Joseph Cuschieri, is the executive chairman of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).A Certified Public Accountant by profession, he is specialised in management accounting, finance, economic regulation and general management. He also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Henley Management College, UK and an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK. Throughout his professional career, he held various senior executive positions within the private sector mainly in the construction, services, communications and hospitality sectors amongst others.Prior to joining the MGA, Joseph was chief commercial officer at Vodafone, and a senior consultant with Ernst & Young. During his time at Vodafone, Joseph was involved in key regulatory projects both in Egypt and Turkey. Furthermore, he spent a period of eighteen months enrolled on the Vodafone Group’s global leadership development programme.He has vast experience in economic regulation particularly in the electronic communications sector where he spent five years as chief operating officer at the Malta Communications Authority. At the helm of the MGA, Joseph focused primarily on reforming the governance of the gaming sector, restructuring the MGA, strengthening its public outreach and stakeholder engagement as well as initiating a number of key consultations amongst other initiatives. He has also commissioned a number of technical studies all aimed at strengthening the MGA as a jurisdiction of choice and embarked on a major legislative project which shall overhaul the gaming regulatory framework in Malta and future proof it for the next decade.Joseph is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants and is also a member of a number of gaming related associations namely, Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF), the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR), the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) and the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA). He is also a regular speaker at international and national conferences related to gaming, competition and regulatory issues. In February 2015, Joseph was awarded with The Gaming Intelligence Award after being listed as one of the Hot 50 2015 Backstage Heroes.
The fifth edition of SiGMAgazine is out and contains a wealth of information about the remote gaming as well as the top c-level executives shaping the industry, specifically from Malta. In the words of editor Eman Pulis, “The publication is unlike any other magazines out there for two reasons – the focus is on Malta, […]
The 8th edition of the Malta iGaming Seminar has announced it will hold one of the industry’s first awards dedicated to recognizing Maltese igaming employees. The Malta iGaming Seminar will take place at the Grand Masters Suite, Hilton Malta between the November 7-9. 2016. “We are delighted to host the 8th edition of the Malta […]
The organisers behind SiGMA have pulled off a number of strategic partnerships, which are all set to culminate mid November in a much anticipated Malta Gaming Week. Following plenty of great feedback, this year’s summit will see some great upgrades, including flying 300 affiliates to the event for free. Founder Eman Pulis said, “We needed […]
Provider of online sports Betting solutions, management services and iGaming platforms, SBTech has been awarded a full Class 4 Remote Gaming License by the Maltese Gaming Authority. The Maltese licence adds to SBTech’s portfolio of European permits, as the company continues to expand its operations across the continent and beyond. SBTech’s expertise in equipping international […]
Malta Gaming Authority’s new offices at SmartCity Malta were officially inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Malta Dr. Joseph Muscat and MGA’s senior leadership team on Feb. 16. 2016. The office spans over 2,562 square meters spread over two floors, which will host over 150 employees. The new offices will have all the facilities needed […]
The Malta iGaming Seminar (MIGS) organising committee announced that the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has confirmed its support for the 7th consecutive year. The conference will be held at the Corinthia Hotel, St. George’s Bay, between 16th and the 19th November. The organising committee also announced that they launched a new interactive website (http://www.maltaigamingseminar.com/) together […]