The single licence differentiates between B2B activities and business-to-consumer (B2C) activities in a more corporate fashion. A second tier of approvals will address the systems, game types, and channels used under one proposed corporate licence. Prior approval shall be required only when the change or addition significantly changes the operation, such as the addition of a new game vertical given that this may affect the operational structure and/or the risk posed by the gaming operation.
A licence shall constitute any one or more the following game types:
Type 1 gaming services
Games of chance played against the house, the outcome of which is determined by a random generator, and shall include casino type games, including roulette, blackjack, baccarat, poker played against the house, lotteries, secondary lotteries and virtual sports games
Type 2 gaming services
Games of chance played against the house, the outcome of which is not generated randomly, but is determined by the result of an event or competition extraneous to a game of chance, and whereby the operator manages his or her own risk by managing the odds offered to the player
Type 3 gaming services
Games of chance not played against the house and wherein the operator is not exposed to gaming risk, but generates revenue by taking a commission or other charge based on the stakes or the prize, and shall include player versus player games such as poker, bingo, betting exchange, and other commission based games
Type 4 gaming services
Controlled skill games, including fantasy sports
The licence term is of up to 10 years, subject to certain games offered under a Government concession which could have a shorter term. The Regulations also provide for a licence with limited duration, leaving the term open for the Malta Gaming Authority to establish, provided that no more than four of these limited duration licences may be issued in any one calendar year.