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Island-based 188bet.com closes in UK and Ireland

Withdrawal takes effect immediately across Britain

Isle of Man gambling operator 188bet.com is withdrawing from the UK and Irish market.

The decision, dubbed a commercial one, has taken effect immediately.

From midnight yesterday (26 March) 188Bet ceased to accept bets from players in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, Gibraltar and Ireland.

The company says it made the decision based on commercial reasons, in 'a very competitive marketplace'.

For anyone with an account with a zero balance, you'll no longer be able to log in and your account will be closed permanently.

If you have an account, you have until 11.59pm on 30 August to withdraw your outstanding balance.

If you don't meet that deadline the money will be forfeited by you and donated to gambling charities.

You can find more information here.

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