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MGA Suspends Rush Gaming's Licence

Rush Gaming runs both the and websites.

MGA Suspends Rush Gaming's Licence

MGA Suspends Rush Gaming's Licence

The Malta Gaming Authority has suspended Rush Gaming's B2C gaming licence.

According to the verdict, Rush Gaming must suspend all activity under its Malta licence. Rush Gaming runs both the and websites. The MGA did not go into depth about the basis for the decision. However, it stated that licences might be suspended if companies violated Malta's gambling-specific rules or legislation. The regulator also stated that current Rush Gaming clients must have access to their accounts throughout the suspension. Furthermore, the MGA ordered Rush Gaming to repay all monies to registered players.

Rush Gaming's B2C gaming licence includes a variety of gambling businesses. These include casino games, skill-based games, and fixed-odds betting. The announcement comes as Charles Mizzi is preparing to take over as CEO at the MGA. Mizzi will take over for Carl Brincat at the end of the month. Brincat will leave after two years at the leadership. Mizzi joins the MGA from the Residency Malta Agency, where he held a top position for many years. Throughout his career, he held several top positions, including head of BNF Bank's image and communications section.

In other news, the MGA has just extended its Memorandum of Understanding with the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).

The agreement, signed in 2013, assures that the two regulators will continue to collaborate. The alliance aims to improve cooperation, allowing the MGA and AGCC to execute their respective roles more efficiently. These include fighting crime, protecting customers, and safeguarding vulnerable people from gambling addiction.