Malta & iGaming- What can it offer you?

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Magic Mondayz is an international recruitment consultancy specializing in the iGaming industry. Before you look into our job opportunities, you might be wondering what iGaming is, where iGaming companies are located, and what kinds of roles are offered. Luckily, Magic Mondayz is here to give you some information on the industry and help you understand why you should pack your bags and head straight to Malta, Gibraltar, Poland, or Tallinn if you’re looking for a fun work environment and fast career progression in this global and flourishing industry!

What is iGaming?

The iGaming industry refers to online poker, sports betting, online casinos, bingo, lotteries, and mobile gaming. The iGaming industry is relatively young—the first online casino was established in 1994. Although the iGaming industry is young, it has grown incredibly fast. In 2015, the online gaming market had a volume of 37.91 billion U.S. dollars (source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/270728/market-volume-of-online-gaming-worldwide/).

IGaming companies look for top talent to fill many roles in departments such as customer service, operations, marketing, IT & technology, finance, and human resources. Almost anyone can join the iGaming industry, whether they are at a junior or more senior level, and can expect ongoing professional training and opportunities for advancement.

Where are its hubs?

Gibraltar was the first country to open its doors to iGaming, and as a result several big name iGaming companies are still located there. Malta is also one of the main iGaming hubs, as it followed Gibraltar quickly in offering online gambling licenses. Other hubs include the UK, Estonia, and Cyprus. More and more companies are also opening branches in locations such as Sweden, Romania, and Poland.

Magic Mondayz hires for all of these locations, but we have a special focus on Malta and Tallinn.

So why Malta?

Malta is home to around 300 gaming companies, 450 licenses, and a workforce of over 10,000 people in the iGaming industry. This is pretty impressive for a tiny island of only 444,000 people! The industry contributes $1.41 billion to the country’s economy, or 12 percent of its GDP. Needless to say, iGaming has become a big part of Malta’s economy and culture, and the hundreds of gaming companies on the island likely won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.

IGaming companies in Malta have a special focus on the Nordic markets and offer competitive salaries alongside a lower cost of living than Gibraltar or the UK. Combine this with 300 days of sunshine per year, an office five minutes from the beach, and a large international community, and you can see why so many people are relocating to Malta to join the iGaming industry.

What can the industry offer me?

The industry is still growing, and companies are always in need of people with a variety of skill sets: customer service agents, digital marketers, developers, game artists, and more! Additionally, competition is high and companies want to retain good workers. As a result, you can expect fast career progression, an attractive salary, and a fun and international work environment. In a world where technology is becoming more and more integral to the economy, it makes sense to join a thriving, digital industry.

IGaming is the perfect industry for ambitious, open-minded professionals who are looking for a dynamic industry with strong growth where the opportunities are nearly endless. Internal promotions are very common and with hard work and a positive attitude, you could find yourself climbing the career ladder faster than you ever thought possible. The incredible amount of fun and enjoyment you will experience working in iGaming is just an added bonus! 🙂

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