Online Gaming Licences in Malta
The online gaming licence process for a gaming company in Malta will usually take between 12 to 16 weeks. This date is from the date the application of the online gaming company is submitted and should be supported by all relevant documentation and information to support the application. The online gaming licence in Malta is issued for a period of five years and may be renewed for a further five years thereafter.
Online gaming activities and their respective gaming licence class are outlined below and include online gaming licences, remote betting licences, licences to promote and abet gaming from Malta and a licence to host and promote online gaming operators.
What are the online gaming licences in Malta?
Class 1 Gaming Licence in Malta – Online Casino Companies and Style Games, Lotteries, Slots Games
A class 1 online licence is a remote gaming licence where operators manage their own risk on repetitive games. This includes online casino style games and online casino companies, lotteries and slots.
Class 2 Gaming Licence in Malta – Fixed odds and pool betting
A Class 2 online gaming licence is a remote betting licence where operators manage their own risk on a matchbook. This includes fixes odds and pool betting gaming companies.
Class 3 Gaming Licence in Malta – Online Poker, Betting Exchanges, Skins, Tournaments, Bingo
A Class 3 online gaming licence is a licence to promote and/or abet remote gaming in or from Malta. This includes online poker gaming companies and online poker networks, peer to peer (P2P) gaming and game portals such as bingo gaming companies.
Class 4 Gaming Licence in Malta – Provides a Remote Gaming Licence to other Licensees
A Class 4 online gaming licence is a licence to host and manage remote gaming operators, excluding the licensee itself, whereby software vendors provide management and hosting facilities on their platform. This is also known as a business to business (B2B) gaming licence.
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