WDM International attends SiGMA ’15 – Summit of iGaming, Malta

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Members of WDM International’s legal team will be attending this year’s SiGMA Summit of iGaming. Dr. Jonathan De Giovanni, Partner at WDM International and three of the firm’s associates, namely Dr. Jeremy Buttigieg, Dr. Kristina Camilleri Deguara, and Mr. Charles Ingham, shall be representing the Firm.

Malta has issued 450 gaming licences and is host to some 300 gaming companies. This booming industry has had a highly beneficial impact on the Maltese economy, bringing in significant amounts of foreign capital and providing employment for over 9,000 people on the islands. This upward trend is set to continue due to the popularity of Malta has an iGaming hub.

Although Malta has a long tradition of gaming, the Remote Gaming Regulations of 2004, the first regulation of online gaming by an EU Member State, has helped lead the development of this key sector. These regulations have helped promote the development of such companies while providing vital protection of players, anti-money laundering support and the safeguarding of public interest. Combined with an attractive tax regime and a beautiful Mediterranean setting, Malta continues to be the first port of call for companies looking to set up and develop gaming businesses.

SiGMA ’15 will showcase the three main pillars of iGaming – B2B, Operators and Affiliates – creating stronger ties within the industry and an opportunity to network over drinks, poker tournaments and conferences, with speeches from politicians and senior industry players at the iconic InterContinental Arena.

As a firm with deep local and international knowledge of the gaming industry and strong ties to the regulatory body, we provide strong legal tax consultancy and business advice to aid our clients in establishing remote and iGaming businesses. We are on hand to draft bespoke contracts, aid with new licences and extensions, advise on tax and compliance matters and provide ongoing support in the evolving regulatory environment.

The event shall be held between the 5th and 7th of November at the Intercontinental Conference Arena and surrounding venues. Please contact Dr. Jonathan De Giovanni if you are interested in discussing matters relating to the gaming industry and to find out how we can aid you in developing your business in Malta.