Playtech Exit From Some European Markets Not Universal

PLAYTECH EXIT FROM SOME EUROPEAN MARKETS NOT UNIVERSAL

30th November, 2013 at 00:29:29
Source: http://www.azonlinecasinos.com

Departure from Netherlands, Finland and Canadian markets impacts only EuroPartners operations.

More clarity is now available on the reported exit of Playtech plc from the online gambling markets of Finland, the Netherlands and Canada, the subject of intense speculation in affiliate and player circles for the past few weeks.

The departure from these markets is by no means universal, and a number of Playtech-powered casinos will continue to offer services within these territories.

However, Playtech's own affiliate management program, EuroPartners, along with the iAffiliates program is moving out and has advised affiliates and players at major online venues like Titan and Mansion accordingly.

The decision appears to be motivated by a desire to comply with legal and political developments as Playtech continues to pursue a corporate strategy of aligning itself with national regulated jurisdictions.

Back in 2008, following the implementation of the UIGEA in the USA, both Playtech and Microgaming implemented a policy across all of their operators preventing new signups from new players based in the US.

This was soon followed by the closing of US-based player accounts across all operators leaving no Playtech or Microgaming-powered casinos available to the US market, a status quo that remains effective today.

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