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The MGA Publishes the De Minimis and Gaming Premises Directives

The MGA Publishes the De Minimis and Gaming Premises Directives

The Malta Gaming Authority hereby notifies its licensees and the general public that in pursuant to article 7(2) of the Gaming Act (Cap. 583 of the Laws of Malta), it is issuing the De Minimis Games Directive (found here) as a binding instrument in order to establish which games classify as a de minimis exempt game in terms of the Second Schedule to the Gaming Authorisations Regulations.

Some points that have been mentioned in the directive;

  • Nature and Restrictions
    • Lottery or raffle-type game
    • Value of stake
    • Value of prize
    • Result of game
  • Limitation on de minimis games per calendar year
  • Limitation on de minimis games in one calendar month

The MGA also notifies that in exercise of the powers conferred by article 7(2) of the Gaming Act, 2018 (Cap. 583 of the Laws of Malta), it is also issuing the Gaming Premises Directive (found here) in order to delineate further requirements to which gaming premises must adhere.

Some points that have been mentioned in the directive;

  • Junket Gaming
  • Additional Gaming Premises Requirements
    • Employee and Customer information
    • Access Control
    • Unattended Money or Chips
    • Win Certificates
    • Surveillance
    • Device Restrictions
  • Gaming Tables
  • Counting Procedures
  • Controlled Gaming Premises No Objection Procedure
  • Cruise Casino Permits
  • Transitory

Both directives are applicable as of 1 February 2019.

Should you require further information on the directives, please contact us for more information.

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