Malta, bringing iGaming and sunshine together.

Online gaming comprises 12% of the Maltese economy, generating €700 million and employing 9,000 people. Over 330 gaming companies, now call Malta home

Malta. Considered by many to be the jewel in the Mediterranean. Famous for its 7,000-year history and 300 days of sunshine. Recognised for its pro-business attitude, state-of-the-art infrastructure and the modest cost of doing business. Malta is now the iGaming capital of the world, home to NetRefer. 

Malta’s attractions are not limited to sunny days on the beach and historical buildings. A highly competitive fiscal regime attracts and supports both established and start-up gaming companies. The highly skilled workforce is well educated, multi- lingual and ready to serve any number of the burgeoning gaming support industries, including financial services, management consultancies’ data centres and telecoms.

The Malta Gaming Authority keeps a tight rein over its licensing process, it is efficient and inexpensive, yet still stringent enough to ensure gaming is fair and transparent to players. Crime, corruption and money laundering is kept in check, and protection is offered to minor and vulnerable players.

So, being one of the most advanced and respected online gaming jurisdictions in the world, as well as having the most licensed operators. Combined with rigorous regulation, added to quality control, and the responsive and adaptive nature of the supporting iGaming ecosystem, Malta has become one of the top locations for companies to base their operations.

Raphael Arnold, CEO of NetRefer, a respected supplier of Performance Marketing software to the iGaming industry thought so and set up his company in 2005. Since then NetRefer has grown steadily year on year to establish itself as the market leader in its field and has become widely recognised as the provider of the most complete and trusted affiliate marketing software in industries such as iGaming, Forex, and Finance.

Malta doesn’t stop at simply attracting new business and rewarding them with business-friendly tax arrangements. Malta also plays host to one of the biggest iGaming shows of the year. The Malta Fairs and Convention Centre has recently doubled in size to accommodate up to 12,500 delegates for the annual SiGMA event (Summit of iGaming Malta)

And then there’s the awards. Malta hosts some of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the gaming industry. The Malta Gaming Awards, unique by the local ties they create, are a prestigious event accompanying SiGMA, all nominees must have some level of operational presence in Malta, and all proceeds from the event go to charity.

The Entrepreneur of the Year Award is another obviously coveted title and has been held by Raphael Arnold in varying categories: Best iGaming Entrepreneur, Best Technology Entrepreneur and the most prestigious of all, The Overall Best Entrepreneur of the Year (2017)

But these award ceremonies are not just for the companies. The yearly iGaming Idol awards were the first award show to exclusively recognise individuals, not companies or projects, it is open to all genders, and its categories cover all roles from customer support, (the 2018 customer support idol is NetRefer’s own Daniella Azzopardi) to CEO of the year, and everything in between.

Today, online gaming comprises 12% of the Maltese economy, generating €700 million and employing 9,000 people. Over 330 gaming companies, now call Malta home. The sun really is shining on Malta’s iGaming industry.

If you are a game changer and want to become a part Malta’s of golden future, NetRefer would like to speak with you.

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