Malta Jurisdiction

Information about the Malta online gambling jurisdiction, licensing requirements, player complaints and dispute resolution process, and a sortable list of casinos licensed under this jurisdiction.

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List of casinos operated from Malta

Malta is a very small European country that is situated south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a member of the European Union and is a strong, developed country. Malta holds the distinction of being the first European Union member to successfully regulate online gambling, having done so in 2000. Since then, Malta has proved to be something of a disappointment. While implementing a strict compliance and regulation regime via the Malta Gaming Authority (formerly known as the Malta Lotteries and Gaming Authority), there has been little assistance provided for players with grievances.

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Mr Green Casino100Various100
NordicBet Casino100Various100
Redbet Casino100Various100
Videoslots Casino100Various100
All British Casino90Various90
Betsafe Casino90Various90
Betsson Casino90Various90
Cashmio Casino90Various90
Casino Cruise90Various90
Casino Room90Various90
CasinoEuro90Various90
Casumo90Various90
Cherry Casino90Various90
EuroSlots90Various90
Fun Casino90Various90
Guts Casino90Various90
InterCasino90Various90
Interwetten Casino90Various90
Jetbull Casino90Various90
LeoVegas Casino90Various90
Maria Casino90Various90
No Bonus Casino90Various90
PlayFrank Casino90Various90
SlotsMillion Casino90Various90
Unibet Casino90Various90
Yako Casino90Various90
Yeti Casino90Various90
18bet Casino80Endorphina, GameArt, Microgaming80
21 Casino80Various80
Bertil Casino80Various80
Bet-at-home Casino80Various80
BetChan Casino80Various80
Betfair Casino80Various80
Blackjack Ballroom Casino80Microgaming80
Cabaret Club Casino80Microgaming80
Captain Cooks Casino80Microgaming80
Casino Action80Microgaming80
Casino Classic80Microgaming80
Casino Epoca80Microgaming80
Casino Heroes80Various80
Casino Jefe80Various80
CasinoLuck80Various80
Dunder Casino80Various80
Energy Casino80Various80
Euro Palace Casino80Microgaming80
Fruity Casa Casino80Various80
Gaming Club Casino80Microgaming80
Golden Tiger Casino80Various80
GoWild Casino80Various80
Grand Mondial Casino80Microgaming80
Jackpot City Casino80MahiGaming, Microgaming80
Lucky Nugget Casino80Microgaming80
LuckyDino Casino80Various80
Luxury Casino80Microgaming80
NextCasino80Various80
Platinum Play Casino80Microgaming80
PlayGrand Casino80Various80
Quatro Casino80Microgaming80
Roxy Palace Casino80MahiGaming, Microgaming80
Royal Vegas Casino80Microgaming80
Ruby Fortune Casino80MahiGaming, Microgaming80
ShadowBet Casino80Various80
Sloty Casino80Various80
Spin Palace Casino80Microgaming80
Spinit Casino80Various80
Twin Casino80Various80
UK Casino Club80MahiGaming, Microgaming80
Vera&John Casino80Various80
Villento Las Vegas80Microgaming80
Vinnarum Casino80Various80
Wild Jackpots80Various80
Yukon Gold Casino80Microgaming80
Zodiac Casino80Microgaming80
Casino Club70Various70
Grand Hotel Casino70Microgaming70
Karamba Casino70Various70
Lucky Casino70Various70
MamaMia Bingo Casino70Various70
Pinnacle Casino70Various70
Royal Panda Casino70Various70
Spinson Casino70Various70
Volt Casino70Various70
10Bet Casino60Various60
Barbados Casino60Various60
Betway Casino60Microgaming, Net Ent, Rabcat60
Kaiser Slots60Various60
Vbet Casino60Various60
All Slots Casino50Microgaming50
BetAt Casino40Various40
Prime Casino40Various40
Slots Magic40Various40
Winner Casino40Ash Gaming, Playtech40
Lucky Ace Casino20Random Logic20

More information about Malta

The Malta Gaming Authority is the entity that hands out licenses to gambling companies, and they also rule on any matters that are gaming related. Since being created in 2001, the body has become a respected organisation within the international gaming community, and at one stage Malta managed to make it onto the (now obsolete) UK Gambling Commission's "white list" of countries that enforce standards that allow their licensees to advertise within the United Kingdom.

Malta Licensing Requirements

Companies applying for a gaming license in Malta have four different options to choose from. The first option is for gambling companies that will be providing games that use a random number generator to determine winners. The second option is for sports betting businesses. The third type of license is for gambling advertising companies operating from Malta. And finally, the fourth licensing option is for businesses that manage remote gaming operations.

Any company that applies for a Malta license must have their software tested 6 months prior to opening for business. Companies must also adhere to a strict code designed to protect players. Financially, companies need to pay 2000 Maltese Lira (Lm) for a license and 3000 Lm (or 0.5%) in taxes per month. You can check if the operator of a casino is licensed by the MGA by consulting this list of licensed operators.

Complaints and Dispute Resolution

The Malta Gaming Authority handles all gambling issues for Malta-licensed gaming companies. Players who are experiencing a problem or dispute that cannot be resolved with an online operator licensed in Malta can lodge a complaint directly here. Alternatively players can contact the authority via telephone on +356 2546 9000, but they do advise submitting complaints in writing first.

Unfortunately experience has proven that the MGA is little more than a paper tiger that takes a very hands-off approach, and will inevitably encourage players to settle their differences with the casino directly rather than intervening. Players that do run into problems with a Malta-licensed casino are advised to post in our help forum for further advice specific to their individual case.