Lottoland launches Win-Win Charity Scratchcard to support The Malta Community Chest Fund 

 - News - Sep 5 2023 SHARE ON:

Leading lotto betting operator Lottoland, has announced the launch of its Win-Win Charity scratch card to help raise money for The Malta Community Chest Fund (MCCF), a local foundation committed to improving the lives of people in need.

Available online the new game costs €1 and offers the chance to win up to €50,000, with 20% of the proceeds going directly towards MCCF. The scratch cards are now available for sale via the Lottoland website, with each purchase helping to make a difference in the lives of people in need.

“We are thrilled to launch this new scratch card and partner with The Malta Community Chest Fund to support their important work in the community,” said Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell. “We believe that it’s important for companies to give back, and this is just one of the many ways that Lottoland is committed to making a difference here in Malta.” 

“We also know that many of our customers want to give back and do something positive and so having the opportunity to support such a noble and altruistic mission, as well as being in with a chance to win money is a huge bonus” added Birrell.

The Malta Community Chest Fund is probably the most well-known of all Maltese Charity organisations, not only because of its prestigious patronage by the Head of State, but also because its benevolence is extended to a wide spectrum of needs.

MCCF supports people from all walks of life and requests vary between the simplest things like basic food items to the most recent chemotherapy treatment on the market or the need to travel abroad for medical treatment to specialised hospitals.

“We are grateful for the support of Lottoland and the launch of this new product,” said MCCF Chairman John Huber. “Every purchase of a scratch card will help us continue our ongoing work in the community. The money raised by players of Lottoland will be immensely valuable, to assist us in our mission of being able to meet the needs of our patients.”

During the launch event, Lottoland’s ambassador for Malta, Ira Losco explained how The Malta Community Chest Fund has always been a charity close to her heart and that she has long been a supporter of the amazing work they do.

“We believe that by offering people who want to play a new alternative, that will not only bring joy to those who win prizes but also make a positive impact on our community, is a step in the right direction,” said Ira Losco.

“We encourage everyone to get involved and make a difference today. I hope Lottoland inspires more businesses to come up with creative ways to support good causes rather than just one-off donations, by also contributing their know-how, resources and time.”

Last October Lottoland was the biggest winner at the Malta Business Awards organised by the Malta Chamber of SMEs in partnership with Malta Enterprise, taking home a total of three trophies. These included first place in the Exceptional Wellbeing at the Workplace and Carbon Neutral Commitment categories, as well as runner up for Best CSR Initiative.

Lottoland, was also the first iGaming company to achieve a carbon neutral status. To date the leading online lotto operator has renatured 90km of riverbanks, planted over 2 million trees worldwide, including a thousand in Malta together with local NGO Saġġar and is the official partner of Nature Trust’s Wildlife Rescue Team.

Lottoland is operated by European Lotto and Betting Limited and is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority, licence number MGA/B2C/609/2018. Gambling can be harmful if not controlled. Please play responsibly 18+. For help visit rgf.org.mt.


Local Professional Female Footballers Granted Maternity Leave

 - Local - Sep 5 2023 SHARE ON:
Local Professional Female Footballers Granted Maternity Leave

The Malta Football Association’s executive board has granted professional female football players the right to maternity leave within the duration of their contracts, following the approval of new regulations. 

Additionally, clubs now have the flexibility to register a replacement player outside the regular registration periods when a female player takes maternity leave.

These progressive regulations align with FIFA’s commitment to promoting gender equality and supporting women in their athletic careers. They ensure that any club’s unilateral contract termination based on a player’s pregnancy, maternity leave, or related rights is deemed unjustified.

These rules afford female athletes certain rights during pregnancy, including determining their access to sporting services based on medical advice, offering alternative employment opportunities, ensuring the right to return to sports activities, and supporting the option to breastfeed. 

These measures collectively create an inclusive and nurturing environment for female professionals in the sports industry.

The first session of the Malta FA Executive Board for the 2023/24 season convened at the Centenary Hall following its election during the July General Assembly, with a two-year mandate. The board’s primary responsibility is to steer the strategic and regulatory direction of Maltese football.


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Is Malta REALLY Queer & Trans-Friendly? KNŻ Survey Attempts to Uncover Truth

 - Sponsored - Sep 5 2023 SHARE ON:

Malta is considered to be one of the most queer-friendly places in the world, with our tiny Mediterranean island being a frontrunner with regards to LGBTIQA+ rights across Europe.

Despite the fact that our nation is ranked first on the Rainbow Europe Map & Index, apart from welcoming EuroPride 2023 to our shores in just a few days, it’s always a good idea to be aware of where your country stands and what you can do to make it better.

That’s why Malta’s very own youth council Kunsill Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ (KNŻ) is conducting a survey about LGBTIQA+ rights in Malta.

Now’s your chance to voice your concerns and address real issues and situations happening in the country right now in attempt to further understand the country’s progress with regards to equality and rights. By answering a few simple questions and commenting on Malta’s inclusivity, its status as a safe space for queer people and Malta’s tolerance to expression, you can build the bridge to a safer, more tolerant country.

You can find the survey by visiting this link so don’t miss out on your chance to contribute.


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EuroPride Venue Change Due To Bad Weather

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EuroPride Venue Change Due To Bad Weather

EuroPride 2023 organisers have announced that the opening ceremony and after party have been moved to MFCC Ta’ Qali due to the forecasted bad weather. 

The event, set for Thursday September 7th, has been moved so that those attending can celebrate and dance safely due to the reported storm. 


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