Intercasino And Vera&John Close To UK Players
The online gambling market in The UK has changed considerably in the past couple of years. Since 2017, online casinos have come underfire by regulators and endured added taxes. These factors mean that it’s perhaps no surprise to see brands close and/or exit the market. The latest to quit The UK are Vera&John and Intercasino. They’ve announced that they will no longer be accepting UK customers before closing down on 3rd September 2019.
No More Deposits
The JPJ Group told affiliates: “We are sorry to announce that Vera & John and InterCasino will cease to operate in the UK market as of 3rd September 2019 (“Closure Date”). In addition, please be advised that as of today, 5th August 2019 we have ceased to accept new customers and the registration form has been disabled”. A similar message is offered to players visiting either site. In addition players are told that “as of Thursday 22nd August, you will no longer be able to make deposits or place wagers using your account.”
If you currently have funds in either casino then you have until 3rd September to withdraw. We suggest that you do this as soon as possible and not leave it until the last minute. We presume that an email contact will be available on the respective websites should any players miss the deadline.
The decision to close both brands is a bit of a surprise. As of the 27th June 2019 Intercasino and Vera&John offered UK players an exciting welcome bonus. This offer was 100 Bonus Spins on Book of Dead with cash winnings for a deposit of just £10 or more. This amazing offer meant that were no wagering requirements attached to the welcome offer. We suspect that this offer was either unsuccessful in terms of attracting players or a lot of money left the brands due to the no wagering policy.
Another possible reason for these closures is that The JPJ Group want to focus their UK offering on Jackpotjoy, Virgin Games, Heart Bingo and Star Spins. They’ve already offloaded the Costa Bingo group to 888, keeping all those brands on the Dragonfish platform. We guess there are plenty of factors involved in the decision. Most certainly The UKGC’s over regulation and the over taxation of the industry within The UK is starting to bite. We won’t be surprised to see more closures in the coming months.
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