Licensing Process

Types of Licenses

Companies who wish to operate an online gaming company in or from Malta must possess a valid licence of the relevant class issued by the MGA. Applicants may apply for either or all of the following licences:

  • Class 1 - for operators managing their own risk on repetitive games. This class covers casino-type games, skill games and online lotteries.
  • Class 2 - for operators managing their own risk on events based on a matchbook. Under this class falls fixed odds betting, pool betting and spread betting.
  • Class 3 - for operators taking a commission from promoting and/or betting games. This class includes P2P, poker networks, betting exchange and game portals.
  • Class 4 - to host and manage remote gaming operators, excluding the licensee himself. This is intended for software vendors who want to provide management and hosting facilities on their platform.

Operators may also obtain a Class 1 on 4, Class 2 on 4 or Class 3 on 4, wherein such case the operator does not own the software but is being hosted and managed by a Class 4 operator.

For more information about remote gaming in Malta and such licences read the factsheet below.

Remote gaming in Malta


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