If you are a resident of the Maltese Islands, you probably already know all about the great lotteries offered by Maltco Lotteries. Chances are, you’ve probably played in more than one.
However, as of October 2020, there is some excellent news regarding Maltco Lotteries. This is that they are now available online via Maltco iLottery.
In this Maltco.com review, we will look at this new lottery website to see how it works. We will also look at everything that you can do on the site and how you can use it to possibly become Malta’s next big winner.
How Does Maltco Work?
Maltco.com has certainly not tried to reinvent the online lottery site wheel. And this is a great thing. The site functions like any other site that allows you to play lotteries online.
To make use of this fantastic opportunity, you will need to register a player account with the site. This is standard for most sites and can be quickly completed without much hassle.
To register an account, simply click the Play Online button visible on all pages. From here, you will be redirected to the Maltco.com online dashboard.
Once you are on the online dashboard, simply click the Register button located at the top of the page. Then, enter in all your necessary information. This includes your name, date of birth, physical address, contact details, and identity number.
After completing your details and the captcha, hit Register at the bottom of the page and you will be ready to select which lottery you would like to play.
Is Maltco.com Legit or a Scam?
We are generally very wary of websites that have only recently launched. This is because there is no track record that we can check to verify if they are doing things the way they should.
Thankfully, this is not a problem with Maltco.com. This is because the site is operated by Maltco Lotteries, which is the official lottery operator in Malta. The site is also operating under a license issued by the Malta Gaming Authority.
All this means that this site is completely trustworthy and that you will have no reason to worry when accessing or using it.
There are two different sections to the site. The first is the main site that you see when visiting Maltco.com. The second is the online dashboard and falls under online.maltco.com.
Both sections of the site are equally as great as each other. Both of them use a modern design and minimalistic graphics that give the site a clean and appealing look.
Getting around both sections is also a breeze, thanks to the top navigation menu. For any other links that you may be interested in, there is also a footer menu.
The site is responsive and loads relatively quickly. The only time we noticed a slight delay is when moving from the main domain to the online subdomain. This is, however, totally expected and is nothing that detracts from the fluidity of the site.
Thankfully, the site is also entirely mobile responsive and works well on mobile devices. This means you will still be able to play even when on the move.
As Maltco is a lottery site run by Malta's official lottery operator, you won't find any of the world's best lotteries here. What you will find instead are four lotteries that are, as you may have guessed, run by the Maltco Lottery. These available lotto games are:
- Super 5
- Quick Keno
The main website also mentions support for Grand Lotto. However, when we logged into our account, we did not see this lottery listed as a possible purchase option.
As expected, there are not many additional features on the site. We can’t say that we hold this against the site, as it is still relatively new.
This does not, however, mean that there are no extras. The two extras that are present include:
- Online Ticket Checker: If you would like to see if you are a winner, you can make use of the online ticket checker. This will verify your ticket against the latest draw results and tell you if you won a prize.
- Lottery Information: The site has a great info page for each lottery draw that it supports. These pages tell you all about how the game is played and answers any questions you may have about it.
In addition, there is also information pages for other Maltco products. This includes fast games like Bingo75 and instant win games such as the scratchers operated by Maltco Lotteries.
- Sport and Live Betting: The site also offers links to sports betting and live game betting. These bets do not happen on the site, and when following the links you will be redirected to UBet.
There are only two payment methods supported by the site. These are Visa and MasterCard. There is also a condition that the account linked to your card must be registered within Europe.
This is slightly disappointing, as most websites at least try and accommodate multiple payment methods. However, the chances of not having a Visa or MasterCard bank card are rather slim.
All withdrawals are also handled via your Visa or MasterCard bank card. Winnings will be paid directly to the card that you register when opening your player account.
How to Claim Your Winnings
One of the best things about Maltco is that you will automatically be notified if you are a winner. The site will inform you using the email address that you used when registering your account.
Winnings are paid out automatically the day after the draw has concluded. These winnings, as mentioned above, will be paid directly to your bank card.
If, however, your winnings exceed €2,000, the site will contact you to verify your identity. This includes having to submit proof of your identity and address.
Once this verification is complete, your winnings will be released and paid to you.
The site does not appear to have any visible customer support aside from an FAQ section. This FAQ section is rather good and will work to answer most of the questions you may have.
The only other customer support options are hidden deep within the terms and conditions of the site. These include a contact number (+356 2388 3333) and a support email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
At the time of our review, the site was not offering any welcome bonuses or promotions.
Rules and Regulations
There are only three primary conditions for registering a player account and using the site. These conditions are:
- You must be 18 years of age or older
- You must be a resident of and be physically located in the Maltese Islands when using the site
- You may only register a single player account
While the age and player account limitation rules are pretty standard, we do wish the site was open to more territories.
Maltco.com Review Conclusion
We think Maltco.com is an excellent online lottery website for playing in the best lotteries Malta has to offer. We also believe the ability to enter these lotteries online is long overdue.
We do, however, feel that this site still has some kinks to work out. This includes the lack of customer support, the fact that the site is split so clearly into two sections, and the limited number of extras available.
That being said, considering it launched only months ago (at the time of this review), we are overall impressed with what the site has to offer.
So, if you live in Malta and want to try your luck, you won’t have to walk to a Maltco agent anymore. Instead, simply visit Maltco.com and start playing.
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