MGA Reveals Interim Results for the First Half of 2023

Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has released an interim report covering activities from January to June 2023, providing an overview of the MGA’s progress and key indicators of the country’s gaming industry during the first half of this year.

The report provides a detailed overview of the MGA’s performance during the first half of 2023, including a variety of facts and figures related to the organization’s role as a gambling regulator.

During the period covered by the report, the MGA conducted 14 compliance audits and 85 desk audits. In addition, 23 warnings were issued, four licenses were revoked, five organizations were suspended, nine administrative fines were imposed, and one regulatory settlement was made.

The MGA supported 2,216 players on responsible gaming and safeguarding issues through 40 website audits on these issues.

There were 166 reports of suspicious betting from licensees and other interested parties. A total of 118 alerts were issued to the industry regarding these suspicious bets.

The MGA was also actively involved in six investigations into violations of sporting rules or manipulation of sporting competitions.

It was announced that the MGA plans to publish an annual report on the industry in the second half of 2024, presenting data for the financial year ending December 31, 2023.

The MGA announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer on Friday. According to the decision of the Board of Governors, Charles Mizzi will take this position, succeeding Carl Brincat.

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