Malta Gaming Authority Pens a New MoU With Kansspelautoriteit

1 Sep 2020

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dutch Gambling Authority (Kansspelautoriteit). The new MoU aims to boost cooperation between the two betting regulators so that they can share information and support each other to foster best practices in their responsibilities at law, while also engaging in consultations on policy-making matters.

From this MoU, both entities stand to mutually benefit from this arrangement as they share objectives such as fighting gambling harm, promotion of fair and transparent gambling industry practices and protecting vulnerable demographics from the dangers of gambling addiction.

René Jansen, Kansspelautoriteit’s chairman, expressed his delight after signing the MoU with the renowned Malta Gaming Authority. Mr. Jansen strongly believes that the MoU will provide a strong basis for cooperation through the sharing of knowledge and the seamless exchange of information. He also disclosed that affiliated operators will be getting an apparent sign to show that the two renowned betting regulators will be joining hands on a global scale.

Heathcliff Farrugia, the Chief Executive Officer of MGA, also voiced his contentment from the new MoU with the Dutch ombudsman. According to Farrugia, the MoU with Kansspelautoriteit is yet another significant stride forward for the regulator as it follows other similar MoUs which the MGA has signed with other entities in the past to facilitate efficient execution of its responsibilities. Farrugia also added that this MoU will establish strong cooperation between the two oversight bodies at an international level for successful collaboration as they have done in the past.

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