Nov 16 / 2017
Latest News / Editorial/

Malta the European iGaming leader

Malta on top of the European iGaming Sector

Renowned for its 300 days of sunshine per year, the Mediterranean island is also well-known for its iGaming strong activity and is seen as an iGaming leader in Europe. As the Malta Summit of iGaming is coming next week, let’s have some insights on this market.

Malta and the iGaming Industry, a 20 Years Story

On the contrary of most European countries, Malta is pioneering when it comes to the iGaming industry. The island was the first to regulate those activities in 2004 via the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), even if the first betting website was launched four years before in the country.

The MGA was founded in order to regulate all forms of gaming in Malta, including remote gaming operations. Regulations are divided into four classes depending on which type of operation companies fall under and include licenses for B2C operators as well as B2B (around 590 active licenses).

Today, almost 300 companies are involved in the iGaming industry and 10,000 people are directly or indirectly working for it. As the country is a tourist hotspot, it has a lot of aerial connections, making it seen as an European iGaming hub.

Beyond the international aspect, Malteses are high iGaming consumers. According to the last forecasts of the MGA, 56 % of the population would regularly spend money in iGaming activity, for a total amount of 150 million euros.

Say Hi to HiPay at SiGMA Booth S171

It is already the 4th edition of the Malta Summit of iGaming. During four days, over 100 exhibitors and 5,000 visitors, all coming from the iGaming industry, will have the occasion to share their experience in terms of payment, fraud and more.

Some might ask “why Malta”? As we explained, Malta is a pioneer of the European iGaming industry. Organizing a significant event in the country is after all a return to the sources.

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

Are you an operator looking for top affiliates? Are you a top affiliate looking for a nice treat with like-minded affiliates playing at the same level?

Share this entry: gplus-button facebook-button linkedin-button twitter-button
or go back to NEWS page
Array
(
    [0] => stdClass Object
        (
            [ID] => 140002
            [post_title] => EveryMatrix gains Associate Member status in the European Lotteries Association
            [post_date] => 2020-07-09 14:57:38
            [post_name] => everymatrix-gains-associate-member-status-in-the-european-lotteries-association
        )

    [1] => stdClass Object
        (
            [ID] => 139996
            [post_title] => ThunderSpin announces content agreement with BetConstruct
            [post_date] => 2020-07-09 14:41:13
            [post_name] => thunderspin-announces-content-agreement-with-betconstruct
        )

    [2] => stdClass Object
        (
            [ID] => 139984
            [post_title] => Experiencing a mysterious world with Pragamtic Plays new title Drago - Jewels of Fortune
            [post_date] => 2020-07-09 13:34:48
            [post_name] => experiencing-a-mysterious-world-with-pragamtic-plays-new-title-drago-jewels-of-fortune
        )

    [3] => stdClass Object
        (
            [ID] => 139990
            [post_title] => Yggdrasil and AvatarUX launch latest PopWins gameWildPops™
            [post_date] => 2020-07-09 13:27:58
            [post_name] => yggdrasil-and-avatarux-launch-latest-popwins-gamewildpops
        )

    [4] => stdClass Object
        (
            [ID] => 139985
            [post_title] => GrooveGaming recognised as one of the 10 Best Technology Solution Providers of 2020
            [post_date] => 2020-07-09 13:16:35
            [post_name] => groovegaming-recognised-as-one-of-the-10-best-technology-solution-providers-of-2020
        )

)
Book pass today!
今天就预订你的门票
Affiliates register free.
Low fee for all other delegates.
Find out now.

网上代理注册免费
其余参与代表也只需要很低的价格
Book Your Pass!

latest magazine

SiGMA Aftermovie

Upcoming Events

LATAM Digital Summit

22/09/2020

The inaugural SiGMA LatAm is set for Sep 22-24 with a virtual summit focusing on three themes: SiGMA LatAm Focus, AIBC LATAM, and SiGMA Deep Tech.

Learn More