Licence classes

There are four different gaming licenses offered by the LGA, which depend on the types of betting activity that the igaming operator will purport to undertake:

Class 1 – a licence (eg. casino type games, online lotteries) covering activities whereby operators manage their own risk on repetitive games;

Class 2 – a licence (eg. fixed-odds betting) covering activities whereby operators manage their own risk on events based on a matchbook;

Class 3 – a licence covering activities whereby operators promote and/or abet remote gaming in or from Malta (eg.  poker networks, peer-to-peer (P2P) gaming, game portals) and take a commission from promoting and/or abetting.

Class 4 – a licence applicable to software vendors and platform operators who intend to host and manage remote gaming operators having any class of the above. They cannot partake in the gaming risk and can only receive a commission.

The relevance of establishing the class licence is that this, in turn, determines the documents that are required to be submitted during the application process, gaming tax and share capital requirements.