PokerStars has recently been approved for the new Malta licence, adding to the number of jurisdictions that the site is currently licenced in, according to Gaming Intelligence.
The Malta licence follows licences accepted in France, Italy, Belgium, Estonia, Denmark and the Isle of Man. Reports suggest that the poker site will be looking to apply for Spanish licencing also.
Acquiring the Malta licence means all European players are able to play online poker tax-free due to Malta’s EU membership. It is believed that Sweden and Finland are two countries expected to be served under Pokerstars.eu.
It brings further assurance to the online players over PokerStars’ business, bringing credentials to the site’s integrity, security and attitudes to responsible gaming.