Published on 14 January 2015 by Rhi
In a bid to update and refresh it’s image, the prestigious licensing body, the Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) of Malta has undergone a complete rebranding. This includes a new name- the LGA becomes the MGA, which stands for Malta Gaming Authority- a new logo and a brand new, intuitive website to better communicate their goals and objectives to the world.
The LGA of Malta, now the MGA is one of the most highly respected casino licensing bodies in Europe and this rebrand is a great way to keep their message up to date, whilst keeping their work fresh in the minds of everyone in the industry.
A Lotteries and Other Games Act was created way back in 2001 and sought to bring all iGaming activities together in one safely regulated environment. The power was granted to the LGA to create this regulatory framework and to ensure it moved with the times in order to remain strong and relevant. The newly named Malta Gaming Authority mission statement explains;
“To regulate competently the various sectors of the lotteries and gaming industry that fall under the Authority by ensuring gaming is fair and transparent to the players, preventing crime, corruption and money laundering and by protecting minor and vulnerable players.”
The MGA has a number of aims and objectives to ensure that casinos are treated fairly, whilst players are protected to the highest standard. This protection covers human temperaments (ensuring young and vulnerable people are protected), technological systems (is your data safe?) and much more. To make their aims understood, the MGA have published clear and concise points.
Malta Gaming Authority Aims
- Protect minors and vulnerable persons.
- Safeguard player’s rights.
- Promote responsible gaming in a safe environment.
- Ensure the integrity of games and gaming devices.
- Keep gaming free from criminal activities.
Malta Gaming Authority Objectives
- Consolidate all regulatory functions relating to gaming activities.
- Operate a successful and a fully integrated Authority.
- Support the industry and technological innovation.
- Provide authoritative and accessible information.
- Provide a one-stop-shop for licensing.
The work they undertake is enormous, the lengths they go to, to protect players is second to none, which is why they are one of the preferred licenses in Europe. Their work covers everything from continually researching all the different aspects of online igaming activity, granting licenses to online casinos and lottery operators (which, in itself is a huge undertaking), monitoring the licensees to ensure they continue to meet the regulations, collecting relevant taxes to ensure Malta can continue to offer this high standard service and much more besides, including supporting local good causes with their work.
The name and branding has changed, but the message and the information remains the same. The MGA are all about you, the player. For more information you can read our dedicated and detailed Malta Casino Licenses page.