Online Lottery in Malta
The lottery is a very popular game in Malta. The National Lottery was founded in 1934 as a state-monopoly, but, in 2004, Maltco Lotteries Limited was granted a license for running all the operations of the company, including a website. Now, players are able to access many other online lotto sites in Malta.
|Is online lottery legal in Malta?||Yes.|
|Are lottery sites in Malta trustworthy?||Yes.|
|Can I deposit via PaySafeCard/Neteller/Skrill?||Yes.|
|Do online lottery sites accept EUR?||Yes.|
Online Lottery Laws in Malta
The Maltese lotto laws are mainly composed of the Gaming Act from 2018 and the Directive 1 of 2019 - National Lottery (Continuation of Concession and License Terms) Ruling. According to the Gaming Authorisations Regulations 2018, operators must apply for a Type 1 license, which is for “games of chance played against the house, the outcome of which is determined by a random generator, and shall include casino type games, including roulette, blackjack, baccarat, poker played against the house, lotteries, secondary lotteries and virtual sports games”.
In this way, the online market is not subject to a monopoly, as it happens with the land-based form. Several online lotto sites are fully licensed in the country. These include EuroLotto that allow Maltese to play in the biggest draws internationally that offer high jackpot prizes, but also some of the best online lotto bonuses.
Online Lottery Payment Methods in Malta
In order to keep competing in the market, operators must make sure that they are providing gamblers with safe and fair environments. This means that the only money transactions are fully transparent and legitimate. Accordingly, the credit and debit cards of VISA and MasterCard are fully available, but there are also other alternatives. These include Skrill, Neteller, PayPal or PaySafeCard. More information is available on the online lottery reviews directory.
Online Lottery Sites Accepting EUR
Most of the European countries being targeted by international operators are members of the Eurozone. Therefore, there are several online lottery sites accepting EUR, allowing Maltese players to be exempt from conversion fees.