Malta’s online gaming regulator the Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) has clarified its stance on the regulatory status of social casino games, despite originally suggesting that the games come under the jurisdiction of a draft legal bill for skill games.

LGA president Joe Cuschieri last week told Gaming Intelligence that free-to-play games would be regulated as ‘digital games of skill’.

However, the LGA has since clarified that only games that offer a prize in the form of money or money’s worth will be covered by the draft legal notice that should come into force by the end of 2014.

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