JackpotJoy Casino Brand Vera&John Announces Closure In The UK
Casino operator JackpotJoy has announced the closure of two of its casino sites in the UK.
It was revealed today that JackpotJoy’s InterCasino and Vera&John will be closing in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 3rd, after withdrawing from the market. From today (August 6), Vera&John and InterCasino are no longer accepting new registrations.
Current registered users can still make deposits and claim the casinos’ welcome bonus, and they have until the sites’ closing date to log in and play through any remaining funds. From August 27th, both websites will block users from making any additional deposits to their casino accounts.
Both Vera&John and InterCasino will begin to phase out promotions including emails, tournaments and the loyalty shop. Current promotions will continue to provide players with enough time to complete their wagering and any promotions that were claimed before the announcement.
A statement on the Vera&John website reads: “We’ve had some good times, haven’t we? Unfortunately, even good things must come to an end, and the time has come for us to say goodbye. As of Tuesday 3rd, September, we will no longer be operating in the UK, and access to your account will be blocked.”
They add: “It’s been wonderful, but we’ve reached the end of our journey together. We’d like to thank you for your loyalty and wish you all the best for the future.”
Vera&John suggests customers contact the customer support team if they have any questions or need help withdrawing funds.
A statement on the InterCasino website reads: “As one of the oldest online casinos, InterCasino has a rich history of bringing premium content to its players. So, it is with a heavy heart that we must announce that as of Tuesday 3rd September, InterCasino will no longer be operating in the UK market”.
They continue: “We’d like to thank you all for your loyalty and wish you all the best for the future.”
Online Casino Closures
Vera&John and InterCasino are just some of the latest sites to close in the UK due to tightening restrictions and regulations from the UK Gambling Commission and the UK government. Last month, BetAt Casino, owned by Maxent Limited, announced it was withdrawing from the UK market and has stopped accepting new registrations.
Earlier in the year, online casino SuperLenny ceased all gambling operations and relaunched as an online casino affiliate. Other casinos that withdrew from the UK market include Casino Heroes, Casino Room and Winner Casino. Meanwhile, Maxent Limited casino site SlottyVegas had its license revoked by the UK Gambling Commission in early June but has since appealed the decision.
The news comes after the UK Gambling Commission announced it would reviewing seven bookmakers’ gambling licenses after they allowed a minor to wager on the Royal Ascot and after Ladbrokes Coral was fined £5.9 million for failing to protect problem gamblers.
Meanwhile, reports suggest that casino operators may now need to regulate player spending under new rules by the UK Gambling Commission. Operators who fail to comply will face having their license revoked by the Commission.