Following a similar deal entered in February with the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), the regulator of gaming in Ontario who will be responsible for establishing a regulatory framework under which the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) will launch online gaming has entered into a bilateral memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Malta’s regulator the Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA).
The two jurisdictions have agreed to exchange information on eligibility assessments of applicants as well as compliance and regulatory assurance activities with respect to gaming. Both jurisdictions have also agreed to possible joint, cooperative or collaborative inspections, investigations and enforcement activities. Malta and Ontario will contribute to the development of joint operational and technical standards for gaming, testing and certification of equipment and software.
Issues such as accepting respective testing activities; employee exchange and twinning programs; non duplication of requirements and controls and server location are all on the table for future development.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Mr Reuben Portanier, CEO of the Lotteries and Gaming Authority and Mr Jean Major, Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.