he Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) published on Wednesday a guidance note on Gaming Devices and Amusement Machines, in an attempt to further clarify which elements are taken into consideration when determining what falls under the definition of a gaming device and an amusement machine at law.
The scope of the Guidance Note is that of establishing more clearly which elements are to be considered when assessing whether a device or article ought to be classified as a gaming device or an amusement machine per the Gaming Act (CAP. 583 of the Laws of Malta) and the subsidiary legislation thereunder.
The categorization of a device as a gaming device, an amusement machine or as a device which is not considered to fall within one of the previously mentioned categories, directly affects whether the person or persons, who are directly or indirectly involved in making available for use or operating such a device, are obliged by law to meet and adhere to several obligations pertaining to the classification attributed to such a device.
As explained by MGA, the guidance note shall supplement the provisions relating to gaming devices and amusement machines as stipulated in the law; in turn, it shall also be useful in aiding both unauthorized and authorized persons, consultants, and judicial bodies in making such an assessment.
See MGA's Guidance Note here.