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E-Gaming in Malta

E GAMING in Malta

Malta, its rocky coastline, its pastizzi, its prickly pears and… Its eGaming companies. There are more than 260 of them on the archipelago and this number is constantly expanding, even more so in this particular period of pandemic and Brexit. The reason for this? Undeniable tax advantages and the Malta Gaming Authority presenting the island as one of the few countries in Europe with a competent entity in terms of online gaming regulation. This is also where the world-famous SIGMA online gambling show takes place regularly.

Slot machines, casino, lottery, bingo, sports betting… Since 2004, Malta has become the Silicon Valley of online gaming. Nothing surprising here when you consider the many privileges put in place to attract these companies. The allocation of licences varies according to the category of game but for all of them, the tax planning is interesting as well as the law on re-domiciliation, the participation exemption regime, the extremely competitive tax rates, a reduced bureaucracy… This is only the beginning as new programmes in favour of a fast growth of the iGaming industry are being introduced. The list of companies in the sector is expected to continue to grow.

What attracts eGaming companies to Malta

It is no coincidence that so many companies are setting up shop on this island. The adjective “paradise” that is often associated with the island has a double meaning when we look at the financial advantages that the Maltese state puts forward in order to attract foreign companies in the gaming industry. Simplified procedures, extremely competitive rates, here are some of the measures in more detail:

Redomiciliation of companies in Malta Act

A French company wishing to register in Malta will not necessarily need to incorporate in Malta and wind up its activities from the country of origin. Indeed, the Maltese legislation allows the redomiciliation as long as the former company remains in activity, from France in this case. The conditions to be met are:

  • Incorporation documents and articles of association in order
  • The company’s share capital valued at at least €1,165

Steps :

  • Collect the required documents and submit them to the Malta Business Registry (MBR)
  • Pay the registration fee according to the company’s capital
  • Wait for a Provisional Certificate of Continuation to be issued
  • Prove after six months that the company is no longer registered in France in order to obtain the final certificate

Participation exemption regime

An agreement concluded with the European Union has allowed the implementation of an advantageous tax regime for investors wishing to base their international activities in Malta. Thus, companies registered or resident in Malta benefit from low operating costs. A recent amendment highlights an exemption from income tax under certain conditions. Do not hesitate to seek advice from competent advisors to assess your company’s eligibility for this exemption regime.

Malta Gaming Authority

The Malta Gaming Authority is, as its name suggests, the authority that regulates the online gaming industry. It issues licenses, provides information to companies, enforces compliance with strict specifications, protects the vulnerable and the rights of players. The MGA is globally respected in the iGaming sector.

eGaming companies in Malta

Find below, in alphabetical order, some eGaming companies in Malta:


Tagliaferro Business Centre, Sliema


Level 2, Triq Kappillan Mifsud, Santa Venera, SVR 1851


Diamonds International Building, Portomaso,  San Ġiljan


Betsson Experience Centre, Triq ix-Xatt, Ta’ Xbiex, XBX 1027


Dragonara Business Centre, 5th Floor, Dragonara Road, STJ3141, San Ġiljan


68, Triq ir-Rebħa Gżira GZR, 1324


Advance House Level 2 375 Manwel Dimech Street Tas-Sliema, SLM 1058


Gaming Trading Limited, 21 Regent House, Triq Bisazza, Tas-Sliema SLM 1640


168 Triq It-Torri, Tas-Sliema


The Unicorn Centre, Triq Il-Uqija, Is-Swieqi

Catena Media

Quantum Place, Triq ix-Xatt, Ta’ Xbiex, Gzira, GZR 1052


The Unicorn Center, Triq L-Uqija, Swieqi, SWQ, 2337

Evolution Gaming

66-89, Triq Tigne’, Tas-Sliema, SLM 3172

Fortune Legends

56, Tower Road, Level 3, Sliema, SLM 1606

Gaming Innovation Group

Dragonara Road, STJ3141, San Ġiljan

Genesis Global

28, GB Buildings, Level 3, Watar Street Ta’ Xbiex, XBX 1301

Giant Gaming Group

Office 33 regent house, Triq Bisazza, Sliema

Good Game

68 Triq ir-Rebħa, Gzira MT GZR, 1324

Green tube

W Business Centre, Level 4, Dun Karm Street, B’Kara BKR 9033

Hero Gaming

Level 0, Spinola Park, Triq Mikiel Ang Borg,  San Ġiljan, SPK 1000

iGaming Idol

Trejqa Ta’ Box Box Street, Elite Business Centre, Msida, MSD 1840

iGaming Platform

Sorrento Crt,, Triq Spinola,  San Ġiljan


Level 11, Portomaso Business Tower, San Ġiljan


Seaview – 4th Floor, Ix – Xatt Ta’ Qui-Si-Sana, Tas-Sliema, SLM 3130


12-15 Triq Tigne’, Tas-Sliema, SLM 3172


Triq Bisazza, Tas-Sliema

Matching Visions

Vjal Portomaso, San Ġiljan, STJ 4011


137 Triq Spinola, San Ġiljan


Spinola Park, Level 1, Triq Mikiel Ang. Borg, San Ġiljan, SPK1000


Level 3, Domestica Complex, Valley Road, L-Imsida, MSD 9020


Triq Elija Zammit, San Ġiljan

Play’n Go

66-89 Triq Tigne’, Tas-Sliema, SLM 3172


Triq Judge Paolo Debono, Msida


Apt. 13, 148 Triq It – Torri, Tas-Sliema, SLM 1604

Stars Group

Spinola Park, Level 2, Triq Mikiel Ang. Borg, San Ġiljan, SPK1000


Tipico Tower Vjal Portomaso, San Ġiljan, STJ 4011


Fawwara Building, Triq I-Imsida Il-Gżira, GZR 1401


Ewropa Business Centre, Level 3, Suite 701, Dun Karm Street, B’Kara BKR 9034

This list is not exhaustive. There are almost as many iGaming companies in Malta as there are churches… You are bound to find one that suits your needs.

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