MGA suspends Dorobet B2C licence

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has continued its crackdown on non-compliant operators after confirming that it has suspended Dorobet’s B2C gaming service licence.

The suspension comes as the regulator revealed the online gambling operator was in breach of rules relating to regulatory payments, with the cancellation said to be effective immediately.

Three breaches were identified by the MGA in its ruling, including a failure to comply with an order issued by the Authority, as well as failure ‘to comply with one or more applicable obligations in terms of any regulatory instrument or any other applicable law of Malta’.

The final breach was due to Dorobet’s failure to ‘pay in a timely manner’ all regulatory amounts owed to the MGA.

In its ruling, the regulator stated that Dorobet is ‘no longer authorised to carry out any gaming operations, register new players or accept new customer deposits.’

The operator is, however, ‘required to retain and provide all registered players with access to their player accounts, and to refund all funds standing to the credit of players in line with the applicable law.’ Dorobet has been given authorisation to appeal the decision if it wishes to do so.

Earlier this month, the MGA announced that The Daily Fantasy Football Company LTD had lost its capacity to operate wagering services within its jurisdiction after terminating its licence.

According to the statement, the MGA found the company guilty of breaching regulation 9 of the Gaming Compliance and Enforcement Regulations, which included a ‘failure to meet commitments to players in a timely manner’, and a ‘failure to pay in a timely manner all amounts due to the Authority’

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