Malta’s reaction towards the outburst of the iGaming industry has been prudent yet pragmatic. The serious yet flexible iGaming Law regime adopted by Malta is proof of its bold approach, having opted to direct its energies towards regulation and transparency of the market rather than monopolizing and restricting it.
It has today become an indisputable fact that Malta is considered a top jurisdiction for the attainment of an iGaming license. This success story is attributable to various factors, including the recently improved licensing process, Malta’s central location in the Mediterranean and its experienced, multi-lingual work force. The favourable corporate and gaming tax regimes; low fees; reputability of the license and the advantageous European onshore business environment also contribute to this success.
Malta is also a hub for other forms of iGaming, including digital gaming and the research and development related to it, gaming marketing, gaming software development and licensing.
Our iGaming Law Services
Chetcuti Cauchi is a multidisciplinary Malta law firm offering a truly one-stop-shop solution to Malta gaming start-ups or established operators seeking a fully fledged set up or a back-up operation within an EU jurisdiction. Our set-up of four partners and over sixty professionals comprises lawyers, tax advisors, intellectual property attorneys and agents, accountants, gaming advisors, company administrators and relocation advisors providing all-round support to your personal and company presence in Malta.
With experience in the gaming industry since its inception in 2004 and affiliations and close relationships with prime stakeholders in the Maltese gaming industry, including the Malta Remote Gaming Council, the Malta Lotteries and Gaming Authorities, co-location centres and payment gateways, Chetcuti Cauchi prides itself of its in-depth expertise in all aspects of iGaming Law. This is all based on a thorough understanding of the business and of the specific needs peculiar to different types of operators. Chetcuti Cauchi’s iGaming Law team is sensitive to the need for fast, yet high-quality services for gaming operators. Through the services that we offer and through those of our trusted network of collaborators, we can directly assist with all the necessities involved in the setting up and maintenance of a Maltese gaming operation.
In particular our services include advisory services and assistance in various iGaming matters, including:
Clients seeking our iGaming Law expertise
Our typical iGaming clients include software companies setting up gaming platforms, traditional bookmakers expanding online, casino machine producers expanding into online casino services, online poker room managers and mathematicians or finance specialists applying their expertise to the creation of new, complex and hybrid games.
We also service an array of clients who, despite being involved in the gaming industry, provide iGaming services which do not, strictlyl speaking, require a license, including skin set-ups and affiliate companies, marketing companies, digital gaming providers, and other non-regulated gaming providers in general.