Malta to Possibly Get Fifth Land Casino

The island of Malta may be getting its fifth land casino as the government is considering granting a fifth gaming license in order to generate some extra revenue.

Malta has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, as the popular tourist destination has seen visitor numbers plummet. The Economy Ministry's Privatization Unit requested the fifth casino, and the government is currently looking at the proposal.

Any potential casino would have to be located in an area that's popular with tourists and will have to have a minimum of 222 gaming machines along with 15 gaming tables.

There are currently four casinos in operation in Malta. The island also has a robust licensing scheme for online betting sites, with the MGA issuing licenses to sites that provide services throughout the world.

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17 February 2021 - 11:17pm
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Hm that's very interesting. I currently live in Malta and I certainly don't think it's needed. I mean I have been to the land based casino here in Malta and it wasn't a too pleasant experience. Curious to see whee exactly they'd like to have it.

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With Malta being the epicenter of online slot development, I wonder if those providers would ever consider loading their games to physical terminals for a land casino? I'm kinda surprised Malta already has 4 casinos with how small it is -- what kind of games do they have at those?

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With Malta being the epicenter of online slot development, I wonder if those providers would ever consider loading their games to physical terminals for a land casino? I'm kinda surprised Malta already has 4 casinos with how small it is -- what kind of games do they have at those?

Can't speak for all 4 casinos since I've only been to 1, but it was your usual Novomatic games on slot machines, table games with live dealers etc. Slot wise the selection was very poor.

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