Sky Betting and Gaming (Sky Bet), one of the UK’s leading online bookmakers, has applied for a Maltese sports betting licence. Sky Bet operates the online markets within betting, casino, and bingo and is a household name in the gaming industry.
The Executive Chairman of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), Joseph Cuschieri, commented:
“We are delighted that a prestigious operator and brand like Sky Bet applied for a licence with the MGA. It is encouraging to see that Malta’s reputation as a gaming jurisdiction is recognised by world leading brands. The Authority is committed to addressing the ongoing evolution of the industry and its future challenges with integrity, transparency and a focus on consumer protection. The fact that Sky Bet applied for a licence in Malta is testimony to our reputation and encourages us to keep raising the bar in innovation, governance and thought leadership in gaming regulation” - Joseph Cuschieri, Executive Chairman at the MGA.
Sky Bet was formed in 2001 and is headquartered out of Leeds in the UK, from where they have expanded with additional offices in Sheffield, London, Rome and Munich. Sky Bet employs 1,200 people and has grown with success to become the biggest online player by the number of customers in the UK market. The company has been evaluated to be worth £800 million.