Malta has a number of laws and regulations covering all gaming activities licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority. SA Consult is able to offer services to new gaming start-ups, or previously established gaming companies in Malta.
SA Consult has a steadfast understanding of this sector and is readily adapting to the rapid developments within the industry. Through our legal expertise and the assistance of our network of affiliates, we can assist with the setting up, maintenance and licensing of a gaming company in Malta.
The legal and advisory services offered include:
- Company formation and administration
- Gaming compliance
- Gaming licenses
- Local director services
- International tax planning
- Accounting, payment and banking
- Branding and trademarks
- Website and technology agreements
- Malta office setup
- Gaming taxation
Remote gaming companies established in Malta must pay a remote gaming tax in accordance with their gaming license. There are different classes of remote gaming companies in Malta with varying tax requirements.
- Casinos with Class 1 licence are obliged to pay €4,660 per month for the first 6 months, then €7,000 per month for the duration of the gaming license.
- Casinos on third party platforms (Class 1 on 4) pay €1,200 per month.
- Class 2 and Class 2 on 4 betting companies must pay 0.5% of the gross bets accepted.
- Poker and player to player games in Class 3 and Class 3 on 4 must pay 5% on their net income.
- A gaming platform (Class 4) does not pay gaming tax for the first 6 months, after which it must pay €2,330 for the next 6 months, then €4,660 for the remaining license period. The hosting platform must pay €1,165 monthly for every operator it hosts and which is licensed by the government or competent authority of an EEA Member State (excluding Malta).