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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.