Publicwin has criticised the Romanian regulator ONJN after its Malta-based parent company Sea-Bet had its licence suspended, following the expiration of its online licence in July.
Though the operator possesses a ten-year fixed-odds licence, the suspension of online operations, first secured in August 2017, prevents all new the registration and wagering activity.
“We assure our clients and collaborators that the decision does not reflect a real situation regarding Publicwin’s activity,” said a statement from the company.
“The action of the authority is deeply unlawful.”
The suspension, first announced on 18 September but coming into effect this month, permits the continuation of retail betting and the payout of withdrawal requests, and also includes a suspension for fellow operator Bet Club Sistem SRL.
Publicwin added that the ONJN “already notified by the operator, will find, as with the sanctions imposed on other market operators, the operator complies with the legal provisions.”