Over the past decade, Malta has emerged as a front-runner in the online gaming industry sector through the foresight of the Maltese government together with the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) that have created a stable and attractive regulatory environment for this sector to thrive.
In 2004, Malta became the first EU Member State to enact legislation on remote gaming. Today, industry stakeholders consider Malta to be a leading jurisdiction in this field with a proven track record and regulatory framework that has several innovative incentives in place.
The number of licensees, both local and international, continues to increase as gaming operators set up shop locally, benefitting from the advanced local technical capability and schemes that have been introduced to sustain the industry’s rapid growth. These include favourable rates of taxation on personal income; exemptions on income derived from patents; refunds on dividends and double taxation relief; and attractive residency programmes.
How we do it
ARQ has a long-established, dedicated gaming unit with a solid understanding of all the complex commercial, regulatory and compliance requirements, specific to this sector.
What sets us apart is our team of specialists from the legal, compliance, accounting and technology fields that serve as a comprehensive and collaborative extension of our clients’ team to protect them against potential regulatory and commercial pitfalls through proactive and concise commercial advice and support