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Malta Gaming Authority
(Lotteries and Gaming Authority)
Address: La Concorde, Abate Rigord Street, Ta' Xbiex MSD 12, Malta
E-mail Address:
Phone: +356 21316590 /1/3/4
Fax: +356 21316599
Population: 404,039 (2005 est.)
Deputy Chairman:
Dr. Joseph Zammit Maempel
Mr. Joseph Ross
Reuben Portanier
Jurisdiction: Malta

Backgroun Information


The Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) is a public single regulatory body that is responsible for the governance of all forms of gaming in Malta.
All gaming that takes place in Malta is regulated by the LGA. Accordingly the LGA is responsible for Amusement Machines, Broadcasting Media games, Casinos, Commercial Bingo Halls, Commercial Communication games, Horse racing, the National lottery, Non-Profit games, Remote Gaming and Video Lottery Terminals.

The National Lottery
The National Lottery was set up as a Government monoply in 1934. Prior to February, 2004, all National Lottery games fell under the responsibility of the Public Lotto Department. In February, 2004 Maltco Lotteries Limited was awarded an exclusive licence to operate all the National Lottery games. The licence is valid for seven years.
Presently Maltco is operating Super 5, Lotto Instant lottery, U*Bet (fixed-odds betting) and Quick Keno.
Maltco is expected to launch other National Lottery games in the future. The LGA regulates the operations of Maltco and collects gaming tax from the licensee on behalf of the Government.

News 2016
June 21, 2016 The Malta Gaming Authority Publishes Its 2015 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements for the Financial Year Ending 31 Dec 2015
June 20, 2016 Gaming Authority Publishes A Public Consultation Paper Dealing With A Policy On Outsourcing In Remote Gaming
January 29, 2016 Gaming Authority Publishes a Public Consultation Paper on a Code of Commercial Communications

News 2015
September 4, 2015 Gaming Authority Publish Concept Paper Relating to Outsourcing in Remote Gaming
September 3, 2015 Gaming Authority Publish New Guidelines Governing the Gaming Sector

News 2014
November 19, 2014 Netherlands Takes First Step in Cooperation with Maltese Authority
November 1, 2014 LGA Issues Consultation Document for Proposed Cloud Solutions for Remote Gaming Industry
November 6, 2014 The Lotteries and Gaming Authority issues its interim performance results
November 6, 2014 LGA Announce 25% Increase in the Number of Gambling Licences Issued in 2014
November 5, 2014 Consultation on Proposed Cloud Solutions for Remote Gaming Industry
August 22, 2014 WantedPlay Limited's remote gaming licence has been Suspended
August 22, 2014 LGA has no connection with
July 28, 2014 LGA Warns Association with Gaming Website is both False and Misleading
July 4, 2014 Responsible Gaming Foundation to Map Out Initiatives for Next Four Years
June 6, 2014 LGA publishes its audited Financial Statements for 2013
June 6, 2014 Parliament Advised of Steep Increase in Illegal Gambling Reports
June 6, 2014 Proposed Amendments to Armenia’s Gambling Law to be Submitted to Parliament’s Economic Affairs Committee
June 3, 2014 LGA Participates in the First Ever East Meets West Regulators Summit in Manila
June 1, 2014 Results Display the Importance and Value of Gaming Industry
May 29, 2014 GVC Holdings Strategic Investment Approved by Maltese LGA
May 29, 2014 Lotteries and Gaming Authority Generate Millions for State Revenue
May 7, 2014 Lotteries and Gaming Authority Signs Lease for New Office Premises
February 18, 2014 Responsible Gaming Foundation Launched
January 9, 2014 Lotteries and Gaming Authority Head Discusses ‘Future-Proofing’ of the Gaming Sector

News 2013
December 15, 2013 Lotto Receivers Union Argues Unfair Competition
November 27, 2013 Suspension of Turfez Limited’s Licence
November 27, 2013 Suspension of PIVGame Limited’s Licences
October 22, 2013 Amendment Sought to Allow Appointment of New LGA Executive
October 22, 2013 Malta’s Lotteries and Gaming Authority and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission sign bilateral Memorandum of Understanding
October 22, 2013 Gamers Expected to File Class Action against Regulator
September 6, 2013 Inspectorate Unit Told To Stop Enforcement
July 30, 2013 Lotteries & Gaming Authority Issue Statement on
July 30, 2013 Suspension of Everleaf Gaming Limited
July 12, 2013 Together With The Gaming Industry Stakeholders, We Will Identify New Niches To Strengthen And Grow This Industry
July 1, 2013 Calls for the Gaming Industry to be Further Protected and Promoted
May 13, 2013 Gaming Regulator Appointments
April 26, 2013 Lotteries and Gaming Authority Press Statement On Everleaf
March 25, 2013 Minister Gives Assurance New Government Will Be Supportive of Gaming Industry
March 22, 2013 Review of Gaming Sector Laws and Regulations to be Carried Out
March 1, 2013 EveryMatrix Announce Launch of Brand New Online Gaming Facility
February 17, 2013 LGA Chief Named Among Top50 Influential People in iGaming
February 1, 2013 Lotteries and Gaming Authority Issues Update on Everleaf Gaming


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