Malta-Licensed Casinos Reach Record Number of Online Players in January-June 2022
The figure reached a new high compared to the H1 2021 decline registered by the same casinos.
The gaming industry in Malta generated €573 million ($615 million) in gross value added for H1 2022. The sector's capacity to stay flexible and adapt to changes was best seen in the 10,861 new employees that joined the gambling industry as of June 2022, signaling close to 600 additional employees compared to 2021. There were 357 online and brick-and-mortar casinos licensed by the MGA, 363 gaming licenses in total, and 374 approvals to provide different types of games under Business-to-Consumer licenses.
MGA-Casino revenue reached a new all-time high of 71.5% of the total. Of the revenue, close to 80% was generated by slot games. Type 2 licenses that cover sportsbooks generated a revenue drop, while type 3 licenses which handle poker and similar peer-to-peer betting options remained well-balanced. Malta has managed to preserve a steady and robust outlook on its gambling industry.