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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.
On October 14, 2019, the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) released a consultation paper on proposed amendments to the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (PMLFTR), which seek to transpose the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5th AMLD) into Maltese law.
The key changes related to the payments industry can be summarised as below: