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Malta regulator lifts Green Feather Online suspension

| By Robert Fletcher
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has lifted its suspension on Green Feather Online with immediate effect.
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Earlier this month, the MGA suspended Green Feather’s B2C Gaming Service Licence in the country. This required Green Feather to cease all operations under the licence.

At the time, the MGA said Green Feather breached several sections of the country’s gaming compliance and enforcement regulations. These mainly related to requirements to submit financial information to the regulator.

However, the MGA has lifted the suspension, highlighting “prompt action and cooperation” from the operator. As such, Green Feather can resume operations under its Malta licence.

The operator runs Bcasino.com, Bcasino.in, Boocasino.com, Boocasino.co, Galacticwins.com and Mrfortune.com via the licence.

Malta clamps down on regulatory breaches

Green Feather is not the only operator to have been contacted by the MGA over breaches of regulations in Malta during recent months.

This month, the MGA also suspended SFJL Holding Limited’s licence over certain breaches in Malta. These included rules related to material changes within the business and a requirement to notify the regulator of these changes.

SFJL remains suspended and cannot carry out gaming operations during the suspension period.

The MGA also cancelled EGMIT Elite Limited’s B2C gaming service licence. EGMIT Elite operates its Elite24bet site via the licence and has had to halt all operations.

The MGA flagged several breaches of the gaming compliance and enforcement regulations. It also filed a police report against the operator and initiated liquidation proceedings.

Octoplay secures new Malta licence 

Amid the suspensions, the MGA has issued a new supplier permit to online casino games developer Octoplay. The Malta licence enables Octoplay to provide its slot games to operators licensed in Malta.

Octoplay’s Malta licence adds to its approval in other key markets such as the UK, Sweden and Romania. 

“Octoplay provides a suite of games that every operator in the industry wants,” Octoplay founder and CEO Carl Ejlertsson said. “We are working hard to ensure we can provide our content to operators in all regulated markets. 

“Securing our Malta licence is a major step forward to achieving this. We look forward to seeing our games land in the lobbies of popular online casino brands in markets across Europe and beyond.”

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