The Malta Independent 21 March 2019, Thursday

Gaming licensees have till end of month to comply to Responsible Gaming Guidelines

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 11:36 Last update: about 14 days ago

According to the Player Protection Directive issued by the Malta Gaming Authority, "licensees shall employ measures to detect, and identify problem gambling, using analytical tools and, or behaviour monitoring systems, with pre-designed or evolving parameters and customer interaction staff for detection of problem gambling.

This requirement needs to be implemented by the 31st of March, meaning that by that date, licensees need to able to demonstrate that they do have systems/tools in place that can help them identify and detect problem gambling.

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