Maltese licenced firms account for 60pc of Danish gaming sector
Companies registered in Malta account for 60pc of Danish gaming licences, 40pc of French licences, and similar figures for Italy and Spain according to the country's Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA). Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment, Tonio Fenech also said that since March 2008, the amount of gaming licenses granted by the LGA has doubled, reaching 425.
Talking at Malta Remote Gaming Council’s breakfast meeting, Fenech added: "Over the same period, the number of persons employed directly in the sector almost doubled to 4,000. At the same time, the industry is generating over €22 million in terms of gaming taxes and licence fees."
He continued by pointing out that people employed in the gaming sector, when considering ancillary employment with other business that are clustering themselves around and in support of the growing online gaming industry goes up to 7,000.