Malta Regulators Plot Ambitious International Self-Exclusion Plan

David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article entitled “Malta Regulators Plot Ambitious International Self-Exclusion Plan”.

David considers this to be a very ambitious project and is quoted by Gambling Compliance as wondering if the MGA “will be biting off more than it can chew”. In saying this, he has in mind the GamStop project for a national multi-operator online self-exclusion scheme that was launched here in the UK by the Remote Gambling Association as long ago as August 2016; after repeated delays in overcoming technical issues, it is now likely to be Autumn this year before it becomes fully operational, as confirmed by David in his last month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News entitled “Time for remote operators to focus on GamStop”.

David believes this to prompt the question how much more difficult those technical issues will be with an international self-exclusion scheme such as that proposed by the MGA. David is quoted in the Gambling Compliance article (that can be downloaded below) as saying: “It’s a great idea in principle but good luck to them in trying to achieve it in practice …… taking into account the potential for all associated legal and regulatory conflicts that would have to be overcome”.

Footnote: We reported last month on the new Maltese Gaming Act, that will come into force on 1 July 2018 for remote operators and on 1 January 2019 for land-based operators.