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Question GUTS - No longer available in Ireland?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by lotusch, Aug 21, 2015.

    Aug 21, 2015
  1. lotusch

    lotusch Megaways Slots, as useless as salt in your coffee webby PABaccred mm2

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    Marketing Assistant
    Location:
    Dún Dealgan
    Hey guys,

    Today I got an e-mail from GUTS saying following:

    I don't know what the story is here as Ireland has a very open culture for online casino's.
    So what is going on here?

    I would be very dissapointed if I would not be able to play at GUTS anymore as it is still one of the best casino's around.
     
  2. Aug 21, 2015
  3. Mr Wild

    Mr Wild Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    Online Casino
    Location:
    Malta
    The Irish Gambling Commission has contacted several of casinos/betting/poker sites and informed them that it will be illegal to accept Irish players after a certain date if the operations has not acquired an Irish Gambling Licence.
     
  4. Aug 21, 2015
  5. lotusch

    lotusch Megaways Slots, as useless as salt in your coffee webby PABaccred mm2

    Occupation:
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    Location:
    Dún Dealgan
    After a certain date?
    So this means like NEW players I suppose?
    I am a GUTS member since the day they opened their doors virtually. :)

    And regarding the license,is that something so difficult to do that it is better just to dump a whole group of players from that country? :)

    Just thinking here.
     
  6. Aug 21, 2015
  7. Mr Wild

    Mr Wild Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    Online Casino
    Location:
    Malta
    :) you cannot accept old or new ones after this date unfortunately, if you dont have a licence of course.
     
  8. Aug 21, 2015
  9. Jono777

    Jono777 Senior Member CAG mm4 mm1

    Occupation:
    Self- Employeed
    Location:
    Wolverhampton
    Very surprising read!

    Surely they cannot be anywhere near as strict as UKGC???

    I'd imagine Irish government will pay all casinos an extra 15% on top of all their revenue :p :p
     
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  10. Aug 21, 2015
  11. lotusch

    lotusch Megaways Slots, as useless as salt in your coffee webby PABaccred mm2

    Occupation:
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    Location:
    Dún Dealgan
    Ben has confirmed this now also Mr Wild,cheers m8.

    So the Irish Gambling Commission has woken up after God knows how long and all of a sudden decided to pursue casino's that not have had the proper license in Ireland yet.
    Makes perfect sense with the way this corrupt country is going at the moment.

    This is a sad day for me as GUTS has never ever let me down,offered outstanding service to me,treated me as an valued customer and I had tons of fun playing there.
    A 200% trustworthy casino where I will reopen an account minutes after they have aquired an Irish license,which I hope they will do.

    Thanks Ben and team for the great time I have had at GUTS.

    /feeling sad
     
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  12. Aug 21, 2015
  13. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    This licensing and taxing of online gambling in Ireland has been on the cards for years, and was implemented on August 1, after which online operators who do not have a licence run the risk of prosecution.

    Sportingbet have just had to exit as well - they were caught out by the new legislation and are busy refunding deposits to Irish players they took bets from since August 1st. And they too have exited the market for now, at least.
     
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  14. Aug 21, 2015
  15. lotusch

    lotusch Megaways Slots, as useless as salt in your coffee webby PABaccred mm2

    Occupation:
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    Location:
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    Also I wonder how many more casino's will cease their ventures in Ireland?
    Makes me kind of confused now as well as I was under the impression all casino's accepting Irish players already had a license for that?
    Basicly it was possible to offer casino games in Ireland without a license,at least that's how it looks to me.
    And now,all of a sudden,in Ireland some guys in some kind of a gaming commission decided that a license is mandatory,just like that.

    Weird.
     
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  16. Aug 21, 2015
  17. cnichas

    cnichas Experienced Member MM PABnoaccred

    Occupation:
    Self Employed,
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Sadly for South Africans too

    It's same for South Africans as well unfortunately, it kills me to loose such a great casino especially one that does everything right,
    Problem with South Africa is out government would probually legalize online gambling here if they could steal from it but they know this would be tough even for them, the opposition here however the democratic alliance is pushing for legalization here saying it would create jobs and also less policing over something that players will do regardless,

    Hopefully the DA wins this battle and then the mighty Guts can once again open there doors to SA

    Until then though they will be greatly missed by myself :rolleyes:
     
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  18. Aug 21, 2015
  19. osulle

    osulle Ueber Meister CAG mm4 mm1

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    Location:
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    Betspin has also pulled out of the Irish market along with Guts. I am really bummed about this. I am sure it would be easier getting an Irish license as it would be for any other country. These casinos are really missing out since we Irish gamble a lot online. It sucks but nothing the players can do.
     
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  20. Aug 21, 2015
  21. spintee

    spintee Meister Member webby mm2

    Occupation:
    gambler :)
    Location:
    Northants
    Nothing surprise me here, Gambling has took over the internet and billions of £££ flow threw,

    If any government think that they make a few quid than thats what they are going to do, So far the U.K licence has not been worth the paper its printed on, What use has it done? I think its caused more trouble than anythink good, I do not see them jumping in with all theses rouge terms kicking about, Monthly payouts etc
     
    3 people like this.
  22. Aug 21, 2015
  23. Jono777

    Jono777 Senior Member CAG mm4 mm1

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    Wolverhampton
    UKGC were never interested in anything other than lining their pockets!

    Saw an opportunity

    Kicked themselves for not taking advantage sooner

    Went full steam ahead and did not look back (or in any direction for that matter)
     
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  24. Aug 21, 2015
  25. hedgehok

    hedgehok Meister Member mm3

    Occupation:
    self-employed
    Location:
    Germany
    Betspin and Guts also withdrew from the german market. Seems like they are very carefully choosing the markets they are actually engaging in. Still very sad news since they are great casinos.
     

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