Ritz Club no more / is back

Casinomeister

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In light of the current confusion and inconsistency in online gaming legislation worldwide, the owners of The Ritz Club London Online have, regretfully, decided to close the site to new customers with immediate effect.
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Sheesh!! Talk about throwing the baby out with the bathwater. :what:
 

spearmaster

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Weird.

Wasn't there a thread elsewhere that indicated that Ritz Club was changing software providers? Perhaps this is just a coincidence?
 

happygobrokey

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closed only to new customers? i think i made an account there before realizing that only cc deposits are allowed. what happens now? can i play if i can manage to fund my account? or am i not a customer having not yet played? i can log into the casino. not about to play anytime soon i reckon...
 

jetset

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Their press team is pretty slow - we've now been waiting 36 hours for a comment on this decision.
 

Zoozie

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I agree it is sad to say goodbye to one of the few Crypto casino. For the diversty and competition between the software providers it is a also a sad loss for the players indirectly. Unfortunately I was never able to play there since they did not accept danish players and I could not convince them otherwise.

INetBet also does not accept danish players but here I was able to charm my way into making the CS create an account for me.

Zoozie
 

chuchu59

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I agree it is sad to say goodbye to one of the few Crypto casino. For the diversty and competition between the software providers it is a also a sad loss for the players indirectly. Unfortunately I was never able to play there since they did not accept danish players and I could not convince them otherwise.

INetBet also does not accept danish players but here I was able to charm my way into making the CS create an account for me.

Zoozie

Dated Emily eh?
 

KasinoKing

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They didn't close they just don't accept new players correct?
That's what their web-page says.
But that's ALL it says - there is no information for existing customers! :eek:

They are reportedly switching to Playtech soon anyway :axeman: so we ARE still going to lose a great Crypto. :mad:
 

gfkostas

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That's what their web-page says.
But that's ALL it says - there is no information for existing customers! :eek:

They are reportedly switching to Playtech soon anyway :axeman: so we ARE still going to lose a great Crypto. :mad:


Oh no!!! and I've been bonus whoring them for ages:(
 

Simmo!

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Ritz is back up and accepting new players. Still on Crypto but due to switch to Playtech:

You may have been aware of the recent press coverage, and the fact that we disabled our website for new customer acquisition for several days this week. I must apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused, and can confirm that the website is back live again.

I would like to reassure you that we will continue to offer the same level of service and quality of games, and will be going ahead with our planned migration to the Playtech software platform
 

Casinomeister

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Here's their press release:

29 September 2006

ukbetting plc

Acquisition of The Ritz Club London Online

ukbetting plc, (UKB.L) the online sports content and gaming company, has today acquired The Ritz Club London Online for an undisclosed sum. Under new ownership, the online operation will have no connection with the land based casino, The Ritz Club, operating from The Ritz Hotel, London.

The online gaming site is fully operational for customers with immediate effect.

As part of ukbetting, The Ritz Club London Online will continue with an atmosphere of discreet luxury and elegance, and will deliver to its members one of the safest online gaming environments in the world.

Roger Marris, Managing Director of The Ritz Club London Online, commented,

I am delighted that we can offer our customers the same level of standards and commitment that they have come to value and respect. Moving forward with the same management team, I am pleased that our customers will continue to enjoy the same principles of quality customer service in a luxurious and stylish environment.

Peter Dubens, Chairman of ukbetting plc said,

"We welcome all the Ritz online casino customers who will continue to receive the same excellent service that they have done historically. Ukbetting plc continues to follow its policy of not taking online gambling from the USA, as does The Ritz Club London Online."

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For more information, contact: ukbetting plc Peter Dubens, Chairman 020 7766 6909 Financial Dynamics Edward Bridges / Juliet Clarke 020 7831 3113
 

happygobrokey

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any need to re-download or update casino since this? also will they take neteller now? i should go try it.
 

Simmo!

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No-one has mentioned the software..
Are they switching to crappy Playtech or sticking with wonderful Crypto??? :confused:

Simmo! said:
"You may have been aware of the recent press coverage, and the fact that we disabled our website for new customer acquisition for several days this week. I must apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused, and can confirm that the website is back live again.

I would like to reassure you that we will continue to offer the same level of service and quality of games, and will be going ahead with our planned migration to the Playtech software platform"

From the email I received.
 
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