus on the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is the first agreement between the …

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Stanislav Silin, Altenar: Defying regulatory challenges to hit 2019 high notes

Altenar

Stanislav Silin, CEO at Altenar, reflects on a successful year for the sportsbook software provider, which saw it obtain key licences with the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), and defy challenging conditions in both Italy and Sweden to launch four regulated customers across the two markets. SBC: What are the key highlights for Altenar from 2019? …

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