The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and Dutch regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the aim of clamping down on illegal activities in their gambling markets.
Under the new agreement, the two authorities will work together to prevent and tackle gambling-related criminal activities within their respective jurisdictions.
The MGA and KSA will share best practices and information, as well as engage in discussions on certain policy matters related to illegal activities.
In addition, the two regulators will collaborate on initiatives aimed at helping to protect vulnerable people from gambling addiction and related harm, as well ensuring the Malta and Dutch gambling markets are fair and transparent.
“These MoUs are a solid basis to share knowledge, to cooperate, and to smoothly exchange information. At the same time operators will be receiving a clear signal that hands of regulators will be joined internationally,” KSA chairman René Jansen said.
MGA chief executive Heathcliff Farrugia also praised the new agreement, saying that the MoU will support similar arrangements that the authority has in place with other regulators.
“Our relationship and cooperation with Kansspelautoriteit has already yielded tangible results in the past, and with this MoU, apart from formalising such a relationship, a stronger collaboration at an international level is also ensured,” Farrugia said.