Gaming Academy planned to support iGaming industry in Malta

The iGam­ing indus­try in Mal­ta is one of the largest con­trib­u­tors to the GDP and a fast grow­ing sec­tor. The Mal­ta Gam­ing Author­i­ty has increased their rev­enues by €6 mil­lion and the num­ber of issued licens­es increased by 19%. As of today, there are 519 licens­es issued to remote gam­ing oper­a­tors, and the num­ber is expect­ed to grow even more this year. The pop­u­lar­i­ty of Mal­ta as a gam­ing juris­dic­tion is increas­ing the num­ber of gam­ing com­pa­nies mov­ing to the islands, which are then in turn increas­ing the num­ber of avail­able jobs. The high demand for skilled pro­fes­sion­als is evi­dent when look­ing through the job offers of the gam­ing recruiters and com­pa­nies.

Mal­ta is a very small nation and only around 420,000 peo­ple live on the islands. There are a lot of peo­ple from oth­er states of Europe mov­ing to Mal­ta in order to work, but they are not near­ly enough to meet the high demand of skilled pro­fes­sion­als in the iGam­ing indus­try. To tack­le this prob­lem the gov­ern­ment of Mal­ta has now revealed plans to set up a Gam­ing Acad­e­my to pro­vide train­ing specif­i­cal­ly aimed at the needs of the iGam­ing indus­try. The aim is to offer train­ing and qual­i­fi­ca­tions to Mal­tese peo­ple in order for them to be able to fill posi­tions in the sec­tor.

It is a good time to start a career in Mal­ta, whether you are Mal­tese or for­eign, there are many oppor­tu­ni­ties to devel­op your skills. The com­pa­nies are eager to keep skilled employ­ees and the salaries and pro­posed ben­e­fits usu­al­ly reflect that as well. Anoth­er advan­tage of work­ing in Mal­ta is the income tax­a­tion struc­ture, as it is rel­a­tive­ly low com­pared to oth­er coun­tries. Also the con­tri­bu­tions to the nation­al insur­ance are among the low­est in Europe. This means that you will have more mon­ey in your pock­et at the end of the day.

But even though the tax­es and jobs are attrac­tive, you will prob­a­bly also want to be cer­tain that you will feel com­fort­able in the coun­try. With that in mind, let me say that Mal­ta is a beau­ti­ful and safe coun­try. The Mal­tese are gen­uine­ly friend­ly peo­ple who also speak Eng­lish as their nation­al lan­guage, and there are thou­sands of for­eign­ers liv­ing on the island as well. Some are just here for just the sum­mer, oth­ers stay for many years to enjoy the sun, the Mediter­ranean and the nightlife. It is cer­tain­ly a good time to con­sid­er your oppor­tu­ni­ties in Mal­ta.

About Philipp Sauerborn

In 2005, Philipp Sauer­born joined the firm of St. Matthew in Lon­don, one of the lead­ing Ger­man account­ing firms in Eng­land renowned for its exper­tise in cor­po­rate, com­mer­cial and tax law, as a depart­ment head. After three years, he was a part­ner and man­ag­ing direc­tor.
Towards the end of 2011, he decid­ed to move to Mal­ta, where he first worked at inter­na­tion­al law firms and con­sul­tan­cies in an employed and con­sult­ing capac­i­ty. Since the begin­ning of 2013, he has been a senior employ­ee at Dr. Wern­er & Part­ner. Mr. Sauer­born is cur­rent­ly com­plet­ing his ADIT ‑Advanced Diplo­ma in Inter­na­tion­al Tax.

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