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PokerStars Logs Out of Gray Markets in Africa and Middle East

PokerStars Logs Out of Gray Markets in Africa and Middle East

PokerStars has withdrawn from a bunch of gray market countries at the center East and Africa. (Image:

PokerStars has ceased operations in a number of so-called market that is gray suddenly and without warning this week, with all the majority of these being in Africa and the Middle East. Players from both PokerStars and Full Tilt received notice through their clients and via email that real-money play was no longer available to these with immediate impact, along with the following explanation:

‘Our administration team regularly reviews our procedure along side separate party that is 3rd to assess the business risk and opportunities for our brand on a market-by-market basis. Following our many recent review, it absolutely was determined that we would no longer offer real money games in your country.’

PokerStars was quick to reassure players that their balances could be available and safeguarded for withdrawal and that their accounts would remain open for play-money games. Tournament tickets, said the message, would be refunded.

‘they will automatically be converted into their equivalent cash value upon entering the Cashier,’ read the statement if you have any unused T$, T€ and/or Tournament Tickets in your account. ‘Freeroll and FPP buy-in tickets have no money that is real value, and so are therefore ineligible for credit.’

Why Now?

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Mansion Poker to Leave UK, Other Mansion Items Remain

Mansion Poker to Leave UK, Other Mansion Items Remain

Mansion Group says that it will remain operating casino web sites in the UK, but the business’s poker offering will be closed this thirty days.

Although Mansion Poker is shipping out of the British online market, Mansion Group is far from the only operator to balk at the new income tax regime that great britain is implementing for online gambling. This is exactly why most people believed it whenever reports surfaced that the firm was planning for a full withdrawal from the UK market. It turns out that those reports may have been a bit premature, though a minumum of one Mansion product will soon be unavailable to British customers.

The Mansion Group released a statement on Wednesday denying reports that they are making great britain market, instead saying that they truly are along the way to gain an online gambling license under the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act. Nonetheless, this process will not include the group’s online poker room, which will be closing down on today, September 15.

All Casino Sites to Remain Open

‘Contrary to current reports, Mansion Group want to confirm that none of the casino that is online in their profile;,,, and, is going to be exiting the UK market,’ read a statement through the Mansion Group. ‘Business in Mansion Group casino brands will continue as usual throughout the UK licence application process.’

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