I’ve been here since January 2015. As a startup, Malta fits our initial requirements in a number of interesting ways. It has English as the primary business language, it offers a new adventure, direct grant support and it is still within the EU.
Being small and compact, the majority of services and needs for our employees are within easy reach. As a company focused on international digital markets, we are location agnostic so ancillary benefits become more important, from a quality of life perspective, for example. The business environment is international and both practical and legal aspects are derived mostly from the UK so the transition to Malta has been quite easy. Our investors found obvious benefits with Malta as a location too, with the effective tax rate being of particular interest.
The gambling companies that were the first of the tech companies to move to Malta, have helped create a more tech friendly environment. Knowing that we could recruit and attract staff locally and from abroad remains an important factor. Having services, such as accounting and legal, used to dealing with the digital space, also helps. In growing its presence beyond gambling, Malta has shown to be very supportive through efforts from Malta Enterprise, MBB and Business First for example.
Quality of life is a major consideration, both from a cost and social perspective – both of which have been notably good here in Malta.
Due to its size, it is quite a bit easier to get in contact with decision makers, both business and political, that drive the Maltese economy and help companies find the right opportunities for growth.
Working with both technology and philanthropy, a number of organisations we deal with have their senior managers either full or part time in Malta. This has given us many opportunities to meet with them on “home ground”.
Quality of life has been a very positive experience overall.
Living and working in Sliema offers a great morning benefit – a nice ten-minute walk to the office. After our first morning stand-up meeting and planning session, the morning is quickly used up getting work done. In the office we tend to do lunch as a team and pick from one of the many great local restaurants, ftira’s are the current favourite. The second half of the day is usually spent on external communication, testing and business development. Being in the same time-zone as most of our clients makes this quite easy. We often wrap the day around 7 or 8pm so having both restaurants and a short walk home is ideal.
As a team our favourites vary from playing beach volleyball in Għadira, exploring Valletta on foot, having a nice seafront commute to the office and enjoying a sunset and moonrise beach barbecue at Goldenbay.
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 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.
CEO @ LeoVegas Gaming Ltd