The Malta Gaming Authority (‘MGA’ or ‘the Authority’) has become aware that certain entities that do not hold an authorisation issued by the MGA are operating illegally within Malta by virtue of the following websites:
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, as is necessitated by virtue of Regulation 3 of the Gaming Authorisations Regulations (S.L. 583.05). Hence, the entities operating the above websites are in contravention of the aforementioned regulation, and of Article 13 of the Gaming Act (Chapter 583 of the Laws of Malta).
The MGA would like to remind consumers not to utilize services provided by an entity unless they have ascertained that the entity in question is authorised to provide such services by the MGA. The gaming regulatory framework obliges authorised persons to comply with strict legal requirements in the interest of consumers. The activities of unlicensed entities are unregulated and do not provide the necessary safeguards delineated by virtue of the framework, making transactions with such entities risky for consumers.
A list of MGA licensed entities is available and can be viewed here: https://www.mga.org.mt/licences/.
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