The Malta Gaming Devices Regulations, 2011

Chryssa Tsiotsi | Published on 13 Apr 2011

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The Gaming Devices Regulations, 2011 will come into force on 16th May, 2011. The aim behind these Regulations is to empower the Lotteries and Gaming Authority to license and regulate gaming devices.

The Regulations present different classes for the activities which require to be licensed. Hence, they establish which class an applicant requires to apply for according to the activity he intends on performing. Further more the Regulations also establish that the gaming devices that need approval by the Authority.

In addition, two Directives supporting the regulations have also been published. The Locations for Gaming Parlours Directive defines the parameters with which gaming parlours need to comply with, including the location of premises and other requirements. The Gaming Parlours No Objection Certificate Directive also provides that an applicant is to obtain a ‘No Objection' Certificate from the Authority for such an applicant to apply for a MEPA permit and hence satisfy the requirements established therein.  

The Directives are issued in accordamce to the powers granted by the Lotteries and Other Games Act (Cap. 438 of the Laws of Malta).

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