According to PokerFuse, The Maltese Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) has announced that Everleaf Gaming Limited has had its gaming licenses suspended since July 26.
A statement by the LGA reads:
“Everleaf Gaming Limited is therefore not authorized to continue conducting gaming by means of distance communications under an Authority License. Everleaf Gaming Limited has thus been directed not to continue registering new players, not to take any further deposits, and not to offer any games falling under the Authority’s licenses until further notice.”
The release offers no additional information as to “not compromise any further investigations that may need to be performed.”
For the past year, despite its customers experiencing long delays in retrieving their funds and US players unable to cash out, Everleaf had still been allowed to operate under LGA license.
The LGA lead investigation begun last year after uncovering “a number of irregularities” in Everleaf’s operations. In February, the LGA claimed that the “great majority” of players had been paid. This claim has been disputed by a group of players who calculated that just 3% of the cash-outs had been processed in the previous nine months.
The statement made no mention of any plans for the regulator to help Everleaf customers retrieve funds owed to them.