GamingMalta is an independent non-profit foundation set up by the Government of Malta and the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). Tasked with the remit of promoting Malta as a Centre of excellence in the remote gaming sector globally, it is also responsible for liaising with the local relevant authorities to improve Malta’s attractiveness as a jurisdiction and enhance the ecosystem surrounding the gaming industry.
Promote Malta as the world’s premier online gaming jurisdiction and a centre of excellence and raise Malta’s profile as a quality jurisdiction for the licensing and regulation of gaming companies, both locally and internationally.
We wish to emphasise that regulation of the gaming sector and all regulatory responsibilities remain with the MGA and that GamingMalta plays no role in regulation.
“The foundation of GamingMalta represents a significant step forward for Malta’s gaming industry. We want gaming in Malta to excel through the quality, innovation and choice it offers to consumers and GamingMalta’s chief objective will be to develop Malta as an international brand of excellence.
Besides promoting the Malta brand internationally, GamingMalta will act as a forum to bring all industry stakeholders together – be they operators, intermediaries or service providers – with the aim of fostering and enhancing industry cooperation and communication. I truly believe that only through improved, sustained communication can the industry as a whole progress.
Malta is one of the global leaders in online gaming with a strong regulatory framework and sophisticated ecosystem supporting the industry. Malta innovates, whilst providing a depth of quality, care and intelligence to its services that is unmatched by other jurisdictions.
GamingMalta aims to promote and support these strengths in the years ahead to ensure that Malta remains the jurisdiction of choice for iGaming companies across the globe, whilst anticipating the industry’s growing and changing needs”.
Christian is Chief Executive Officer of BMIT, Malta’s largest and leading provider of data centre, cloud and managed services.
He brings a wealth of local and international experience from having worked in senior roles in the public and private sector and in the aerospace and telecommunications industries.
Christian is a graduate in engineering from the University of Malta and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Brunel University.
Heathcliff is the Chief Officer of Authorisations at the MGA, overseeing the licensing process, the licensee relationship management and the Player Support unit. Previously as Chief Officer of Operations, his responsibilities included the HR & Administration, PR & Marketing and Information Systems for the MGA.
Heathcliff brings extensive business experience from the telecoms industry, specifically with Vodafone, where he held senior management roles.
He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
James is a Malta Advocate and a Solicitor of the Senior Court of England and Wales.
He provides senior counsel to the Gaming, Financial Services, Real Estate and Hospitality industries and also lectures in gaming law at the University of Malta.
He is ranked as one of the top 50 gaming & gambling lawyers in the world by Chambers & Partners and was previously Chief of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs with the Betclic Group.
A partner at RSM Malta, Maria is in charge of business advisory and risk management services.
Maria has extensive experience in servicing local and international clients across a wide range of industry sectors including energy, communications, remote gaming, hospitality and manufacturing.
She is a fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants, a member of the US Institute of Internal Auditors and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Roger joined CSB Group in 2005 as an External Consultant to the Group’s iGaming business consultancy division and was subsequently appointed Group Director.
Roger supports companies setting up in Malta understand the licensing and regulatory requirements as well as assists in setting up their respective Malta-based operations.
Roger holds an Honours Degree in Management from the University of Malta, and a Distinction in Hospitality Management from the Institute of Tourism Studies.
Dr Manicaro is a partner at AMJ Legal law firm and a member and Board member of the Chamber of Advocates.
Aside from his doctoral degree in law from the University of Malta in 2003 he has achieved a Masters in International Maritime Law and in Telecommunications Law, IT Law, International Air Law and Cultural.
He also holds a Diploma in Notarial Studies and a BA in Legal and Humanistic Studies (Phil.) from the University of Malta.
Anthony Gatt is currently the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Competitiveness and Digital, Maritime and Services Economy.
Anthony has a long career in the Public Service, most recently being Director for Corporate Services within the Ministry for European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto where he represented Malta at official meetings with the European Union.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Malta.
George is Chairman and founding member of the Malta Remote Gaming Council (MRGC). He also serves as a member of the Remote Gaming Section of the Malta Chamber of Commerce
George has been involved in iGaming since 2000 and has seen the industry in Malta evolve into the powerhouse that it is today. Since that time, he has held a number of positions within Unibet including that of Key Official, and Director on a number of Group companies.
Dr. Matthew Bondin is a lawyer by profession whose principal areas of practice include Civil Law, Property Law, Employment and Commercial Law. He is experienced in assisting clients in Civil, Property and Commercial Litigation and in Alternative Dispute Resolution processes. Dr. Bondin read law at the University of Malta from 2003 to 2009. He graduated Bachelor of Laws in 2006 and was awarded the Diploma of Notary Public in 2007. He then graduated Doctor of Laws in December 2009. Dr. Bondin was admitted to the Maltese Bar in 2010.
Ivan is the Head of Operations and Business Development for the Gaming Malta Foundation.
Prior to joining GamingMalta, Ivan was CEO for advertising agency, TBWA/ANG across both Malta and Greece. He was instrumental in leading his agency to winning major new business accounts including Bank of Valletta and servicing blue chip clients such as McDonald’s, Nissan and Mr Green. During his tenure, the agency gained international recognition for a McDonald’s Quality campaign and Nissan brand positioning for Malta.
He has also held senior marketing roles in the private sector focusing on beverage and retail specifically with Simonds Farsons Cisk pls, Malta’s largest brewer.