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Careers In The Sports Betting Industry

Apart from being a well-loved holiday destination, the island of Malta is also a haven for on and offline gambling and careers in sports betting including several big-name players such as Betsson, Leo Vegas, Mr Green, Gaming Innovation Group, Paddy Power Betfair, and recent arrival from the UK, Betting Gods.

For anyone seeking to climb the gambling career ladder or even float their own gambling business, it could be an ideal choice. The Sunny Island is situated right off the southernmost tip of Italy and enjoys a mild year-round Mediterranean climate.

Lying close to Africa, Malta is right at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East and the huge African continent itself. Malta is actually made up of three main Islands that include Gozo, Comino, and of course Malta itself. English ranks high as a second language so communicating to both the local Maltese and the many visitors that the island attracts will be a cinch.

Where to start with your Maltese career in sports betting

As with anything to do with career, positions in the gaming and gambling industries are most likely to be advertised on the official websites, job boards and possibly local forums or even Facebook groups (these are very popular in Malta). Leading career based websites are also great places to start your job search.

As with all things, it sometimes takes a little tenacity and determination to first pick up a trail and then to be prepared to move from link to link arriving where you need to be in the long run. It is also a good idea to contact some of the larger UK sports betting companies who may have interests in Malta or hopefully at least have contacts within the gaming industry on the island. The important thing is, of course, to set your Malta-based career prospects in motion by taking the first steps.

Hitting the ground running in Malta

With respected, reputable, international companies such as Betting Gods and Matching Visions

already operating on the island, you can rest assured that even the experts have earmarked Malta as “the place” to operate sports betting facilities. When you take into account that one of the aforementioned businesses was set up in a UK home only five years ago and now has an outstanding global reputation and local team, there is plenty of scope for employment.

Perhaps you can visualise yourself working from their prestigious offices at the Portomaso Marina or maybe working from your own home office overlooking the sea. Whatever sports betting career path you choose, the opportunities are rife for anyone who is prepared to put in the effort. From starting as a trainee in the industry to roles within middle and upper management, Malta offers many exciting and challenging career prospects within the sports betting arena.

Making your move into a sports betting career in Malta

The really good news is that Malta, all be it the smallest of them, is a member state of the EU. That means anyone from the UK can live and work there. Whilst there have been some concerns as to how this will work after Brexit, the recent progress in the exit talks between the UK and the EU suggest that we already have reciprocal agreements. In the simplest terms, this has been interpreted to mean that we will virtually be able to continue as we did before the split, living and working in any of the EU member states.

Apart from being a beautiful place to work and live, Malta has strong historical links with Britain and a very affordable cost of living. As mentioned already, gaming and gambling are booming

industries on the island and the generous 15% basic tax rate isn’t to be sniffed at either. As you may have already guessed, these benefits are reflected in a far more relaxed way of life and the Maltese people have a reputation for being among the friendliest in the world.

The work life balance of Malta

If you are the kind of person who is seeking a career in sports betting on the island of Malta, there is a more than sporting chance that you will not only work hard but also realise the value of the time that you spend away from work. You can be confident that you won’t be disappointed in all that Malta has to offer in dining, sports and leisure. From scuba diving and fishing trips in the deep blue Mediterranean sea to great value-for-money restaurants and dazzling nightlife, everything that you need is right on your doorstep.

With Gozo and the other islands only a hop away, you will never run out of places to visit including historic sites, beautiful churches, forts and a whole lot more besides. When you choose a career in sports betting on Malta you are choosing so much more than just a job, you are choosing a lifestyle. Thanks to the intrinsic Britishness the island, Malta also offers a great expat network with an almost bewildering calendar of social events. Combined with the local holidays and festivals, you will have more than enough to keep you entertained.

Is a career in sports betting in Malta right for you?

Hopefully, some of the above will prove useful in helping you to decide if a career in sports betting in Malta is for you. If you have family or a partner, of course, you need to factor in what is on offer for them too. Thanks to the island’s booming gambling and tourist industries, there are plenty of work and leisure opportunities for virtually anyone who is prepared to pitch in.

Some useful resources for career searches in Malta include the SiGMA conference with it’s careers

section and networking opportunities, plus perhaps local training company iGaming Academy to develop those must needed skills.

And with cheap flights on an almost daily basis to/from UK perhaps it’s worth heading over, getting a feel for the islands and plotting your next career move!