The Lotteries and Gaming Authority (the ‘Authority') is a single, independent regulatory body responsible for the following forms of gaming in Malta (online and land based), including:
- Amusement Machines,
- Casino Gaming,
- Commercial Bingo Games,
- Commercial Communication games,
- Gaming Devices,
- Remote Gaming,
- Sports Betting,
- the National lottery and other lotteries,
- Non-Profit Games
It is to be noted that -
Permits for Non-profit games are issued by the Authority on behalf of the Department of Public Lotto, who is the legally responsible for such games.
Horse Racing falls under the responsibility of the Ministry for Justice and Home Affairs as well as under the Malta Racing Club (Marsa- Malta), as the legally appointed Race Course Control Board under the Race Course Betting Ordinance (Chapter 78 Laws of Malta).
Games of difference, popularly known as spread betting, is regulated under the Investment Services Act (Chapter 370 Laws of Malta) and fall under the remit of the Malta Financial Services Authority.