Licensing

ESA Gaming granted Malta supplier licence

| By Conor Mulheir
Mobile-focused game supplier, ESA Gaming, has been granted a supplier licence by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), as it looks to expand its reach across regulated markets worldwide.

The MGA licence will allow ESA to distribute its collection of mobile gaming products, aimed at increasing player engagement and allowing for cross-selling across sportsbook and casino players, to a range of new operator partners.

The company’s EasySwipe products are lightweight, HTML5, mobile-first games that can be integrated into sportsbooks, allowing bettors to engage in casino play without disrupting the sports betting experience.

“The accreditation of our products by the MGA marks a very exciting step for us as we look to continue our upward trajectory,” said Zorica Smallwood, the supplier’s chief executive.

“Being granted our MGA licence is vital for us as we continue to gain partners across a number of jurisdictions, while also allowing us to maintain the highest level of compliance with our products.”

In addition to its new MGA licence, ESA already holds certifications for the Italian and Colombian markets.

In October, the supplier signed a deal with Sportingtech, whose partners were subsequently granted access to ESA’s portfolio of EasySwipe titles.

In January, the MGA confirmed that it had appointed Dr Carl Brincat, previously the regulator’s chief legal and enforcement officer, as its new chief executive.

Brincat took over from Heathcliff Farrugia, who announced he would stand down from the role in October 2020.

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