Malta regulator warns customers of illegal sites

| By Marese O'Hagan
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has warned customers about a number of operators not licensed in Malta that are currently operating within the country.
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The authority issued a warning regarding 18 different domains, some of which are owned by the same operators. The operators include 24Pokies, an Australian online casino, and 4 Crowns Casino, which has an address in the Netherlands.

On its website, the MGA cautioned members of the public against using the sites.

“The Malta Gaming Authority has become aware that certain entities that do not hold an authorisation issued by the MGA are operating illegally within Malta,” read the statement.

“The authority hereby informs the public that these entities are not duly authorised by the MGA to provide a gaming service to any person in Malta.”

Operators must hold a licence to operate in Malta under the country’s Gaming Authorisations Regulations.

Operating without a licence infringes article 14 of the Malta Gaming Act.

Last week, Malta announced new player protection guidelines for licensees, as it began a “closed consultation” on the matter launched the previous week.

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