The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is to lower the minimum return-to-player (RTP) for random number generator games such as online casino, from 92% to 85%, to bring it into line with the land-based sector.
The regulator said the change would, among other things, allow operators and suppliers to offer games in jurisdictions with high taxes alongside Malta, without having to make major changes to the game for each market.
During May, the MGA carried out a closed consultation on the proposed change, asking a number of industry stakeholders including operators and suppliers about the effects of lowering the threshold.
“All respondents welcomed the MGA’s proposal to lower the RTP [threshold],” the MGA said, although it added that some respondents said the ideal RTP threshold was still around 92%, while others set it as low as 75% and two argued there should not be a minimum.
“One respondent clarified that removing the RTP requirement does not mean that operators will no longer strive to ma..