The Malta Gaming Authority and the Dutch Gambling Authority, Kansspelautoriteit, have enhanced their cooperation by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding.

As part of the MoU, both authorities will be collaborating and aiding each other in the sharing of best practices and information in support of its responsibilities at law, while also engaging in discussions on policy matters of interests.

Expressing his satisfaction of the agreement, the MGA’s chief executive officer, Heathcliff Farrugia, noted: “This MoU with the Dutch Gambling Authority is another step in the right direction, and follows other similar MoU’s which the MGA signed with other regulators over the past years.

“Our relationship and cooperation with Kansspelautoriteit has already yielded tangible results in the past, and with this MoU, apart from formalising such relationship, a stronger collaboration at an international level is also ensured.”

With the signing of the MoU, it’s stated that both authorities stand to benefit due to common objectives of preventing criminality, making sure gaming is fair and transparent, and protecting vulnerable persons against gambling addiction.

Rene Jansen, Kansspelautoriteit’s chairman, added: “I am delighted that agreements with international regulators, like the Malta Gaming Authority, are formalised and captured in Memorandums of Understanding. 

“These MoU’s 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.”