Malta is the only European Union member state which regulates remote gaming. Maltese law provides for the establishment and operation of companies engaged in remote/online gaming activities (such as online casinos, casino-style games, betting exchanges and lotteries) which benefit from very attractive fiscal incentives. The remote gaming sector is dynamic and has rapidly grown in Malta. The provisions of the Remote Gaming Regulations regulate it.
Remote Gaming Regulations are based on a simple principle: Any concept using means of electronic communication in which, one or more players pay to participate to win a prize, is licensable. The Remote Gaming Regulations categorizes these concepts under four different types of Classes of Licenses.