Online gambling has become a major contributor to the gaming market, and the industry is growing quickly. The most popular sections are casino games, poker and sports betting. Malta is an online gaming jurisdiction that issues remote gaming licences to qualified operators.
Operators who wish to offer online games or sports betting need a licence that specifically allows the operation of online games. Being in the possession of a licence for land-based games is not sufficient. Obtaining such a licence is also connected to certain conditions, and if these are not met, the licence will not be issued. Malta has a reputation for relatively strict conditions that ensure the player is protected. This means that the operators are regularly checked, and need to give detailed information about their accounts to the regulatory body, the Malta Gaming Authority. This is an advantage for the player, as they are confident to play at websites that are regulated by the MGA. This in turn is good for the operators, as they are trustworthy if they have a casino licence from Malta.
Being in the possession of the Malta licence is not only good for taking advantage of the reputation of Malta, it also comes with attractive taxation of gaming revenues and corporate tax. With the correct structure of the company in Malta, it is possible to obtain a refund of 6/7ths of corporate tax.
The legal office of Dr. Werner & Partner offers services regarding the application for a gaming licence and company incorporations necessary to take advantage of the fiscal incentives that Malta offers. Our services include company incorporation of a Malta limited, the parent holding company and the application for the gaming licence. You are welcome to contact the office for a personal consultation about the remote gaming licence.