The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) was present at the latest edition of the SiGMA Europe exhibition, held at the Malta Maritime Hub in Marsa, November 13 - 17. Recognized as one of the leading expos in the gaming industry, SiGMA Europe attracts approximately 25,000 attendees and over 750 gaming operators.
MGA CEO Carl Brincat said: “The Authority’s participation in such events solidifies the MGA’s commitment to ensuring the long-term sustainability of the industry. On that front, we are proud to be the first gaming regulator to be looking holistically into the sustainability of the gaming industry, having last week published a voluntary ESG Code of Good Practice.”
The CEO was invited to discuss the regulatory landscape of Malta and the EU at the opening of the SiGMA Europe Panel, hosted by WH Partners. During the SiGMA Conference, MGA was also represented by Odhran Griffin, Technical Analyst, as well as Brandon Debattista, Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer.
Speaking at a panel on Monday discussing cryptocurrencies, Odhran said: “While proactive in developing our DLT policy, we have kept the reputation of our license as our number one priority. Our goal is to empower licensees with innovative technologies while ensuring they uphold the trust of customers and key stakeholders.”
On Tuesday’s panel, Brandon reiterated that the MGA’s decisions are data-driven ones, highlighting that as an Authority, "we have always been at the forefront of the adoption of innovative technologies, and that such decisions not only make us competent regulators but leaders in our field."