This week the Malta Gaming Authority announced that they've begun planning for a unified self-exclusion system for operators that have a gaming license in the country, allowing punters with addiction issues to gain more protection in the process.
The announcement comes after the Maltese Parliament voted to approve of a new Gaming Act law that has a series laws within the country. The regulations will form a unified self-exclusion policy that will see operators sharing a database for excluded players, keeping them from jumping from site to site. The law will also have extensive money laundering protections and make the regulator a mediator for player disputes.
Speaking about the matter MGA CEO Heathcliff Farrugia said, Heathcliff Farrugia, chief executive of the MGA, said: "The protection of players is at the heart of the MGA's regulatory agenda, and this project further underlines our resolve to ensure that players have the necessary tools to engage in gaming services responsibly.
"Over the years we have witnessed efforts from gaming operators to implement various responsible gaming measures, and thus we strongly believe that the unified self-exclusion system will be well received by the industry and consumers alike."