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The Responsible Gaming Foundation’s aim is to create a wider awareness of the extent, possible causes and consequences of problem gambling 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.


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RGF's Article on It-TORĊA (19.12.2021)

The RGF supports yet another successful event / L-RGF tappoġġja attività suċċess oħra

Honorable Minister Silvio Schembri addressing the event attendees

80 members of the Baden Powell Scout Group Żebbuġ benefit from financial support provided by the RGF / 80 membru tal-Baden Powell Scout Group Żebbuġ ibbenefikaw minn għajnuna finanzjarja mogħtija mill-RGF

Attending the presentation of our financial support
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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 help.

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Mr Kevin  O'Neill
General Manager

Mrs Dorianne Attard
Call Centre Manager
Social Worker 


Mr Kayne 
Promotions Executive


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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 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 support. You can also call our helpline 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, 1 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, the medical certificate is still requested. Just bring a valid ID Card. Call 1777 to book an appointment today.


In this link 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.

New Gaming Act - Maltese

New Gaming Act - English



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

Call Centre Manager & 

Social Worker 


Mr Kayne


Promotions Executive



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.

Does the Foundation accept financial help through donations?

Yes, everyone can help the foundation! From businesses to individuals by downloading, filling out the donation form and send it by post at 90/91, Second Floor, Psaila Street, Birkirkara, BKR 9073. More information can be found in the Donations Section of this website further down.

What is the player's charter?

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

How many gaming companies are licensed in Malta?

Over 328 licensed gaming companies call this island paradise home, as it is estimated that the sector employs 8,300 persons full-time and provides 4,000 others with indirect employment. The remote gaming sector is responsible for over 12% of the country’s GDP, as during the pandemic's first year the same sector generated €924 million in the country's economy.

What is Responsible Gaming?

Today, you can bet anywhere, anytime on just about anything. With opportunities to gamble increasing and advertising enticing us to gamble more frequently, spreading the word about how to gamble safely is becoming more important than ever. For us, responsible gambling is about both the individual gambler and the wider community. Responsible gambling for individuals means:

  • They may gamble for pleasure and entertainment but are aware of their likelihood of losing and understand the associated risks,
  • They exercise control over their gambling activity, and
  • Responsible gambling occurs in balance with other activities in their lives and is not causing problems or harm for themselves or others.
Responsible gambling for the broader community, including gambling providers, governments, and sporting associations, requires:
  • Shared responsibility for generating awareness of the risks associated with gambling,
  • Creating and promoting environments that prevent or minimise problem gambling, and being responsive to community concerns around gambling.

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The Foundation works tirelessly to get closer to those most vulnerable and help them understand ways to keep themselves fit, learn to work in a group, but above all instil values within our communities alternative to gambling addictions.

If you are interested in our financial support please follow the below procedure:

1) Please download and go through our Fund Distribution Policy;

2) If our policy applies to you please download, fill in the Funding Application Form and revert back to us as specified;

3) The Funding Application Form will be processed internally;

4) If approved a meeting can be set accordingly;

5) The Funding Agreement and a Formal Contract (if needed) will have to be signed.



At the local and EU level, between 0.5% and 2% of those who make use of gaming services end up with some sort of addiction. 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. 

Download the form HERE and remember to follow the GUIDELINES.


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



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