The ripple effect of Black Friday has claimed yet another casualty for US gamblers. Microgaming, one of the largest providers of online casino software is reported to be pulling out of the US market.
Without question the software giant Microgaming is looking to avoid any run-ins with the DoJ. In the past, Microgaming casinos were open to USA players but in the past 3 years, changes and litigation in the US has caused several Microgaming casinos to pull out of the US. The Kentucky domain case and the UIGEA was the first straw, it seems Black Friday was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
According to reports at CasinoAdvisor.com, Online Casino Reports and other publications and message forums around the internet, Microgaming casinos have announced that they will no longer be taking play from American gamblers. From all accounts, this decision is coming from the top, that is, from Microgaming headquarters, which means that it affects every individual operator using the Microgaming software whether they like it or not.
CasinoAdvsior.com quoted one senior affiliate communicating to his players the following message, “It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you all that all MG US facing brands are shutting down as of 12 AM…I know some are concerned about withdrawing money and how this will affect payouts, the truth is right now I do not know.”
That’s about as comforting as a wet blanket.