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October 19, 2021

Michael Gonzi named acting CEO while a permanent replacement is found

CEO of Malta Lotteries and Gaming Authority resigns

(Malta).- The board of directors of Malta’;s Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) say they accepted the resignation of Mario Galea from the post of Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. No reason has been given for his resignation. Michael Gonzi has been appointed acting CEO while a permanent replacement is found.


ario Galea took over the role of CEO of the LGA of Malta in 2004 and was responsible for setting up the Authority. He co-authored the Remote Gaming Regulations of 2004 which made Malta the first EU member state to regulate remote gaming.

Galea started his career in remote gaming in 1997 when he set up a company in Malta to provide consulting and co-location services to online gaming operators. In 2000 his efforts led the Maltese government to publish the first online betting regulations.

The Lotteries and Gaming Authority has grown over the years in line with the successful expansion of the gaming industry in Malta. It has recently embarked on a strategic change program intended to strengthen Malta’s regulatory regime.

The Lotteries and Gaming Authority is a public single regulatory body that is responsible for the governance of all forms of gaming in Malta.

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