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Bet365 awarded Maltese betting licence

Bet365 has been awarded a sports betting licence by the Maltese Gaming Authority. The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has awarded a Class 2 Remote Gaming Licence to online operator Bet365.

The Class 2 Remote Gaming Licence has been issued to Bet365 Hillside (New Media Malta) and will cover the online operator’s sports betting services.

As a Bet365 spokesman explained to igamingbusiness.com, “Due to developments in various territories, Bet365 decided that… a Class 2 licence by the Maltese regulator was required in order to obtain and maintain certain regulatory approvals as well as to support its operations in the evolving global regulatory environment.”

In securing licensing in Malta, Bet365 joins BetConstruct which was recently issued with a Class 4 Remote Gaming Licence by the MGA.

“The authority is committed to addressing the ongoing evolution of the industry [and] the challenges this brings along with it, with transparency, integrity and focus on consumer protection,” explained MGC executive chairman Joseph Cuschieri.

“The fact that Bet365 chose to include Malta as one of its licensing jurisdictions is testimony to our reputation and encourages us to keep raising the bar in innovation and thought leadership on gaming regulation."

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