Thursday, 2 January 2020

Slotty Vegas Casino Operator MaxEnt Limited Announces UK Closure

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Casino operator MaxEnt Limited has announced its withdrawal from the UK market.

The popular online casino owner announced on January 2nd, 2020, that it has decided to withdraw from the UK market. The announcement was made in a statement on its website which explained why the company has decided to leave the UK, effectively closing its online casino sites including Slotty Vegas.

The statement on the MaxEnt website reads: “MaxEnt Limited has decided to withdraw from the UK market as of January 2020 due to strategic business reasons. We will be disallowing registrations from UK citizens with immediate effect and will keep the websites open to existing account holders for a short period for the purposes of withdrawing funds only. After that period ends any persons still having funds with MaxEnt may retrieve them by contacting customer services and proving they are the account owner.

“The looming threat of Brexit has been a source of concern and now that it is assured, we feel that we are better focusing on the other well-regulated European markets. MaxEnt are not ruling out the possibility of returning to the UK in the future, after Brexit has happened and the market is settled, but for the moment there are promising developments in other markets around the world, and as European countries each move to the local-licensing model there are many opportunities present that would be hard to grasp if the UK also needed attention.

MaxEnt ended its statement with: “We take this decision with a heavy heart. We would like to take this opportunity to thank every one of our clients from the United Kingdom for their loyalty over the years. We hope that you’ve enjoyed the journey as much as we’ve enjoyed providing it, and we wish you the absolute best going forward.”

Which Casino Sites Are Affected?

Although MaxEnt Limited owns several gambling websites, the only online casino actually affected by the withdrawal is Slotty Vegas, the only MaxEnt Limited casino site available to UK players. This online casino was well-known amongst gamers and generally liked.

Users who visit the site now are greeted with a message that reads: “After much careful consideration, MaxEnt Limited will be withdrawing its operations towards the UK market for strategic business reasons as of the 2nd January 2020. Should you have any real funds in your account, kindly request a withdrawal at your earliest convenience.”

The website, which now solely possesses a Malta Gaming Authority license, was available in several languages and offered a gigantic collection of games including slots, jackpots, and table games but no live casino. It also accepted several major payment options which allowed customers to deposit and withdrawal using their preferred methods.

The closure of Slotty Vegas shouldn’t come as a surprise to many users, however, as the UK Gambling Commission suspended MaxEnt’s gambling license back in June, which the operator repealed. Users who were a customer at Slotty Vegas and are looking for a brand new online casino should check out our reviews to find a site that suits you or check out our list of the best online casinos.