The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has revealed that it cancelled seven licences in the first half of 2020, while it contacted a number of other gambling operators in relation to breaches of its rules and regulations.
Published in its Interim Performance Report, covering the six months to 30 June 2020, the figures showed that the MGA issued a total of 20 notices of regulation breaches in H1, as well as 11 warnings.
Some nine administrative fines were handed out to operators, while two licences were suspended by the regulator.
Among the operators that had their licences cancelled in H1 were bSupporter, Pick Mater, Dorobet, The Daily Fantasy Football Company and Watch World Luxury, a Malta-based watch retailer.
In terms of financial settlements, Blackrock Media agreed to pay a penalty of €2.3m (£2.0m/$2.8m) for operating a gaming service without the necessary authorisation.
The report also included online gambling figures for the period, with some 303 licences issued. A total of 196 we..