Betfred closing (List of Countries affected)

    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Hey guys,

      Please be advised that Betfred is withdrawing on Monday, 9th of June, from a number of countries due to regulatory and general licensing processes. This means that all accounts from those territories will be closed. Players will have 2 weeks to withdraw their money.

      The respective countries are below:

      • South Africa
      • Denmark
      • Germany
      • Sweden
      • Netherlands
      • Norway
      • Finland
      • Belgium
      • Poland
      • Bulgaria
      • Austria
      • Czech Republic
      • Hungary
      • Japan
      • Latvia
      • Portugal
      • Slovakia
      • Ukraine
      • Romania
      • Canada

      This list may be incomplete.

      Regards

      Laz
  • 7 replies
    • NutzAreOk
      NutzAreOk
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      Joined: 28.01.2011 Posts: 7,409
      I was not expecting that many countries...
    • imbahness
      imbahness
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      Joined: 07.09.2009 Posts: 122
      that's only betfred right? or is it the whole ipoker?
    • tonypmm
      tonypmm
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      Joined: 11.01.2009 Posts: 4,403
      It must be only Betfred. E.g. Bulgaria has licensed Bet365 and Betfair and I'm sure they won't pull out. Country availability (outside of the US) is in discretion of each separate room of the network.

      I'm surprised that Russia is not on Betfred's list. Perhaps that will be so only until Betfred is blacklisted by the local Supervision Committee.
    • gadget51
      gadget51
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      Hi guys,

      Yes, tonypmm is correct. Presently, this doesn't affect all of ipoker, only in the countries listed above.

      Regards,

      Mal.
    • lellelille
      lellelille
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      Joined: 17.05.2010 Posts: 3
      Hi there !

      I'm from sweden.
      I 've tried to withdraw all my money from Betfred ($1900) today.
      Support say's that they can't pay out the money to me because of the swedish laws.
      I think this is BS
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
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      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,836
      Hey lellelille,

      I agree. Depending on where you read it, customers have either 14 or 30 days to withdraw the balances.

      Can you give us some more details about your dealings with Betfred support?

      Regards

      Laz
    • YohanN7
      YohanN7
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      Joined: 15.06.2009 Posts: 4,576
      Originally posted by lellelille
      Hi there !

      I'm from sweden.
      I 've tried to withdraw all my money from Betfred ($1900) today.
      Support say's that they can't pay out the money to me because of the swedish laws.
      I think this is BS
      Wow. It's the other way around. They aren't allowed to keep your money because it counts as fraud according to Swedish law.

      They are probably systematically going to fuck with as many as they possible can. Accounts from 20 countries... . That may be some $ to steal.