Malta

News & Analysis

Malta To Be Removed From FATF Greylist, Say Reports

​​​​​​​The Maltese media is reporting that Malta has been removed from the greylist of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a move that would be a relief to the island country’s financial services and online gambling industries.

Maltese Arrest Linked To German Tax Dodge

Maltese gaming consultant Iosif Galea has been arrested in Italy, reportedly over links to companies that failed to pay VAT on offshore gambling in Germany, causing fear within the island's gambling community of further crackdowns from abroad.

Malta Firms Face Financing Struggles

Malta’s tarnished financial reputation is making life difficult for operators seeking funding, but at least one major player says it remains committed to the island.

Research & Reports

Market Insight: European Online Gambling

This in-depth report provides insight into the size, structure and growth of 32 European online gambling markets, containing analysis, updated as new information becomes available, sector themes and key market developments bringing stakeholders opportunities, challenges, tailwinds and headwinds.

Interactive Map: Gambling Advertising Across Europe

Advertising is one of the most hotly discussed topics in the European gambling industry. In this map, VIXIO GamblingCompliance shows the current situation regarding gambling advertising in all jurisdictions. The map highlights the differences among the countries that allow, partially prohibit or forbid gambling advertising.

Market Insight: European Lotteries

This in-depth report provides insight into the size, structure and growth of 30 European lottery markets, containing analysis, updated as new information becomes available, of sector themes and key jurisdictional and lottery-level developments including growth trends by game category and channel shift towards online sales.

Market Insight — Malta

Malta’s Gaming Act 2018 has simplified the country’s licensing regime, introducing a point of consumption tax amid the spread of local licensing frameworks elsewhere in Europe.

EU Online Gambling Outlook 2020

Despite the fact that EU countries are generally some of the most mature markets when it comes to regulating online gambling, a few have yet to issue any licences. In Germany, the latest amendments to the gambling regulatory framework entered into force at the beginning of 2020, allowing for an unlimited number of online sports-betting licences to be issued straightaway.

Data & Forecasts

Market Monitor: European Land-Based Gaming

This report aggregates available, sourced data on regulated land-based gaming markets across Europe, split between casinos and non-casino gaming venues. Market size and annual growth comparisons across 28 reporting European countries can also be visualised via an interactive dashboard.

Market Monitor: Online Gambling Operator Benchmarking

This report benchmarks key financial and operational metrics across major online gambling operators and suppliers listed in the UK, Sweden and the United States. An interactive dashboard provides visualized cross-operator trends, with rich time series data updated as each company reports, whether quarterly, half-yearly or annually.

Malta - Annual Gaming Report - 2010 to 2020

Latest Annual Gaming Report data from the Malta Gaming Authority. The data released for the country contains the following information: Number of licensed remote operators & licences in issue by class type, number of customer accounts, remote gaming GGR split by class type & deposits split by payment method, landbased GGR by category, casino detail and lottery sales by product. There are approximately 730 data points in this document.

Enlabs AB Report - 2008 to 2020

Latest quarterly data from Swedish-listed Enlabs AB (formerly Nordic Leisure and Redbet Holding). The data released for the operator contains the following information: Operating income, operating expenses, EBITDA, operating profit and a breakdown of operating income by business segment & product vertical. There are approximately 900 data points in this document.

Gaming Innovation Group Report - 2014Q1 to 2020Q3

Latest quarterly data from Norway-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG). The data released for the operator contains the following information: Revenues, cost of sales, gross profit, operating expenses, EBITDA, active users and a breakdown of revenue by geographical area & product line. There are approximately 380 data points in this document.
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