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Malta (MGA) and the Dutch Gambling Authority in (MoU) agreement

RELEASE DATE 28/08/2020

Malta MGA

Malta (MGA) and the Dutch Kansspelautoriteit (the Dutch Gambling Authority) have were entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the purpose of enhanced cooperation between the two Authorities. It was said that thanks to this MoU both authorities will be supporting each other in the sharing of best practices and information in support of their responsibilities at law, whilst also engaging in discussions on policy matters of interest.

It was further mentioned that both authorities stand to benefit from this MoU, since they share the common objectives of preventing criminality, making sure gaming is fair and transparent, and also protecting vulnerable persons against gambling addiction.

The Kansspelautoriteit’s Chairman, René Jansen, said: “I am delighted that agreements with international regulators, like the Malta Gaming Authority, are formalized and captured in Memorandums of Understanding. These MoU’s are a solid basis to share knowledge, to cooperate, and to smoothly exchange information. At the same time, operators will be receiving a clear signal that hands of regulators will be joined internationally.”

The MGA’s Chief Executive Officer, Heathcliff Farrugia, added: “This MoU with the Dutch Gambling Authority is another step in the right direction, and follows other similar MoU’s which the MGA signed with other regulators over the past years. Our relationship and cooperation with Kansspelautoriteit have already yielded tangible results in the past, and with this MoU, apart from formalizing such relationship, a stronger collaboration at an international level is also ensured.”