A Closer Look at the Malta Gaming Authority
As a player at Ruby Fortune you have no doubt seen that we carry the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) badge, along with several other auditors and authority endorsements. Ever wondered what this means for your gaming experience? Lets take a closer look.
What is the MGA?
The MGA is a legal body responsible for the governance of gaming in Malta. Before the advent of online casinos, the MGA was responsible for all the land-based casinos in the country. However, with the move of so many casinos to online portals, the need for regulation that crosses international borders became apparent. The MGA was a few steps ahead of the rest when it came to identifying areas of risk and creating guidelines to be adhered to. As a result, they have become one of the most recognised international auditors of online casinos.
The Malta Gaming Authority has a number of goals that they adhere to, and they insist that every casino that carries their badge adheres to them too. In order to have their approval a casino must have regular audits and pass inspection on a number of fronts. First and foremost, they aim to protect minors and vulnerable people. Strict security rules must be in place so that only adults can play. Most importantly, they safeguard the players’ rights. If you see the MGA badge, you know that the mechanisms of the casino are safe and fair and that the casino is treating all players equally.
Of course, it’s not only about the players. MGA also audits casinos on their legality and licences. They check factors such as whether or not we have updated all our recent licences, or if we are operating legally from the country we are in. They ensure that casinos have paid relevant taxes and that everything in the casino is transparent and above board. Part of the requirements also include that a casino must promote responsible gaming. It’s important that players have the information they need to make healthy decisions about gambling, and that they know where to turn if they think they need help. Lastly, the MGA ensures that no criminal activity is taking place on the site, either by players or by the casino. When you see the MGA logo you know that you are playing at a safe, fair, secure and reliable casino and that the highest standards of operation are being maintained.