top of page

The Foundation aims to create a broader awareness of the possible causes and consequences of excessive gambling and/or excessive gaming, to promote responsibility and provide the necessary support and advice to problem gamblers and/or problem gamers with their dependents in their recovery efforts.


Self-exclusion and recovery / L-esklużjoni u l-proċess ta' rkupru

RGF's article on IT-TORĊA

We continue to widen our support resources / Inkomplu nespandu r-riżorsi ta' sapport għal dawk fil-bżonn

RGF's article on IT-TORĊA

How to control excessive virtual gaming in our children / Kif nikkontrollaw il-logħob virtwali eċċessiv ta' wliedna

RGF's article on IT-TORĊA
About Us
Foundtion Backgrond


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. 


Mr Neville Mangion

Non-Executive Chairman


The Responsible Gaming Foundation gives a lot of importance to all of the foundation’s employees. Teamwork ideology needs to be as effective as possible in order to provide the best service to those that request our support.

Contact us on



Mr Kevin  O'Neill
General Manager

Mrs Dorianne Attard
Support Services & Outreach Coordinator 


Mr Kayne 
Communications Manager


Photo by Dev Asangbam on Unsplash


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

You can call RGF’s Supportline 1777 for free. Confidentiality is guaranteed; the caller can even choose to stay anonymous. The Call Centre agents are available to give advice and to offer support. You can also call our supportline to book an appointment at our offices to get help as regarding self-exclusion or for any further support.


Gamblers can self-exclude themselves from casinos, gambling parlours and bingo halls, all licensed with the Malta Gaming Authority. Self-exclusion periods vary from 6 months, one year, an indefinite period or an auto-renew option. According to the New Gaming Act, if a gambler wants to self-exclude for an indefinite period, a medical certificate is still requested, and always bring a valid ID Card. Also, the Foundation now offers free blocking software to help those struggling with gambling addiction. Such software - BETBLOCKER and GAMBAN - can be easily downloaded and installed on various devices, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. These blocking software are designed to restrict access to gambling sites and other online content that may trigger addictive behaviours. Call 1777 to book an appointment today.


In this link from the Malta Gaming Authority's website, you can find information on Player Protection related to Responsible Gaming, Safer Gambling Tools and Responsible Gaming Policies, amongst others.

Other useful links:

New Gaming Act - Maltese

New Gaming Act - English

Player Protection Regulations - English

Player Protection Regulations - Maltese

Player Protection Directive - English

Guidance Note on Gaming Devices and Amusement Machines - English

Unauthorized URLs - English

Player Charter

Gettng Help


The Responsible Gaming Foundation gives a lot of importance to all of the foundation’s employees. Teamwork ideology needs to be as effective as possible in order to provide the best service to those that request our help.


Mr Kevin O'Neill
General Manager

Mr Neville Mangion

Non-Executive Chairman

Mrs Dorianne Attard
Support Services & Outreach Coordinator  


Mr Kayne
Communications Manager



- Voluntary Organisations

RGF Logo

The Foundation wants to make a positive impact on society. To this end, it makes social responsibility a top priority and collaborates closely with voluntary organisations to address this. VOs who would like to embark on a project where the main aim is to undertake activities alternative to gambling can apply for the CSR Programme. The amount can vary from €500-€5,000 (inc of VAT) according to a decision taken by the board.

For more info, contact us at +356 21499030/1 or via email at

- Fund Distribution Policy (pdf): Fund Distribution Policy

- Funding Application Form (pdf): Funding Application Form 

Call FCSRP/2022/V6 - CLOSED

Call GCSRP/2023/V7 - OPEN

List of grants/sponsorships/donations from 2015 till 2022



At the local and EU level, between 0.5% and 2% of those using Gambling and iGaming services end up with some addiction. More awareness about responsible gambling and gaming needs to be fostered! 

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

Download the Donation Form HERE and remember to follow the GUIDELINES.


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

Contact Us


Please fill your contact details below:

Thanks for submitting!

We will get back to you in 24 hours.

bottom of page