Located in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is likely more often thought of by people – if they think of it at all – as an exotic tourism destination than as a hub for online casinos. But the Malta Gaming Authority oversees a great number of operators, all of whom are happy to take advantage of a relatively generous tax scheme, friendly local financial institutions, and the ability to use their license to take bets from virtually anywhere in the world.
If you know a bit about iGaming in Malta, you might remember that the MGA was once known as the Lotteries and Gaming Authority. The name change came about in 2015 after significant changes to the organization were made in the wake of controversies about how the LGA had handled problems at several poker and casino sites, most notably the Everleaf Network. While those incidents hurt player confidence in the LGA, Maltese authorities have worked to rebuild that trust over the past year, and the MGA remains one of the premiere regulatory bodies in Europe for firms that want to service the worldwide market.
It is now known as one of the strictest online gambling regulators worldwide. Players trust MGA casinos because they know their security is a priority and their rights are protected.