A Recognition Notice is a notice issued by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) whereby an authorisation issued by another Member State of the EU or the EEA, or a State which is deemed by the Authority to offer safeguards largely equivalent to those offered by Maltese law, is recognised as having the same effect as an authorisation issued by the Authority for the purpose of providing a gaming service or gaming supply in or from Malta.
This refers mainly to licences being issued by another EU member State (or EEA), which need to be authorised (by the MGA) to operate in and from Malta without the need to obtain an MGA licence. Recognised notices can be issued for both for a B2C type service, but also for a B2B supply and cover all the MGA Types; i.e. Type 1, 2, 3 and 4.
In instances where the licence issued in a particular EU member State does not mirror the licences issued by the MGA, a decision on whether to accept or otherwise the issuance of a recognition approval will always depend on the Maltese gaming authority.
A recognition notice carries a fee, payable in advance to the MGA, of €5,000 per year, in line with Regulation 22 of the Gaming Authorisations Regulations.
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