20 Years of iGaming in Malta: Are we at a crossroad?


13 Apr 2022

Twenty years on from the introduction of remote gaming in Malta we take stock of how the industry developed, its contribution to Malta’s economy and what might lie ahead. The conference is organised in collaboration with The Malta Chamber. Register here.

This event will address the following issues:

  • Malta’s iGaming licensing system now and in the future;
  • Important developments in taxation;
  • The impact on and contribution of the iGaming sector to other sectors of the Maltese economy;
  • How iGaming has contributed to a rise in entrepreneurship in Malta and fuelled the growth of the digital economy;
  • Important considerations on anti-money laundering and how Malta should continue to tackle these issues in the iGaming sector going forward.


08:30 – 09:00 Registration & Coffee

09:00 – 09:15 Intro: Marisa Xuereb (President, The Malta Chamber)

09:15 – 09:30 Keynote speech, Pontus Lindwall, President and Chief Executive Officer Betsson AB

09:30 – 10:00 Maltese licenses: evolution, utility and what to expect next over the next 20 years

Moderator: Olga Finkel, Co-Managing Partner, WH Partners


  • Carl Brincat Chief Executive Officer, Malta Gaming Authority
  • Yanica Sant, Group Senior Counsel (Regulatory), William Hill
  • Charmaine Hogan, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Playtech
  • Enrico Bradamante, Chairman, iGEN
  • Jessica Maier, Head of Government Affairs Play’n GO

10:00 – 10:15 Speech: Silvio Schembri, Minister for Economy, European Funds and Lands

10:15 – 10:45 Tax: Can Malta’s challenges be turned into opportunities?

Moderator: Ramona Azzopardi, Head of Tax, WH Partners


  • Aldo Farrugia, Director General, Legal and International Office of the Commissioner
    for Revenue
  • Cristian Edu, Group Head of Tax, Superbet
  • Juanita Brockdorff, Head of Tax, KPMG Malta

10:45 – 11:00 Presentation: Ivan Filletti, Chief Operations Officer, Gaming Malta Foundation

11:00 – 11:20 Coffee break

11:20 – 12:00 Online gaming’s local domino effect

Moderator: Julia Aquilina, The Malta Chamber


  • Marthese Portelli, CEO, The Malta Chamber
  • Alan Arrigo, Director, Robert Arrigo & Sons Ltd
  • Ian Casolani, Managing Director, Belair Property
  • Josef Said, CEO, Konnekt
  • Jean Paul Testa, Managing Director, Testa Catering - operators of Beefbar Malta

12:00 - 12:30 Online gaming spin-offs, new businesses and fueling digital entrepreneurship in Malta

Moderator: Rachel Attard, Head of Media and Communication Strategist, The Malta Chamber


  • Angelo Dalli, Entrepreneur, Founder, Umnai
  • Carsten Schaefer, Founder, Finductive
  • Eman Pulis, Founder, SiGMA

12:30 – 13:00 Can regulatory & AML compliance become a competitive advantage?

Moderator: Joseph Borg, Partner, WH Partners


  • Kenneth Farrugia, Director, FIAU
  • Davinia Cutajar, Partner, WH Partners
  • Manfred Galdes, Managing Partner, ARQ
  • Rakele Cini, AML Legal Consultant

13:00 - 13:10 – Closing remarks: James Scicluna, Co-Managing Partner, WH Partners

13:10 – 13:20 – Wrap up of the conference: Rachel Attard, Head of Media and Communication Strategist, The Malta Chamber

13:20 Networking session. Location: The Malta Chamber courtyard

Register here.

The event is organised by WH Partners in collaboration with The Malta Chamber.

Sponsor: GamingMalta Foundation.