Remote Gaming Regulations have expanded the range of licensed gambling
operations that can be performed via Malta to include online gaming in addition
to traditional fixed odds operations. License are now available for online
casinos, casino-style games, betting exchanges and lotteries. These new laws
have created a system of checks and balances ensuring that Malta retains its
competitive edge as an advantageous yet seriously regulated gaming regime.
iGaming Unit, in close collaboration with the gaming and tax lawyers at
Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, assists clients through all stages of the licence
application process. Upon the issue of the relevant licence that today, Claris
assists its clients in all operational and technical aspects of the setting up
and everyday running of their operation in Malta.
Backed by years of gaming experience,
iGaming Unit understands the specialised demands of the gaming industry and
is capable of responding efficiently and promptly to the unique requirements of
each gaming client.
Types of Gambling Licenses in
1 – Online Gaming License
2 – Online betting office license or an online betting exchange office
3 – License to promote and abet gaming from Malta
4 – License to host and manage online gaming operators, excluding the
Taxation on all Three Classes
Online Gaming License - a sum of LM 2000/month in the first six months after
the issue of the license & Lm3,000 per month for the entire duration of the
of the license period.
Online gaming operated by a Class 4 Remote Gaming licensee, licensee who
operates the hosting platform shall not pay any tax for the first six months
after the issue of the license, then he pays one thousand Maltese Liri
(Lm1,000) per month for the subsequent six months and subsequently two
thousand Maltese Liri (Lm2,000) per month for the entire duration of the
Licensees operating from the hosting platform - a sum of Lm500/month.
Online Betting Operations - a sum equivalent to 0.5% on gross amounts of
Online Betting Exchanges - a sum equivalent to 0.5% on the sum of all net
winnings calculated per player
betting – a sum equivalent to half of one per centum (0.5%) on the aggregate
of stakes paid.
Provided that in all cases the total maximum of tax payable per annum by one
respect of any one license shall not exceed Lm200,000.
Gaming operations can take the form of Maltese ITCs (onshore European
Normal corporate tax rate on worldwide income at 35%
Refunds to non-resident shareholders of up to 31%
Possible Effective Tax rates of 4%
Favourable double-taxation agreements with key countries.
Confidential shareholding possible.
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