Malta denies connection with gambling sites

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Credits: MGA

The local gambling regulator said that these gambling sites are not licensed by MGA.

Malta.- The Malta Gaming Authority (GMA) announced that it has no connection with ten gambling sites that claimed to be licensed in Malta. The sites showed symbols that suggested that they had licenses by Malta’s Lotteries and Gaming Authority, the previous brand of MGA.

Whilst winner-bet.com is not available, sites like Casino-royal.net, Fortunepub.com, Winner-bet.com, Diamond-777.com, Greatway-casino.net, Lucky-play.net, Wpcasino.net, Caesarcrown.com, and Play-azart.com still offer their services to the public. Many of the domains, such as GreatWay and Fortunepub, are Malta-based. The dates of the licenses are approximately five years old, and after the Malta Gaming Authority proceeded to call them out, Dialinvest International NV, the owner of Caesarcrown, Explosionbet and Diamond-777, shut down any indications of its affiliation to the former MGA, and claimed to be licensed by Curacao and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).

Earlier this month, the local gaming authority announced the creation of new regulations for skill based games. The regulator also established that from now on daily fantasy sports (DFS) will fall into the controlled skill games category. MGA’s regulation establishes that a game of skill is the one where skill plays a more predominant role than chance, although a considerable amount of chance still exists in the game, such as certain board games and card games. MGA considers that DFS presents a lesser risk than traditional gambling.