MGA urges unlicensed gaming operators to self-report by April 14

MGA Malta iGaming news

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has directed all unlicensed operators offering online casino games from the region without due permission to come forward in an act of self-disclosure.

The iGaming regulator has given April 14, 2023, as the deadline for self-reporting before administrative action is taken on the unlicensed operators. 

In an official release, the MGA asked operators who are not licensed in Malta but have a valid iGaming permit from a member state of the EU, EEA or a state with similar laws to come forward.

The body added that continuing to operate from the country without being recognized will be tantamount to a direct contravention of its rules. 

The MGA said it will “view self-reporting in this fashion as an act of disclosure and will be taken into account when the MGA makes any administrative decision regarding non-compliance”.