GamingMalta and iGEN have teamed-up to launch a new ‘Why iGaming’ initiative that is primarily charged with promoting careers in the sector in Malta. 

Driven by iGEN’s 22 member companies with support from the nonprofit, set up by the MGA and government of the Mediterranean island group, the scheme has kicked off with the launch of a website.

Containing more than 250 open jobs from iGEN’s member companies, future development will see the inclusion of more job posts, information for foreign nationals seeking work in Malta and career-related industry news. 

Despite content being principally directed towards Maltese residents, it also contains information for foreign nationals who are interested in relocation to Malta in order to work in the industry.

“This portal is in sync with our mission to position Malta as the home of gaming excellence. A home where talent succeeds and thrives,” stated Ivan Filletti, COO of GamingMalta

“An industry and igaming ecosystem which promotes equality and diversity in their working culture. Why iGaming will serve as a real time showcase for the industry and the exciting opportunities which it offers. At GamingMalta, we will continue to support like-minded initiatives and being of constant support to iGEN and the sector in general.”

Despite acknowledging that opportunities within the industry in Malta have been perceived as attractive due to the salaries and perks on offer, initial research has highlighted that potential recruits believe that there are barriers to entry.

Enrico Bradamante, founder and chairman of iGEN, explained: “Malta continues to be an extremely important hub for igaming. Our vision is to provide a way for the biggest and most established igaming companies to connect with the local community and talent, in particular providing a resource to individuals who are interested in working in the sector. 

“Professionals can use our website to find out about our members, search for open roles and hear the truth about what it is like to work in the industry from a number of Maltese and foreign employees who work locally.

“This is not only in order to help fill current roles such as entry level roles, customer support, finance roles and other management and executives roles, but also future opportunities as the site will be constantly updated.”