When online casinos first came about in the 90s, governments from around the world reacted in different ways. For many, their first response was to reject this new form of entertainment, not understanding how it could work or be regulated.
Malta was one of the first countries to welcome online casinos with open arms. After creating what was then the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta (or LGA), Malta awarded its first online casino license in the year 2000.
Now, many years later, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is one of the most respected and trusted gambling authorities in the world. Not only do they offer low tax rates but they also work hard to create a safe and fair gaming experience for both casinos and players.