Frequently Asked Questions
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Remote Gaming

What Classes of Licences are available in Malta?
An operator may apply for one or more of the following classes of Remote Gaming Licences:
• Class 1 – operators managing their own risk on repetitive events with random outcome (casino type games, lotteries, bingo and slot games).
• Class 2 – operators managing their own risk on a singular event (sportsbetting).
• Class 3 – operators promoting and abetting gaming from Malta whereby operator receives only a commission (P2P, poker networks, betting exchange and game portals).
• Class 4 – Hosting and managing other remote gaming operators, excluding the licensee itself (operating as a platform).
• Class 1 on 4 – operators managing their own risk on repetitive events, however, being hosted on a third party platform Class 4, licenced by the MGA.
• Class 3 on 4 – operators promoting and abetting gaming from Malta whereby operator receives only a commission, being hosted on a third party platform Class 4, licensed by the MGA.
What share capital is required for Remote Gaming?
The required share capital in relation to the different gaming licences is as follows:
Class 1 --- €100,000
Class 2 --- €100,000
Class 3 --- €40,000
Class 4 --- €40,000
Class 1 on 4 --- €100,000
Class 3 on 4 --- €40,000
What are the applicable Remote Gaming fees?
The fees due to the Authority include:
application fees – €2,330
yearly licence fees – €8,500
renewal fees – €1,500
approval fees for Transfer or Assignment of Licence – €1,500
What Tax is applied in Malta?
CLASS 1
€4,660 per month for the first six (6) months
€7,000 per month thereafter
CLASS 1 ON 4
€1,200 per month payable to Class 4
CLASS 2
Online Betting
0.5% per month on the gross amounts of bets accepted
Online Betting Exchange
0.5% per month on the sum of all net winnings
CLASS 3
5% per month on Real Income
CLASS 3 on 4
5% per month on Real Income
CLASS 4
Tax Free for the first six (6) months
€2,330 for the next six months
€4,660 thereafter
What type of licence is provided by Curacao?
Curacao provides one simple eGaming sub-licence which operates under an eGaming licence covering a vast range of gaming such as games of skill, RNG's, chance and wagering services.
What Tax is applied for Curacao?
0% gaming tax
No VAT< or Sales Tax
2% corporation tax for e-Zone companies

Key Official

What are the main responsibilities of a Key Official?
Knowledgeable and available for any system reviews and compliance with the MGA.
Ensuring that any license conditions imposed by the MGA and the remote gaming system is set up and maintained in accordance with the remote gaming regulations.
Responsibility for overseeing all the technical setup.
Drafting and submitting of incident reports in order to notify the MGA in respect of any changes made to either the software or hardware of the license.
Constantly updating MGA in respect of any changes to be made, emergency incidents in relation to the operated license.
Submission of monthly gaming tax and annual gaming license fee.
Submission of the Company's Accounts / Financial Audit and other MFSA needs. Ensuring that all players' funds are covering the amount in full held at the Company banking systems weather true it's banks or online wallets.
The Key official must have access full financial back office and banking access.
Data Protection liaison.
The key official is the primary and sole contact between the MGA and the licensee. In fact the MGA recognises only the key official as the person to liaise with on behalf of the licensee and thus effects all communication through the said key official.
Should the Key Official be appointed as Director?
The Malta Gaming Authority requires that a certain degree of local presence is held by remote gaming licensees. To this effect, a remote gaming licensee is required to appoint a physical individual acting as a director . Such director is referred to as the Key Official of the operator and acts as the main point of contact on the part of the remote gaming licensee with the Authority.
Can the Key Official be a legal entity?
No, the Key Official must be a physical person. This person must be free from any related criminal offences and must be approved by the MGA.