A few weeks back we brought a story that the Maltese Lottery and Gaming Authority (LGA) had suspended GoalGaming Ltd's operational license. The suspension was effective for their Class 1 license for casino games and Class 3 license for poker. The LGA have now send us an official letter regarding the situation, which you can read below.
"The Lotteries and Gaming Authority (hereinafter the ‘Authority’) suspended GOALGAMING Limited’s remote gaming licences, namely Class 1 Casino games licence LGA/CL1/160/2002 and Class 3 Poker licence LGA/CL3/160/2010.
The games approved under the latter licence had not been accessible to players as from the end of last year due to a dispute between GOALGAMING Limited and the platform licensed by the Authority. However GOALGAMING Limited offered and continues to offer games which are not licensed by the Authority, including poker games, but which are approved and/or licensed by other foreign jurisdictions. Such games do not fall within the remit of the Authority and the majority of the outstanding player liabilities emanate from game play on such games. In fact only a small percentage of the outstanding player liabilities apply to game play on the above mentioned licences issued by the Authority.
All those players who wrote or who shall write to the Authority are being contacted by the Authority’s player support team in order to seek the best course of action to resolve such matters. The Authority furthermore remains committed to continued investigation of GOALGAMING Limited’s operation of the above mentioned licences and to take all necessary action pertinent to it at law.
As to the licensing revenues mentioned in your article, these include both remote and land based."
As stated, all players that have contacted the LGA should receive a communication from them shortly regarding the situation, but it doesn't look very positive as they also state that they suspended the license last year.
We do find the timing of the official statement to be terrible, if they in fact suspended the license in the end of last year, but didn't make a communication until June 6th this year. Everyone who has money stuck with GoalGaming Ltd's skins, Pokermambo and Goalwin, should contact the LGA as soon as possible to try and find a solution.