Sky Betting and Gaming, one of the UK’s leading online bookmakers, has applied for a sports betting licence in Malta, according to the Malta Gaming Authority.
It is the biggest online player by customer numbers in the UK market.
Headquartered in Leeds and led by chief executive Richard Flint, Sky Betting & Gaming was formed in 2001 and now has a team of 1,200 employees.
It has offices in Sheffield, London, Rome and Munich, recently expanded into Italy and has plans to do the same in Germany soon.
Sky Betting & Gaming today operates five major online products – Bet, Vegas, Casino, Poker, and Bingo – as well as leading sports affiliate Oddschecker. Sky Betting and Gaming was recently valued at £800million.
The Gaming Authority has received 59 applications from gaming companies in the first four months of the year and approved 36 of them.
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat had yesterday hinted at gaming application, telling journalists that a "household name" in the gaming sector was seeking to relocate to Malta.
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