Ryan Pace has been appointed chairman of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). MGA regulates one of Malta’s main economic pillars. Ryan Pace was a young lawyer who worked for Prime Minister Robert Abela’s private legal firm.
Pace, a Labour Party activist who obtained his warrant in 2018, has no prior experience in the gaming industry. Also, he has never worked in the industry.
The lawyer, who is still in his late twenties, has now become the deputy chairman of the Authority. It was only last June, shortly after Abela took office. After CEO Heathcliff Farrugia resigned over yet another scandal involving the gaming regulator, he found himself at the helm of the Authority.