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Preparing for a no-deal Brexit if a UK entity works in Gambling

The Government Digital Service (GDS), part of the Cabinet Office in the U.K. has published an 8 point checklist Guidance on 'Preparing for no-deal Brexit if you work in gambling' on GOV.UK including points on Employees and Personal Data. You can access the link here!“....

New German Sports Betting Licensing Procedure

This week, stakeholders of the gaming industry in Germany gathered to learn about the new German sports betting licensing procedures in Frankfurt. On 13th of August, 2019, around 200 representatives took the opportunity to inform themselves in Frankfurt about the new German sports betting licensing procedure. The...

German sports betting licensing procedures update

Upon changes expected to come into force in the German gambling regulation by the beginning of 2020, a new application procedure for online sports betting licenses will be conducted. Authority in charge for the proceedings is the Regierungspräsidium Darmstadt, a local authority in the state of Hessen. The proceedings...

EADR: Providing Alternative Resolutions for your Disputes

By virtue of Directive 5 of 2018, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Directive 2018 (the “Directive”), all Maltese licensed operators are now required to provide their players (the “customers”) the possibility of referring any dispute to an alternative dispute resolution (the “ADR”) entity. Licensed operators shall...

iGaming Headlines AML & Regulatory Briefing

The MRGC is pleased to announce that it will be co-hosting together with Chevron Consultants, the iGaming Headlines AML & Regulatory Briefing to be held in Malta. Speakers from MELCHERS Gaming Law and Chevron Consultants will present a number of interesting regulatory topics inspired by...

Mr George DeBrincat’s induction into the iGaming Idol, Hall of Fame

The MRGC is pleased and proud to announce that Mr George DeBrincat a long serving member of the Management Board and previous President and vice-President is the first person to be inducted into the iGaming Idol, Hall of Fame. At the Gala evening held at...

New MRGC management board

Following the previous appointment of Alan Attard as chairperson, Birgit Boch as vice chairperson and Jochen Biewer as treasurer, Alan Alden was reappointed as the General Secretary. "I still recall the first MRGC meeting back in 2005 at the old Lotteries and Gaming Authority. George DeBrincat...

Reporting in Support of online Gambling Supervision

On the 29th August, 2018 MRGC representatives again attended a meeting of the CEN / TC 456 "Reporting in Support of online Gambling Supervision”. The CEN / TC 456 was set up to come up with a common reporting standard and common data sets across...

Addition in “high-risk third countries“

On the 6th of March, the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/212 of 13 December 2017 came into force. Through this amendment, the European Commission added Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, and Tunisia to the list of “high-risk third countries“. This followed the FATF’s evaluation as noted...