Exploring Malta’s iGaming Boom and Altenar’s Leading Role at SIGMA Europe

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This week is one of the most prestigious events in the industry, SiGMA Europe, and it gives us the chance to reflect on the opportunities a country, dubbed the ‘Silicon Valley of iGaming’, has to offer. As one of the first countries to legalise online gambling, the industry continues to boom, boosting Malta's economy and attracting a culturally-rich and diverse population of people from all of the world.

As a Malta-based sportsbook provider, Altenar knows the vast opportunities the country has to offer. The iGaming industry on the island is made up of a vibrant web of talent and expertise, with over 300 iGaming companies operating from Malta - candidates from all over the world are relocating to the country to enjoy all it has to offer.


A capital of innovation

Malta's iGaming industry, with its focus on innovation and technological advancement, has helped the country maintain a leading position in the global iGaming sector since its legalisation in 2003.

The passion for iGaming starts young, as many universities offer training courses aimed at producing graduates to offer fresh insights and knowledge into the ever-evolving landscape. Now, the Mediterranean island benefits from highly educated experts who build and support sportsbook software and other technology, with a geographical presence that places it in a favourable position for welcoming talent from across the continent.

Altenar’s rich Maltese heritage

Since our foundation in 2011, Altenar has been one of the leading sportsbook solution providers in Malta and as an ever-growing, tier-one software supplier, we are proud of our Maltese roots. In recent years, we have enjoyed significant growth, including the expansion of our St Julian’s office in 2022 to accommodate our increasing headcount.

Our success in Malta has also enabled us to grow further, and in July this year we opened our Isle of Man headquarters in Douglas, a spacious and welcoming environment which houses our growing team of experts. Altenar continues to be excited about the future of iGaming in Malta and remains a driving force of changes in technology and trends, to ensure we remain the leading provider of sportsbook solutions.

Our return to SiGMA

We are looking forward to welcoming our industry friends, old and new, to Stand 1156 this week at the Mediterranean Maritime Hub in Marsa, Malta. It is special to take part in such a highly-regarded event in Altenar’s home country, and not only catch up with the Maltese iGaming community, but welcome thousands of international professionals too.

This year, we will be showcasing the full power of our cutting-edge sportsbook solution. Our Commercial Director, Charlie Williams, will also be discussing how player-centric solutions will enable our company to progress into the future and remain a driver of positive change. Our sportsbook is highly adaptable and regularly improved based on user feedback.

Additionally, we will be showcasing our  widget functionality which is a powerful tool for brand differentiation and personalised engagement, delivering real-time, dynamic content that engages players at every touchpoint. At SiGMA, we will be unveiling how Altenar plans to carve a new and distinctive path for Gaming in 2024.

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