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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NordicBet CasinoVarious
All British CasinoVarious
Betsafe CasinoVarious
Cashmio CasinoVarious
Casino CruiseVarious
Casino RoomVarious
Cherry CasinoVarious
Fun CasinoVarious
Guts CasinoVarious
Jetbull CasinoVarious
LeoVegas CasinoVarious
Maria CasinoVarious
No Bonus CasinoVarious
PlayFrank CasinoVarious
SlotsMillion CasinoVarious
Unibet CasinoVarious
Videoslots CasinoVarious
Yako CasinoVarious
Yeti CasinoVarious
18bet CasinoEndorphina, GameArt, Microgaming
21 CasinoVarious
Bertil CasinoVarious
Bet-at-home CasinoVarious
BetChan CasinoVarious
Betfair CasinoVarious
Blackjack Ballroom CasinoMicrogaming
Cabaret Club CasinoMicrogaming
Captain Cooks CasinoMicrogaming
Casino ActionMicrogaming
Casino ClassicMicrogaming
Casino EpocaMicrogaming
Casino HeroesVarious
Casino JefeVarious
Dunder CasinoVarious
Energy CasinoVarious
Euro Palace CasinoMicrogaming
Fruity Casa CasinoVarious
Gaming Club CasinoMicrogaming
Golden Tiger CasinoVarious
GoWild CasinoVarious
Grand Mondial CasinoMicrogaming
Jackpot City CasinoMahiGaming, Microgaming
Lucky Nugget CasinoMicrogaming
LuckyDino CasinoVarious
Luxury CasinoMicrogaming
Mr Green CasinoVarious
Platinum Play CasinoMicrogaming
PlayGrand CasinoVarious
Quatro CasinoMicrogaming
Redbet CasinoVarious
Roxy Palace CasinoMahiGaming, Microgaming
Royal Vegas CasinoMicrogaming
Ruby Fortune CasinoMahiGaming, Microgaming
ShadowBet CasinoVarious
Sloty CasinoVarious
Spin Palace CasinoMicrogaming
Spinit CasinoVarious
Twin CasinoVarious
UK Casino ClubMahiGaming, Microgaming
Vera&John CasinoVarious
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Vinnarum CasinoVarious
Wild JackpotsVarious
Yukon Gold CasinoMicrogaming
Zodiac CasinoMicrogaming
Casino ClubVarious
Grand Hotel CasinoMicrogaming
Karamba CasinoVarious
Lucky CasinoVarious
MamaMia Bingo CasinoVarious
Pinnacle CasinoVarious
Royal Panda CasinoVarious
Spinson CasinoVarious
Volt CasinoVarious
10Bet CasinoVarious
Barbados CasinoVarious
Betway CasinoMicrogaming, Net Ent, Rabcat
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Vbet CasinoVarious
All Slots CasinoMicrogaming
Interwetten CasinoVarious
BetAt CasinoVarious
Prime CasinoVarious
Slots MagicVarious
Winner CasinoAsh Gaming, Playtech
Lucky Ace CasinoRandom Logic

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.