Microgaming Online Casinos withdraw from USA
In a move that follows the events of Black Friday in the United States, Microgaming online casinos have announced that they are pulling out of the US market for the time being, during this time of uncertainty.
Microgaming online casinos continued to function in the United States following the enactment of the 2006 UIGEA, although some of them withdrew from states where internet gambling was explicitly outlawed. However, it seems that now times have changed and the latest crackdown on the running of internet poker rooms and games have caused casinos that utilise the Microgaming software to withdraw completely from the US market.
Much unlike PokerStars, Full Tilt and Absolute Poker, which were all shut down forcibly by the US prosecutors in New York before striking a deal to allow their players to withdraw funds, it appears that this new action seems to be entirely voluntary and therefore the same issues with their casino accounts is not expected.
The decision has come after messages placed by players and affiliates at online forums in the past week or so. As a result, several Microgaming Casinos including, Fortune Lounge Group sites such as Platinum Play, Royal Vegas, 7 Sultans and Vegas Palms, as well as the popular Jackpot Factory group which includes All Jackpots and All Slots have all decided that it is no longer in their best interests to continue operating within the US.
It is also suggested that other sites will be set to follow suit in the coming weeks. Also, the withdrawing of funds may take a little longer than usual from your account, but are expected to occur without issue.