The (EGIM) European Gaming Institute of Malta was officially launched yesterday at the offices of the MGA.

The Gaming Institute was launched together with the MCAST and the MGA and will officially set up a course at MCAST which will equip students with necessary skillset and knowledge for working in the gaming industry.

Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Econ. & Innovation Silvio Schembri stressed out that one of his first priorities when he took over the office was launching of the Gaming Institute which will bring professionalism and skills of gaming workforce to another level. Malta has been one of the most proactive jurisdictions in the gaming industry, and the launch of the Gaming Institute is another way to illustrate its determination to remain in the leading position within the gaming industry.

Besides transparent, effective and efficient regulatory framework, professional, educated and skilled workforce will help Malta operators to achieve even higher standard of providing gaming related services in products.

The gaming industry already provides more than 12% of the local GDP growth, Schembri said, with an equivalent sum of €560 million. It has recently become the third biggest economy pillar in Malta.

Joseph Cuschieri, the Malta Gaming Authority Chairman said that EGIM was first announced in the 2015 budget, and commented as follows:

“We know MCAST has the necessary resources and the know-how to give such a course.”