On Monday 11th October Hon. DR. Zammit Lewis Parliamentary Secretary and Mr. Joe Cuschieri, Executive Chairman for the LGA met Mr. Ulrik Bengtsson, CEO of the Betsson Group at their new premises in Ta’ Xbiex.
During the meeting a number of issues effecting large enterprise in Malta, with special focus on the igaming industry, were discussed. The Betsson Group employs many Maltese nationals and also has a large percentage of multinationals within its team which is growing exponentially. Whilst appreciating the local stability with regards to igaming legislation and the LGA, some concerns exist with regards to the bureaucracy of the Malta government and the old fashioned legal framework.
Both can be a hindrance to the growth and demands of large enterprise. When considering that iGaming brings in 12% of the Maltese GDP. The Parliamentary Secretary showed concern for these issues and was receptive to the issues discussed. We look forward to seeing positive changes in this regard.