This is a picture of the exterior of Dragonara Casino. This is Malta's most famous and picturesque gambling establishment. Under the picture, on this page, you can read about the taxation, legal status, licensing and age requirement of the various forms of games of chance in Malta, and you can find a list of licensed online gambling websites, which accept Maltese players.
Malta Online Gambling Sites
Summary: Gambling is legal in Malta since 1922 (officially the Republic of Malta, a small island nation, an online gambling licensing hub and a tax haven, a member of the European Union, with a population of just 514 K).

Online gambling is also legal in Malta since 2004. It is an online gambling licensing hub, where almost 300 digital gambling companies are licensed (context: about 10% of all the gambling companies in the world are licensed here).

You can find a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from Malta by scrolling below, or click here to jump to that list:

History of Gambling in Malta - click to expand

Ancient times – Gambling in Malta goes back to ancient times, and even though the exact dates are not known, the traditional Maltese game Ic-Cippitatu is quite possibly from the era of Ancient Rome. Back then it was a form of gambling, not a game for children, as it is today.

1922 – The first written historical evidence of games of chance in Malta is the 1922 Lotto Act. It was created to formally legalize and regulate the lotto in Malta (the predecessor of Maltco).

20th century – After 1922, during the 20th century, more and more types of games of chance were legalized and regulated, including sports betting, poker, bingo, lottery and of course casinos. At this point all main forms of gambling are legal in Malta.

2004 – Malta joins the EU, and online gambling was officially legalized. Coupled with the low taxes, this proved very attractive to online gambling companies, who relocated to Malta en masse. This is when Malta started to become an online gambling licensing hub.

2017 – Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered for anti-corruption work exposing money laundering, organized crime connections in the gambling sector of Malta. This started an avalanche of corruption allegations, lawsuits, and an EU investigation. This has resulted in the European Union declaring Malta a ’cause for concern’ in 2020 (details below), and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) also put Malta on the list of countries, which need ‘enhanced monitoring’ (context: Central American, Caribbean countries and African countries are on this list mostly).

The effects of this assassination are felt even to this day, and they will have far reaching repercussions to the Maltese gaming sector.

Gambling is legal in Malta since 1922. The main piece of the gambling legislation is the Gaming Act1, and its amendments.

The gambling legislation sorts games of chance into 4 distinct types:

  • Type 1 gaming: games of pure chance, played against the house, the outcome is determined randomly (e.g.: casino games)
  • Type 2 gaming: games of chance and skill and betting, played against the house, not entirely random, determined by the result of an event or competition extraneous to the game, and by which the operator manages its own risk by managing the odds offered to the player (e.g: sports betting)
  • Type 3 gaming: games of chance not played against the house, the operator is not exposed to gaming risk, generates revenue by taking a commission or charging a fee (e.g.: poker tournament)
  • Type 4 gaming: controlled skill games, results determined by aggregated statistical performance (e.g.: fantasy sports betting)

 

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) regulates and governs all types of gambling activities and issues licences in accordance with the legislation.

There are currently 4 land-based casinos operating within Malta (which is quite a a lot for such a small country), the casinos rely heavily on the tourists visiting the island (2 million visitors per year2, pre-coronavirus numbers).

Online gambling is also legal in Malta, since 2004. The country was the first European Union member state to regulate online betting.

Malta is actually one of the online gambling hubs of the world, because of the favourable tax rates (it’s a tax haven), the good reputation of the gambling license, and because it is part of the EU. There are almost 300 online gambling companies licensed in Malta.

Malta and EU gambling laws: Because Malta is an EU country Article 56 TFEU3 and Article 8 of Directive 98/34/EC (EU gambling directives) apply.

UPDATE 2021 recent scandals: The European Union designated Malta as a ’cause for concern’ regarding organized crime and money laundering, and the MGA is being accused of being complicit in RaiseBet24.com laundering $74.2 million for the Cosa Nostra (allegedly, not yet proven, Cosa Nostra is the Italian maffia)4.

In addition the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) also put Malta on the list of countries, which need ‘enhanced monitoring’.

This all happened in the wake of the 2017 assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, an anti-corruption journalist, involved with the Panama Papers (biggest data leak of the worst offshore tax haven Panama, with many politicians, celebrities and big companies implicated).

She was murdered for getting too close to the truth about money laundering and the organized crime connections of the Malta Gambling Authority and the island’s elite. If you are interested in the assassination and the reason why she was murdered you can learn more by watching the video below:

 

/Comment: She was pretty much proven right by the assassination. Her life and work is worth a read. She has her own Wikipedia page now, probably much to the dismay of the people who ordered her assassination5. She has become a celebrity and a martyr,  and her death resulted in the EU and FATF both starting an investigation into Malta. /

The MGA denies all of these allegations and none of them have been proven yet6.

Nevertheless, this will likely prove very harmful to the online gambling hub, and it will probably lead to the exodus of many of the biggest gambling companies.

You can find a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from Malta below.

 

Betting on blood sports in Malta

All forms of blood sports are considered animal cruelty, and are illegal in Malta. Betting on blood sports is also illegal.

 

If you want to know more about iGaming in Malta, watch the following video to get an insider’s perspective, who works in the sizeable iGaming sector of the country:

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Malta?

Yes, tourists, expats (or illegal migrants) can play online freely while enjoying their stay in the country.

 

Gambling licensing in Malta

Gambling and online gambling licenses are issued by the MGA – Malta Gaming Authority. You have to contact them if you wish to set up any sort of gambling business in Malta. Their website is available in English as well.

There are two major types of licenses available in Malta, these are:

  1. B2B – The license for casino software developers, software providers. Companies with a B2C license in Malta can only use software from companies with a B2B licence
  2. B2C – The Online gambling licence (a.k.a e-gaming, or iGamign licence), type 1 – 4

 

Land-based casino licenses are based on concessions, and they can only be granted by the government, on a case-by-case basis.

Malta is one of the world’s biggest online gambling licensing hubs along with Panama, Curacao, Costa Rica, Aruba (it’s the biggest in Europe, the second one are the Channel Islands) .

Companies with a Malta online gambling license can accept players from most of the world, and also from Malta as well.

/Comment: However, companies never accept players from Malta for taxation reasons (see Malta gambling taxation section below). Because gambling activity generated by Maltese players has a significantly higher tax rate./

Online gambling licenses from Malta are among the best. Maltese licenses are on the UK Gambling Commission’s whitelist, which means it is among the most trusted gambling licenses in the world, and it is one of the few licenses, which allows companies to accept players from the UK.

Considering all this, it is not surprising that many of the biggest online gambling companies are registered in Malta.

UPDATE: Despite these recent scandals I still consider Malta gambling licenses to be of high quality.

The gambling licenses issued by the MGA provide real protection to the players, even if there are issues with money laundering, allegedly7. The same cannot be said of the infamous licenses from the Caribbean or Central America.

 

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Malta gambling tax

The gambling tax payable depends on the type of the gambling activity (you can see the explanation of the various types above, at the top of the page) and it is determined by the Gaming Tax Regulations Act9.

This is a progressive taxation system, but unlike most other progressive gambling tax regimes, the rates actually decrease, the higher the revenue of a company gets.

The tax base is gross gaming revenue per year.

Malta gambling tax rates - click to expand
Type 1 gambling (Minimum €15,000, Maximum €375,000)
Annual revenue: Tax rate:
For every euro of the first €3 million 1.25%
For every euro of the next €4.5 million 1.00%
For every euro of the next €5 million 0.85%
For every euro of the next €7.5 million 0.70%
For every euro of the next €10 million 0.55%
For every euro of the remaining amount 0.40%

 

Type 2 gambling (Minimum €25,000, Maximum €600,000)
Annual revenue: Tax rate:
For every euro of the first €3 million 4.00%
For every euro of the next €4.5 million 3.00%
For every euro of the next €5 million 2.00%
For every euro of the next €7.5 million 1.00%
For every euro of the next €10 million 0.80%
For every euro of the next €10 million 0.60%
For every euro of the remaining amount 0.40%

 

Type 3 gambling (Minimum €25,000, Maximum €500,000)
Annual revenue: Tax rate:
For every euro of the first €2 million 4.00%
For every euro of the next €3 million 3.00%
For every euro of the next €5 million 2.00%
For every euro of the next €5 million 1.00%
For every euro of the next €5 million 0.80%
For every euro of the next €10 million 0.60%
For every euro of the remaining amount 0.40%

 

Type 4 gambling (Minimum €5,000, Maximum €500,000)
Annual revenue: Tax rate:
For every euro of the first €2 million 0.50%
For every euro of the next €3 million 0.75%
For every euro of the next €5 million 1.00%
For every euro of the next €5 million 1.25%
For every euro of the next €5 million 1.50%
For every euro of the next €10 million 1.75%
For every euro of the remaining amount 2.00%

 

/Comment: Other offshore licensing hubs could learn from this. In Malta the better a company performs, the less tax they have to pay, incentivizing growth. This is a pro-business tax modell, the best I’ve seen so far./

There is one exception, if the activity in question is generated by players from Malta, in that case the tax rate is a flat 5%. The purpose of this is to motivate companies to grow internationally, instead of targeting local players.

Apart from the gambling tax, there are various annual fixed fees to pay. These are determined by the constantly updated Gaming Licence Fees Regulations Act9. You can see the current value of these fees below.

 

Malta gambling license fees - click to expand
Fixed annual licence fees
Activity: Fee:
Non-refundable Fixed Annual Licence Fee €25,000
Non-refundable Fixed Annual Licence Fee for operators providing solely Type 4 gaming services €10,000
Providers supplying solely Type 1-3 gaming supplies, annual revenue does not exceed €5,000,000 €25,000
Providers supplying solely Type 1-3 gaming supplies, revenue exceeds €5,000,000 but does not exceed €10,000,000 €30,000
Providers supplying solely Type 1-3 gaming supplies, annual revenue exceeds €10,000,000 €35,000
Providers supplying solely Type 4 gaming supplies, regardless of annual revenue €10,000
B2B Supply and management software licence fee, annual revenue does not exceed €1,000,000 €3,000
B2B Supply and management software licence fee, annual revenue in excess of €1,000,000 €5,000
Non-Profit Games one time fee: €25
Commercial Communication Games one time fee: €25
Limited Commercial Communication Games one time fee: €25

Even though the corporate tax of Malta is 35%, which is one of the highest in the EU, there are ways to reduce this to 5%, which is effective corporate tax rate all the gambling companies pay8.

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings in Malta: not taxed unless the person is a professional gambler (e.g. professional poker player)

 

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Legal gambling age in Malta: 18+ (except Maltese citizens need to be 25+ to enter the casinos on the island, to incentivize casino companies to focus their efforts on tourists instead)

 

Other:

Fantasy sports betting is considered gambling in Malta (type 4), and fantasy sports betting operators require a gambling licence.

Loot boxes, skin gambling and social gambling are not specifically regulated in Malta.

 

Sources, and main pieces of the Maltese gambling legislation:

1Malta Gaming Authority – Gaming Act

2Statista – Number of Tourist Arrivals in Malta 2006 – 2019

3JSTOR – Freedom to provide services — Article 56 TFEU — Games of chance

4Forbes – Scandals And Mafia Allegations May Force Malta To Reconsider Its Reliance On Online Betting

5Wikipedia – Daphne Caruana Galizia

6Malta Independent-  Updated: Malta’s iGaming industry comes under scrutiny in Forbes piece, MGA reacts

7Malta Gaming Authority – Player Protection Directive

8Journalismfund.eu – The Malta Files: How the smallest EU country became a haven for global tax avoidance

9Leġiżlazzjoni Malta – Gaming Tax Regulations

10Leġiżlazzjoni Malta – The Gaming Licence Fees Regulations Act

 

List of online gambling sites, which accept players from Malta

The following online gambling websites accept players from Malta. They all accept players from the country, and are accessible from within the country, at the time of writing. If they no longer accept players from Malta, or if they are blocked for some reason, please leave a message in the comments section, so I can investigate it.

 

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Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and list of restricted countries

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  • Free spins must be wagered x40 usually
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  • minimum amount you can withdraw is € 20
  The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement:
Game types: Contribution:
Slots 100%
Betting 0%
Table games 0%
Live games 0%
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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
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Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
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Roulette, Craps or Baccarat 0% - Forbidden!
 
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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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Game types: Contribution:
Slots (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100%
Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20%
Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10%
Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5%
Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
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Playthrough requirement:
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Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

 

Summary:

 

Casino gambling in Malta

Casinos in Malta: legal, operators require a licence, slot halls are illegal

Online casino gambling in Malta: legal since 2004, operators require a licence

 

Casino are legal in Malta.

However, casino licenses are not as easy to come by as online casino licenses. Land-based casino licenses are based on concessions, and they can only be granted by the government, on a case-by-case basis.

There are 4 casinos in Malta (which is a pretty high number for a small country), and it is unlikely that the government will grant any further casino licenses in the foreseeable future.

The casinos are strictly regulated, and they are investigated daily, to ensure they are compliant with regulations. From the MGA’s official website:

“Casinos are also subject to the scrutiny of the MGA’s inspectors on a daily basis in order to ensure that the games are run fairly and according to law.”

Only casinos are legal, slot halls and electronic casinos are illegal. Interestingly, Maltase citizens have to be 25 or older to enter a casino, but this does not apply to foreigners (tourists, expats).

Online casinos are also legal in Malta. And there are around 200 online casino companies licensed  in Malta.

The MGA is responsible for issuing licences or revoking them if unlawful activity is detected (e.g.: they just recently revoked the license of GLX Services Limited and all of their online casinos).

Malta was one of the first European countries to regulate online gambling, and the first to legalize and regulate online betting.

By creating an attractive business environment (meaning, it’s a tax haven, and it is also a member of the EU) it became one of the online gambling licensing hubs.

In recent years the number of online gambling companies registered here have actually dwindled (competition from the Caribbean and Central American tax havens), and due to recent scandals they are excepted to lose even more business. But for now, many of the biggest online gaming sites (especially European ones) operate with a gambling licence from Malta.

Interestingly none of the Malta licensed online casinos accept players from the country, for taxation reasons (significantly higher tax rate is applied to gambling activity generated by Maltese players, details can be seen in the gambling taxation section above).

The online casinos below accept players from Malta.

Online casinos, which accept players from Malta - click to see

The following online casino websites accept players from Malta:

 

RichPrize Casino + Sportsbook

This is RichPrize Casino's animated GIF banner advertising their new exclusive games released in 2022 and their free spins and casino bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner, which acts as a link, you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register an account (if you are 18+) and you can play. You can read the detailed terms and conditions, list of restricted countries and wagering, playthrough requirements, limitations of the promotional offers below the banner.
RichPrize Casino & Sportsbook, offer for returning players, 18+
USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
  • 100% match bonus, up to €1000 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  Bonus for returning players:
  • Returning players usually get 15% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 15% of your money back (returning players only).
  • UPDATE 2022: Special up to 25% cashback, every Friday, for returning players, requirements:
    • confirm email address
    • confirm phone number
    • deposit money that week
    • up to 10 EUR deposited that week  - 5% cashback
    • between 10 EUR to 20 EUR deposited that week - 10% cashback
    • between 20 EUR to 50 EUR deposited that week - 15% cashback
    • between 50 EUR to 100 EUR deposited that week - 20% cashback
    • more than € 100 deposited that week - 25% cashback
 
You can read the review of RichPrize casino here. List of restricted countries can be found in the review and below.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirement for every bonus and promotion:
  • confirm email
  • confirm phone number
  • complete registration
  • activate bonus in 24 hours
  • you have 7 days to wager the bonus
  Usually you also have to make a deposit of at least 20 EUR or equivalent, and you can't combine bonuses, but there are exceptions to this (e.g: occasional no deposit bonuses, and cashbacks seem to be combinable with existing bonuses, at least at the time of writing).   General bonus and promotional money wagering requirement:
  • Bonuses must be wagered x40 usually
  • Free spins must be wagered x40 usually
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to cashbacks for returning players, which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • maximum amount you can withdraw while you are using a bonus 500% of your deposit
  • limited to enabled games only (you can oly play with these enabled games, while using a bonus, for legal reasons not all game providers opted in into the bonus system)
  • maximum bonus amount € 1000
  • minimum amount you can withdraw is € 20
  The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement:
Game types: Contribution:
Slots 100%
Betting 0%
Table games 0%
Live games 0%
  Player can cancel bonus at any time. Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation. UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic to advertise. If you see such a violation and unauthorized use, please leave a comment on any of the pages or contact us through the live chat. Thank you.
RichPrize Casino does not accept players from:  

 

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

This is Miami Club gambling website's GIF animated banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently and their terms and conditions and required player protection information. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking on it you will be taken to the gambling website, where you can check out the most recent 2022 bonuses, promotions and you can register and play if your over the age of 18.
Miami Club 18+
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $100 on your first 8x deposit (up to $800 total)
  • Exclusive bonus code: MIFREE20, $20.00 free, every month, not just for new players, for returning players as well
  • Free spins, use coupon HOTWINGS to get 150% up to $150 plus 30 spins on the Funky Chicken 5-reel, limited time only (by the time you are reading it probably expired, only valid for a few days)

USA players accepted, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, France, Australia and UK players are not accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the gambling website for the most recent bouse promotions and playthrough requirement and wagering limitation information. The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
Keno, Dazzling Dice, Poker Slots, Bingo Bucks - 100%
Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
Slots 100%
Roulette, Craps or Baccarat 0% - Forbidden!
 
Wagering limitation:
  • UPDATE 2022: The wagering of any portion of a non-deposit bonus on Roulette, Craps or Baccarat games is strictly forbidden!
  • Currently, bonuses are not available to players registering accounts from the following countries: Russia, Ukraine.
  • Bonuses cannot be combined.
  • Miami Club casino requires that a deposit of at least $25 is made on all accounts before any cash withdrawal is processed to comply with anti money laundering laws + mandatory ID check required by law (law to fight financing of terrorism and payment processor require this as well). The deposited $25 can be withdrawn afterwards with the winnings.

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.
Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS 
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100%
Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20%
Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10%
Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5%
Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2022 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian ("Aussie") themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money, and you can register a real player account if you are 18+. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner.
FairGo Australian casino, 18+
Promotions:
  • 100% welcome bonus up to $200, on your first 5 deposits (total $500), coupon code: WELCOME
  • 100 free spins with code: DOD-GOW (limited time only, please let me know when the code expires)
  • 150% bonus and 50 spins on the new slot Lil Red ($20 minimum deposit requirement), coupon code: LILRED150, or on the slot Hyperwins, bonus code: GETHYPED
  • Special Neosurf bonus, deposit using Neosurf and get a 200% welcome bonus (only once per player), promo code: 200-NEO

Only one  onus can be active at a time. North American players accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Disclaimer: The casinos is not actually an Australian online casino, the company is not registered in Australia, it's only "Aussie" themed.
All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
  • Players from the following countries do not qualify for any bonuses: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time.
  • Only real money players, who completed the registration are eligible for a bonus.
  • No deposit bonuses hold a maximum cash out limit which is 5x the bonus amount unless otherwise specified.

Playthrough requirement:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 60 times before withdrawal, unless otherwise stated.

Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

 

Click here for more info on casinos in Malta.

 

Bingo in Malta

Bingo halls in Malta: legal, operators require a licence

Online bingo in Malta: legal since 2004, operators require a licence

 

Bingo halls are legal and popular in Malta, interestingly among young people too.

Bingo is mostly known as Tombola in the country and it is also regulated by the MGA. There are 5 land-based bingo halls currently operating in the country (and the number keeps growing, there were only 3 in 2014).

The biggest bingo halls are: the Embassy Entertainment in Valletta, the Fair Play in Qawra, the Main Street in Paola, and the Preluna Bingo in Sliema.

UPDATE: The MGA used to publish a list of all currently operational commercial bingo halls in Malta. But for some reason they stopped doing it, and there is no official list of all the Maltese licensed bingo halls currently.

In addition the 4 licensed casinos also organize bingo games sometimes.

Online bingo is also legal since 2004.

The following bingo websites accept players from Malta.

Online bingo websites, which accept players from Malta - click to see

The following online casino websites have live bingo and accept players from Malta:

Interestingly I couldn’t find any live bingo website that would accept Maltese players. If you know of a bingo website that accepts player from the country, please drop a link to it in the comments section.

 

Poker in Malta

Poker halls in Malta: legal, operators require a licence, restricted to casinos only

Online poker in Malta: legal, requires proper licence

 

Poker is legal in Malta. However there aren’t any standalone poker clubs, poker is restricted t licensed casinos only. Poker hall licenses are not issued.

Online poker is also legal.

The online poker sites below accept players from Malta.

Online poker websites, which accept players from Malta - click to see

The following online casinos have poker sections and also accept players from Malta:

 

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

This is Miami Club gambling website's GIF animated banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently and their terms and conditions and required player protection information. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking on it you will be taken to the gambling website, where you can check out the most recent 2022 bonuses, promotions and you can register and play if your over the age of 18.
Miami Club 18+
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $100 on your first 8x deposit (up to $800 total)
  • Exclusive bonus code: MIFREE20, $20.00 free, every month, not just for new players, for returning players as well
  • Free spins, use coupon HOTWINGS to get 150% up to $150 plus 30 spins on the Funky Chicken 5-reel, limited time only (by the time you are reading it probably expired, only valid for a few days)

USA players accepted, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, France, Australia and UK players are not accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the gambling website for the most recent bouse promotions and playthrough requirement and wagering limitation information. The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
Keno, Dazzling Dice, Poker Slots, Bingo Bucks - 100%
Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
Slots 100%
Roulette, Craps or Baccarat 0% - Forbidden!
 
Wagering limitation:
  • UPDATE 2022: The wagering of any portion of a non-deposit bonus on Roulette, Craps or Baccarat games is strictly forbidden!
  • Currently, bonuses are not available to players registering accounts from the following countries: Russia, Ukraine.
  • Bonuses cannot be combined.
  • Miami Club casino requires that a deposit of at least $25 is made on all accounts before any cash withdrawal is processed to comply with anti money laundering laws + mandatory ID check required by law (law to fight financing of terrorism and payment processor require this as well). The deposited $25 can be withdrawn afterwards with the winnings.

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.
Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS 
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100%
Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20%
Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10%
Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5%
Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2022 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian ("Aussie") themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money, and you can register a real player account if you are 18+. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner.
FairGo Australian casino, 18+
Promotions:
  • 100% welcome bonus up to $200, on your first 5 deposits (total $500), coupon code: WELCOME
  • 100 free spins with code: DOD-GOW (limited time only, please let me know when the code expires)
  • 150% bonus and 50 spins on the new slot Lil Red ($20 minimum deposit requirement), coupon code: LILRED150, or on the slot Hyperwins, bonus code: GETHYPED
  • Special Neosurf bonus, deposit using Neosurf and get a 200% welcome bonus (only once per player), promo code: 200-NEO

Only one  onus can be active at a time. North American players accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Disclaimer: The casinos is not actually an Australian online casino, the company is not registered in Australia, it's only "Aussie" themed.
All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
  • Players from the following countries do not qualify for any bonuses: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time.
  • Only real money players, who completed the registration are eligible for a bonus.
  • No deposit bonuses hold a maximum cash out limit which is 5x the bonus amount unless otherwise specified.

Playthrough requirement:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 60 times before withdrawal, unless otherwise stated.

Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

 

Sports betting in Malta

Bookmakers, betting shops in Malta: legal, operators require a licence

Online sports betting in Malta: legal, requires proper licence

 

Sports betting is legal in Malta. Bookmakers need to acquire a license from the MGA.

UPDATE: Recently, after a rise in recurring match fixing and suspicious bets the MGA established the Sports Integrity Department to combat the manipulation of sports competitions by entities in the sports betting industry*.

Hopefully, this will successfully fight these issues and help maintain and improve the reputation of Malta sports betting licenses, which have recently lost some of their luster due to recent scandals.

/Comment: IMO, it’s still one of the better licenses a sports betting platform can get, the others are also from tax havens, that’s just how the world works sadly. And at least there is real oversight, real player protection, real attempt at fighting the ills of sports betting in Malta. The same can not be said for about 70% of the other licensing hubs./

Online betting is also legal.

The online sportsbooks below accept bettors from Malta.

*Source: MGA – Sports Integrity Department

Online bookmakers, which accept bettors from Malta - click to see

The following online sportsbooks accept punters from Malta:

 

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

This is Miami Club gambling website's GIF animated banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently and their terms and conditions and required player protection information. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking on it you will be taken to the gambling website, where you can check out the most recent 2022 bonuses, promotions and you can register and play if your over the age of 18.
Miami Club 18+
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $100 on your first 8x deposit (up to $800 total)
  • Exclusive bonus code: MIFREE20, $20.00 free, every month, not just for new players, for returning players as well
  • Free spins, use coupon HOTWINGS to get 150% up to $150 plus 30 spins on the Funky Chicken 5-reel, limited time only (by the time you are reading it probably expired, only valid for a few days)

USA players accepted, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, France, Australia and UK players are not accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the gambling website for the most recent bouse promotions and playthrough requirement and wagering limitation information. The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
Keno, Dazzling Dice, Poker Slots, Bingo Bucks - 100%
Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
Slots 100%
Roulette, Craps or Baccarat 0% - Forbidden!
 
Wagering limitation:
  • UPDATE 2022: The wagering of any portion of a non-deposit bonus on Roulette, Craps or Baccarat games is strictly forbidden!
  • Currently, bonuses are not available to players registering accounts from the following countries: Russia, Ukraine.
  • Bonuses cannot be combined.
  • Miami Club casino requires that a deposit of at least $25 is made on all accounts before any cash withdrawal is processed to comply with anti money laundering laws + mandatory ID check required by law (law to fight financing of terrorism and payment processor require this as well). The deposited $25 can be withdrawn afterwards with the winnings.

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.
Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS 
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100%
Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20%
Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10%
Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5%
Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2022 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian ("Aussie") themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money, and you can register a real player account if you are 18+. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner.
FairGo Australian casino, 18+
Promotions:
  • 100% welcome bonus up to $200, on your first 5 deposits (total $500), coupon code: WELCOME
  • 100 free spins with code: DOD-GOW (limited time only, please let me know when the code expires)
  • 150% bonus and 50 spins on the new slot Lil Red ($20 minimum deposit requirement), coupon code: LILRED150, or on the slot Hyperwins, bonus code: GETHYPED
  • Special Neosurf bonus, deposit using Neosurf and get a 200% welcome bonus (only once per player), promo code: 200-NEO

Only one  onus can be active at a time. North American players accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Disclaimer: The casinos is not actually an Australian online casino, the company is not registered in Australia, it's only "Aussie" themed.
All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
  • Players from the following countries do not qualify for any bonuses: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time.
  • Only real money players, who completed the registration are eligible for a bonus.
  • No deposit bonuses hold a maximum cash out limit which is 5x the bonus amount unless otherwise specified.

Playthrough requirement:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 60 times before withdrawal, unless otherwise stated.

Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

 

Lottery in Malta

Lottery in Malta: legal since 1922, monopoly of Maltco Lotteries Limited

Online lottery in Malta: legal since 2004, monopoly of Maltco Lotteries Limited

 

The first lottery in Malta was set up in 1934, and it was a state monopoly, operated by the government.

However, in 2004, the Maltese government awarded the exclusive rights to the lottery to Maltco Lotteries Limited company. In 2012, Maltco Lotteries Limited received a 10-year licence extension to remain the only company allowed to organize the Maltese lottery. There are 3 different types of lottery tickets currently in circulation, the Lotto, the Super 5, and the Grand Lottery, and scratchcards.

Online lottery is also legal in Malta. Maltco Lotteries does maintain a website and it sells lottery tickets and digital scratch cards online as well*.

Players from Malta can also participate in foreign lottery draws, in person, as a tourist visiting other countries, or online, from so called “lottery purchasing services” (lottery purchasing services are businesses, which purchase physical lottery tickets for you in a foreign country if you make a purchase on their website, you can see an example of such a website below).

Apart from Maltco Lotterie the following websites allow people from Malta to purchase lottery tickets online.

*Malta Gaming Authority: National Lottery

Online lottery platforms, which accept players from Malta - click to see

The following internet lottery sites accept players from Malta:

 

 

Bitcoin wagering in Malta

Cryptocurrency gambling in Malta: not specifically regulated

 

Bitcoin is still a relatively new phenomenon so only just a handful of countries issued laws regarding bitcoin gambling, and Malta is not yet one of them.

Malta recognizes the importance of bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum and other cryptocurrencies in the gambling sector. And because Malta is one of the biggest online gambling licensing hub, there have been rumors that the Malta Gaming Authority is about to legalize bitcoin gambling, for many years now, at the very least since 2016.

However, at the time of writing, bitcoin can not be accepted by Malta licensed online gambling operators and bitcoin casinos are not licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority (any bitcoin casinos that claims to be licensed by them is lying and you should avoid them).

There is an ongoing test, called the Sandbox Framework*, which is an initiative designed to explore the use of cryptocurrency by licensed gaming operators. It is very likely they will officially legalize bitcoin gambling after this test has been concluded, which is expected sometime in 2022.

In the meantime the bitcoin casinos below accept players from Malta.

Source: * iGamingbusiness – MGA launches second phase of cryptocurrency experiment

Bitcoin casinos, which accept players from Malta - click to see

The following online cryptocurrency casinos accept players from Malta:

 

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

This is Miami Club gambling website's GIF animated banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently and their terms and conditions and required player protection information. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking on it you will be taken to the gambling website, where you can check out the most recent 2022 bonuses, promotions and you can register and play if your over the age of 18.
Miami Club 18+
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $100 on your first 8x deposit (up to $800 total)
  • Exclusive bonus code: MIFREE20, $20.00 free, every month, not just for new players, for returning players as well
  • Free spins, use coupon HOTWINGS to get 150% up to $150 plus 30 spins on the Funky Chicken 5-reel, limited time only (by the time you are reading it probably expired, only valid for a few days)

USA players accepted, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, France, Australia and UK players are not accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the gambling website for the most recent bouse promotions and playthrough requirement and wagering limitation information. The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
Keno, Dazzling Dice, Poker Slots, Bingo Bucks - 100%
Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
Slots 100%
Roulette, Craps or Baccarat 0% - Forbidden!
 
Wagering limitation:
  • UPDATE 2022: The wagering of any portion of a non-deposit bonus on Roulette, Craps or Baccarat games is strictly forbidden!
  • Currently, bonuses are not available to players registering accounts from the following countries: Russia, Ukraine.
  • Bonuses cannot be combined.
  • Miami Club casino requires that a deposit of at least $25 is made on all accounts before any cash withdrawal is processed to comply with anti money laundering laws + mandatory ID check required by law (law to fight financing of terrorism and payment processor require this as well). The deposited $25 can be withdrawn afterwards with the winnings.

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.
Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS 
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100%
Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20%
Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10%
Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5%
Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2022 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian ("Aussie") themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money, and you can register a real player account if you are 18+. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner.
FairGo Australian casino, 18+
Promotions:
  • 100% welcome bonus up to $200, on your first 5 deposits (total $500), coupon code: WELCOME
  • 100 free spins with code: DOD-GOW (limited time only, please let me know when the code expires)
  • 150% bonus and 50 spins on the new slot Lil Red ($20 minimum deposit requirement), coupon code: LILRED150, or on the slot Hyperwins, bonus code: GETHYPED
  • Special Neosurf bonus, deposit using Neosurf and get a 200% welcome bonus (only once per player), promo code: 200-NEO

Only one  onus can be active at a time. North American players accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Disclaimer: The casinos is not actually an Australian online casino, the company is not registered in Australia, it's only "Aussie" themed.
All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
  • Players from the following countries do not qualify for any bonuses: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time.
  • Only real money players, who completed the registration are eligible for a bonus.
  • No deposit bonuses hold a maximum cash out limit which is 5x the bonus amount unless otherwise specified.

Playthrough requirement:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 60 times before withdrawal, unless otherwise stated.

Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

 

 

If you have questions or any feedback don’t hesitate to drop a comment below. Please let me know in the comments section if you think we might have gotten something wrong or if you have additional information, clarification about the legal status of online gambling in this country, especially if you are from Malta or nearby.

 

FAQ – frequently asked questions about Malta internet gambling platforms

FAQ section

The following are some of the frequently asked questions about gambling in Malta. Click on the dropdown menu below to see the questions and answers.

Q&A

Is gambling legal in Malta?

Yes, gambling is legal in Malta.

Is online gambling legal in Malta?

Yes, online gambling is legal in Malta.

Is online bingo legal in Malta?

Yes, online bingo is legal in Malta.

Is online poker legal in Malta?

Yes, online poker is legal in Malta.

Is online sports betting legal in Malta?

Yes, online sports betting is legal in Malta.

Is online lottery legal in Malta?

Yes, online lottery is legal in Malta.

Is bitcoin wagering legal in Malta?

Cryptocurrency gambling is not specifically regulated in Malta, it's not yet legal, but it is expected to be very soon. In the meantime Maltese citizens can place bets using cryptocurrencies on gambling platforms, it's technically illegal, but they are not prosecuted for it.

Can you play online from Malta?

Yes, you can play online from Malta on the following online gambling websites. Interestingly, Malta licensed gambling platforms do not accept Maltese players for taxation reasons. Therefore, you have to look at foreign websites. You can find these online gambling websites on the page.

Can you play bingo over the internet in Malta?

Yes, you can play bingo over the internet on the following sites from Malta.

Can you play poker online from Malta?

Yes, you can play poker from Malta using the following poker apps.

Can you bet on sports online from Malta?

Yes, you can place bets on sports from Malta with the above digital bookmakers.

Can you purchase lottery tickets online in Malta?

Yes, you can buy lottery tickets on the website of Malco Lotteries Limited and from the following lottery purchasing services.

Can you use bitcoin wagering websites in Malta?

No, technically they are illegal. However, players are not prosecuted for using them.

Are there gambling websites, which accept players from Malta?

Interestingly, gambling platforms licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority do not accept Maltese players for taxation reasons. However, the websites on this page are all licensed in other countries and accept players from Malta.

Which internet gambling apps can I use from Malta?

You can use any of the mobile apps of the gaming platforms on this website.

Which online bingo sites accept players from Malta?

The digital bingo platforms on this page are all available to players from the country.

Which online poker website accepts players from Malta?

The following digital poker networks accept players from Malta.

Which online sportsbooks accept bettors from Malta?

The digital bookmakers and wagering websites on this page accept punters from Malta.

Which online lotteries accept registrations from Malta?

The following lottery platforms accept players from Malta.

Which crypto gambling platforms accept players from Malta?

The gambling websites listed on this page all accept various alternative digital currencies and players from Malta.

 

This page is part of Simon’s List – Legal Status of Online Gambling – a definitive guide to the legal status of all forms of online gambling activities in every country around the world.

 

Last updated: 2021-11-18

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