PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR COMPETITIVENESS AND DIGITAL, MARITIME AND SERVICES ECONOMY

Minister for Competitiveness and Digital, Maritime and Services Economy Emmanuel Mallia addressed directors and employees on the occasion of the celebration of the thousandth employee to have been engaged with Betsson Group in Malta.

Emmanuel Mallia said that it is the Government’s responsibility to provide the necessary frameworks, platforms, resources and tools which will allow Betsson Group and other companies within the iGaming sector to operate smoothly and achieve the desired growth in the years to come. The Minister stressed that it is the government’s vision that the iGaming industry is nurtured in order for it to become a leading driving force in the Maltese economy, achieving year-on-year growth whilst also attracting further business and investment.

‘The Government of Malta is committed to attracting sector leaders such as Betsson Group, as well as budding start-ups to our shores, and believes that a symbiotic partnership between the public sector and such technology- and innovation-driven business is critical for Malta’s economic development’, Minister Mallia said.

Betsson presently employs almost 2000 people from 43 different nationalities with a wage bill that reaches 40 million a year. Malta has by far the largest office and company headquarters. Betsson commenced operations in 2016 and employed ten people-today it is the largest iGaming company in Malta.

Source: Government of Malta