MALTA -- As reported by Malta Today: "Government's unexplained decision to issue a late call for expressions of interest for operators to take over the Dragonara Casino, has seriously compromised
Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) - Malta the fate of 220 employees who lay in a limbo as to what is going to happen to them once their current employers', Accor-Barrier, concession expires in just a month.
"The employees are justified to be worried about their fate, as their outgoing concessionaires have been repeatedly sending clear signals to government that the current conditions – brought about by the same government – "highly discourage" them to continue their operation, even though they are being urged to extend their operation until January 2010.
"Speaking to MaltaToday a Casino spokesperson expressed his disappointment with government for having "prejudiced" the sector by failing to regulate gambling outlets that have proliferated around the island..."
|The Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) is a public single regulatory body that is responsible for the governance of all forms of gaming in Malta. The LGA was set up in 2002 under the Lotteries and Other Games Act, 2001 and began issuing e‐gaming licenses in 2004. To date, they have processed over 150 licensees. Malta joined the European Union as a full Member State in 2004.|
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