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  • Tkompli l-ħidma favur l-esklużjoni / More work in favour of exclusion

    Tkompli l-ħidma tagħna favur l-esklużjoni. Skont il-Liġi l-Ġdida dwar il-Logħob mhux se jibqa’ rikjest iċ-ċertifikat mediku meta persuna teskludi lilha nfisha għal perjodu indefinit. Tixtieq teskludi lilek innifesek minn ħwienet tal-logħob, każinos u swali tat-tombla liċenzjati mal-Awtorità Maltija tal-Logħob? Ċempel 1777 u għamel appuntament illum qabel għada. ____ More work in favour of exclusion. According to […]
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  • Għajnuna 24 siegħa kuljum kontra l-vizzju tal-logħob

    Illum fuq il-gazzetta It-Torċa, il-Maniġer taċ-Ċentru ta’ Għajnuna Nazzjonali 1777 fi ħdan il-Fondazzjoni s-Sinjura Dorianne Attard tikteb dwar is-sinjali jew sintomi prevalenti f’individwi li jbatu mill-vizzju tal-logħob u kif permezz ta’ dawn is-sinjali persuni qrib tagħhom jistgħu jindunaw bil-problema. Teżisti għajnuna 24 siegħa kuljum kontra l-vizzju tal-logħob. ĊEMPEL 1777.
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  • Stħarriġ u taħriġ relatat mal-vizzju tal-logħob f’Malta / Research and training related to problem gambling in Malta

    Permezz tal-gazzetta ta’ kull nhar ta’ Ħadd It-Torċa, il-Fondazzjoni għal Logħob Responsabbli qiegħda tippreżenta l-Proġett ”Ħu Azzjoni Kontra l-Vizzju tal-Logħob f’Malta” fi sfond tal-istatistika li ġiet imħabbra mill-Awtorità tal-Logħob f’Diċembru li għadda dwar il-konsum tas-servizzi tal-logħob f’Malta għas-sena 2017 taħt il-ħarsien tas-Segretarju Parlamentari l-Onorevoli Silvio Schembri u s-CEO tal-Awtorità tal-Logħob Heathcliff Farrugia. _____ With the help of the Maltese […]
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  • Vacancy: Operator (Call Centre)

    Reference No: 329151 Permit No: 115/2018 The Responsible Gaming Foundation invites applications for the post of Operator (Call Centre) within the Responsible Gaming Foundation. Job Type: Full time Location: Birkirkara, Malta Eligibility Criteria: Preferably ‘O’ Level standard of education Duties: Being part of the RGF call centre team on a shift basis and receiving all incoming […]
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  • About Us

    Foundation Background

    The Responsible Gaming Foundation was founded on the 18th February 2014 by the then parliamentary secretary for competitiveness and economic growth Edward Zammit Lewis and by the then social solidarity minister Marie Louise Coleiro Preca. The requirement for an independent Foundation emerged following the debate in Parliament on the amendments of the Lotteries and Other Games Act (Cap.438 of the Laws of Malta) to introduce regulations governing land-based gaming parlours. The Government and Opposition agreed on the establishment of a fund to promote responsible gaming and initiatives/studies in relation to responsible gaming measures and actions.


    To create a wider awareness of the extent, possible causes and consequences of problem gaming in Malta with a view to preventing it and to provide the necessary support and advice to problem gamblers and their dependents in their recovery efforts.


    The Foundation shall administer funds donated or collected from the Maltese gaming sector, be it online or offline, and direct them to its main mission. This has been identified as:

    1.To administer funds collected for the support mechanisms for individuals who are in some way affected by gambling-related problems;
    2.To promote fair gaming and responsible markets;
    3.To undergo further research into problem gambling;
    4.To increase awareness on gambling addiction through information campaigns;
    5.To embark on advertising campaigns earmarked at convincing gamblers to stop;
    6.To assist and promote activities alternate to gambling;
    7.To promote and/or provide services for the rehabilitation of problem gambler;
    8.To protect the young and vulnerable; and
    9.To safeguard against money laundering.

    Commitment and Perseverance

    The Responsible Gaming Foundation believes that it is crucial for the officers to foster the right level of commitment towards its stakeholders, the Fund, and its projects and demonstrate perseverance in achieving its objectives.

What is Responsible Gaming?

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Mr Shawn Zammit

General Manager

Mr Shawn Zammit

General Manager at the Responsible Gaming Foundation

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Mr Kayne Said

Promotions Executive

Mr Kayne Said

Promotions Executive at the Responsible Gaming Foundation

Contact e-mail:

Mrs Dorianne Attard

Call Centre Manager & Social Worker

Mrs Dorianne Attard

Call Centre Manager & Social Worker at the Responsible Gaming Foundation

Ms Shirley Abela

Education Campaign Coordinator

Ms Shirley Abela

Education Campaign Coordinator at the Responsible Gaming Foundation

Contact e-mail:

Getting Help

  • Online Support

    Chat live with one of our Call Centre agents by clicking on the chat icon on the bottom right-hand side of the website.
  • Helpline 1777

    You can call RGF’s Helpline 1777 for free. Confidentiality is guaranteed, the caller can even choose to stay anonymous.  The Call Centre agents are available 24/7 to give advice and to offer their help. You can also call our helpline to book an appointment at our offices to get help in self-exclusion.

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Laws & Regulations

In this section you can find the laws and regulations relating to lotteries and gaming regulation in Malta. Laws and regulations are available in the two official languages of Malta – Maltese and English.

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Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions we get about gambling. If you have other queries, kindly send us an email on

What is gambling?

Actually there is no single, clear cut definition of what gambling is but it is widely agreed that:

  • Two or more people agree to take part in the activity (usually an operator and the person who wishes to gamble)
  • Normally money (the ‘stake’) is paid by the loser to the winner
  • The outcome is uncertain and the activity involves risk
  • The result is determined at least partly by chance
  • Participation is an active experience but can be avoided by not taking part.

What is problem gambling?

Problem gambling is an urge to continuously gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. Problem gambling is often explained by whether harm is experienced by the gambler or others, rather than by the gambler’s behaviour. Severe problem gambling may be diagnosed as clinical pathological gambling if the gambler meets certain criteria. Pathological gambling is a common disorder that is associated with both social and family costs.

Can we help?

Yes everyone can help the foundation from businesses to individuals by downloading, filling out the donation form and forward it by email on or send it by post at 90/91, Second Floor, Psaila Street, Birkirkara, BKR9073.

What is the player's charter?

Players Charter is a document which was written in order to set out guidelines for both the authority personnel as well as to consumers related to gambling and standards of service.


How many remote gaming companies are licensed in Malta?

During 2017 there were 287 remote gaming companies which were licensed in Malta. The number of remote gaming licences under the MGA jurisdiction by the end of 2017 was 625.


Call Centre Helpline 1777

The Responsible Gaming Foundation has started to operate the National Gambling Helpline 1777. Below you can find two (2) leaflets in Maltese and English promoting this service.   “Life is the game I choose to play.. Do not be afraid […]

Education Campaign

The Responsible Gaming Foundation will be working in collaboration with the Ministry for Education and Employment to raise awareness about Responsible Gaming among all year 4 students in Malta and Gozo (state, church and independent schools). This campaign will be […]

Contribute to RGF

At EU level, between 0.5% and 2% of those who make use of gaming services end up with some sort of addiction. Youths are 5 times more exposed to addiction than adults. More awareness about responsible gaming needs to be fostered!

Your donation today will go a long way in helping us prevent pathological gaming, provide support to whoever suffers from it and continue to lead the search for more preventative measures. Make a donation to support responsible gaming.

You can download the form and send it together with a cheque.

Donation Form

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Keep in touch

Responsible Gaming Foundation

90/91, Second Floor,
Psaila Street,
Birkirkara, BKR9073,

Email address:

Telephone Number: +356 21499030/1