Academy Documents

Please access the Students' Policies & Forms through this link. The following documents are all available in the link - Student Handbook, Student Code of Conduct,  Students' Privacy Notice, Deferral, Suspension, and Cancellation Policy, Assignment Extension Policy, Re-Sit Policy, Complaints Procedure Policy, Equality Policy and Student Disciplinary Policy.

Online Sessions Link

To connect to the online sessions of this module please click on this link . You will be asked to register your attendance if you are not already signed in into your Zoom account. You will also be asked for the password which is below.

Meeting ID: 845 6149 0908
Passcode: 838364

Make sure that you show with your name & surname as you have been registered for the study programme. This is very important for attendance purposes.

Lecture Schedule & Notes

Lecture notes will be available during the week following the respective lecture. Schedule dates are indicative and may change. All changes, if any, may be communicated via email, SMS or telephone calls.

LectureDateTimePresentationNotes (If Any)Session Recording
Lecture 0120 February 202317:30 to 20:30hrsPresentation 01Request
Lecture 0227 February 202317:30 to 20:30hrsPresentation 02Request
Lecture 036 March 202317:30 to 20:30hrsPresentation 03Request
Lecture 0413 March 202317:30 to 20:30hrsPresentation 04Request
Lecture 0520 March 202317:30 to 20:30hrsPresentation 05Request


Dr Malcolm Falzon

Dr Louisa Firman

Dr Sarah Grech

Lecture Summaries & Suggested Reading 

Lecture 1 - Introduction to Maltese Gaming Law

Following this session students will be learning about:

  • The history and development of gaming in Malta;
  • The distinction between ‘gaming’ and ‘gambling’;
  • Introduction to landbased gaming and online gaming;
  • Malta’s gaming legislative and regulatory framework;
  • The regulatory / governmental authorities responsible for supervising gaming activities in Malta;
  • The role and powers of the Malta Gaming Authority;
  • Malta as a leading jurisdiction in the online gaming industry.

Core Reading List


Lecture 2 - An overview of the Maltese gaming legislative and regulatory framework (Part 1)

Following this session students will be learning about:

  • The definition of ‘gaming’ under Maltese law;
  • The difference between a gaming service and a gaming supply and between games of chance and games of skill;
  • The different gaming products classified in terms of Maltese law;
  • The different types of authorisations under Maltese law;
  • The requirements for obtaining a license from the Malta Gaming Authority and the application process.

Core Reading List


Lecture 3 - An overview of the Maltese gaming legislative and regulatory framework (Part 2)

Following this session students will be learning about:

  • applicable gaming taxes and licence fees;
  • offences against the Gaming Act and sanctions for non-compliance;
  • continuing obligations of licensees;
  • Malta Gaming Authority’s powers in relation to compliance and enforcement measures;
  • the notion of gambling debts under Maltese law.

Core Reading List


Lecture 4 - Why do we regulate gaming?

Following this session students will be learning about:

  • The reasons behind the regulation of gaming;
  • How players are protected under Maltese legislation;
  • The concept of responsible gaming and measures to be adopted in accordance with Maltese legislation;
  • The relation of the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing under Maltese legislation with the gaming industry;
  • Safeguarding the integrity of sports and preventing match-fixing.

Core Reading List


Lecture 5 - Online Gaming in the EU

Following this session students will be learning about:

  • different approaches adopted towards the regulation of gaming across the EU;
  • overview of the status of online gambling across different EU member states;
  • the question of harmonisation across the EU;
  • the freedom of establishment and the freedom to provide services within the sphere of online gaming;
  • the exceptions to the freedom of establishment and the freedom to provides services and applicable case law.

Core Reading List


Methods of Assessment

2 out of a choice of 4 assignment titles - 100% weighting


You have to choose 2 out of the 4 questions which are available in the Assignment Submission form below. Assignment should be submitted by not later than Thursday 11 May 2023. The assignment has to be submitted together with the Assignment Submission Form. Please indicate the questions which you have addressed in the Assignment Submission form.

Assignment Submission Form

If you need information on how to plan, draft and submit your assignment follow the 21 Academy presentation on Writing and Submitting your Assignment.

We are also making the 21 Academy's Assignments Rubric available for your guidance. This is a performance-based assessment tool. Tutors will use the rubric to assist them to allocate scoring while it allows students to understand what is required in the assignment and how it will be graded. For referencing purposes, as much as possible please use the Oscola Referencing Guide.

Submitting Assignment - Turnitin

The Academy will notify you that assignment questions are available through an email. Through another email sent to you by turnitin (probably on the same day) you will be notified that you have been added to a "class" where you may upload your assignment/s. Assignments should be submitted by not later than 23:59hrs of the assignment submission deadline shown on the Assignment Submission form and/or the "class".

At 21 Academy you can submit more than one draft of your assignment before the submission final deadline. The last version left uploaded at the submission deadline will be considered to be your final submission paper and will be the one which will be assessed. Make sure that your final submission does not go beyond 20% similarity when including direct quotations (the sentences in-between quotes).

Follow this very short video to understand how to submit your assignment through turnitin - submitting a paper

To understand the similarity report generated by turnitin follow this 1 minute video - understanding the similarity report

Referencing Style

Oscola Referencing Guide

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