Having our operational arm based in Malta means that we can tap into an established international workforce. Since the establishment of the iGaming industry in Malta in the early noughties, the island has managed to attract a lot of remote gaming companies as well as related service providers. Having everything concentrated in an area of 316 km2 has its advantages. We started operating from Malta in October 2012. We found a relatively small office in the heart of Sliema that was just enough to start-off. Eventually we grew and we were lucky enough to be able to expand in the same office and now occupy almost 2,000 square metres.
Besides the available talent pool and that Malta is becoming a hub for remote gaming, Malta’s gaming licence also offers added advantages over non-EU jurisdictions.
One of the ones that has been most beneficial for us is that by operating from a place that is close to most of our suppliers has really helped us to build solid professional relationships with them.
I’ve recently heard someone describing Malta as one big open-air museum; and it’s true. There’s a rich history that spans millennia and you can still visit and enjoy most of it today. There’s also the whole Mediterranean charm that the island offers and the striking colours of the blue sea and the Maltese golden limestone… and the weather of course.
One benefit that is hardly spoken of is that despite Malta being an island, it is still very well-connected to the rest of Europe. This means that you’re practically just a couple of hours away from any destination in western Europe.
Having such a thriving industry means that the competition is dense. However, there is still a sense of collaboration to help each other out and I get to meet and network with a lot of my peers at various events.
It’s a tough one but if I really have to pick, I’d go with the grand harbour area, mainly Valletta and the three cities Cospicua, Vittoriosa, and Senglea. Over the past few years, this area has developed a lot and nowadays offers a respectable choice of variety when it comes to shopping, dining, and other leisure activities.
The quality of life on the island is very good and there’s always something to do, either as a couple or with a group of friends.
When not travelling, my typical working day would include meetings at the office, conference calls, trying to juggle a workout session, and then in the evening I look forward to relaxing with friends.
We were attracted by the ability to find experienced, multilingual and educated staff from across Europe. Another very important thing was technical infrastructure and connectivity.
Chief International Officer @ DraftKings, Inc.
Malta’s professional iGaming environment is rich in talent, competence and opportunity.
Co-founder & CEO @ Wetten.com
Malta has the most efficient pro-business environment that I have ever seen
CEO @ OulalaGames Ltd
The great thing is the climate and the English language combined with the fact that it is part of EU. There are no other countries that tick all those boxes.
Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder @ Catena Media
The workforce in Malta is very professional, innovative and passionate.
Director of Human Resources @ Tipico Co. Ltd
There is a lot of talent in Malta and it has become the hub for iGaming in Europe. Being so close to the competition guarantees that you have to perform to the best of your abilities all of the time.
CEO @ MrGreen Ltd
The industry gives me the opportunity to work hand in hand with highly experienced professionals coming from all over the world.
HR Director @ Raketech Group Ltd