MGA launches a single self-exclusion system

The Malta Gaming Controller (MGA) announced plans to launch a unified self-exclusion system for companies that have licenses to conduct remote gambling on the territory of the state.

MGA launches a single self-exclusion system
Earlier this month, the Parliament of Malta in the third and final reading approved a new national law on gambling.

The MGA will assume a greater oversight role, mainly focusing on compliance and law enforcement functions in order to combat problems such as money laundering and terrorist financing.

In addition, now the MGA acquires operational authority, while the support department of MGA players has established the role of intermediary between the injured players and operators.

As part of this approach, remote gambling licensees will now be required to follow a new unified system whereby players who self-exclude from one operator will not be able to access the services of another.

MGA implemented a self-exclusion system for terrestrial operators
Heathcliff Farruja, CEO of MGA, said:

“The protection of players is the main point of MGA’s regulatory requirements, and this project once again underscores our desire to provide players with the necessary tools so that they can use the services of gambling responsibly. Over the years, we have witnessed attempts by gambling operators to take various measures to ensure responsible gambling, and therefore we are absolutely confident that a single system of self-exclusion will be well received by both the industry itself and the players. ”

In the coming weeks, MGA will assess the feasibility of a number of technical solutions for the new system. The process will include consultation with the public, followed by a request for a request for technical development and implementation of the solution.

MGA is also considering opening a subscription system on a voluntary basis to operators licensed in other regions, but will initially focus on companies operating in Malta.

Recall: the Maltese parliament approved the changes in the laws on gambling. In accordance with the amendments, the MGA will assume the role of supervisory authority in order to strengthen the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism.