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VIP.com changes: no new US clients and all Canadian accounts to be closed

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by sdaddy, Feb 26, 2007.

    Feb 26, 2007
  1. sdaddy

    sdaddy Meister Member

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Arizona
    From today's Sportbookreview.com newswire:

    VIP (SBR rating A) and sister books no longer accepting new clients from the United States and Canada. Canada-based users will have access to their accounts until April 1st but new deposits will not be accepted. Existing U.S. customers that have deposited in the past may continue to use their accounts as normal. Phone wagering will no longer be offered. Customer service by phone will continue as normal.
     
  2. Feb 26, 2007
  3. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

    Occupation:
    Pencil Pusher
    Location:
    Up$hitCreek
    Can someone explain this recent trend of dumping Canadian players?? I am sooo confused.

    :confused:
     
  4. Feb 26, 2007
  5. happygobrokey

    happygobrokey Dormant account

    Occupation:
    student of life
    Location:
    canada
    it certainly blows. and i can't even get my friends to start gambling. i tell them all about my exploits, and they still think it's too risky or don't want to reveal their address/phone to casinos and/or bank details to a webwallet. ijits!

    it's probably my fault the sites are dropping us hosers. i'm too vocal here on meisterforums. ;)

    a few other random ones i know of who ban canadians are hit stardust, betdirect, and another one that escapes me currently...
     
  6. Feb 26, 2007
  7. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Mathematician by day, online gambler by night.
    Location:
    UK
    Canadians are evil bomushunters. :)
     
  8. Feb 27, 2007
  9. me_and_ed

    me_and_ed Ueber Meister CAG MM

    Occupation:
    Selling out
    Location:
    Vancouver


    Yes evil bonus whores!!!
     
  10. Feb 27, 2007
  11. tennis_balls

    tennis_balls Dormant account

    Occupation:
    fish n chips promoter
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    I don't understand the reason why some places shut off new US customers, but continue to take action from current US customers???
     
  12. Feb 27, 2007
  13. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    Bum
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Maybe they're getting revenge for Canada pumping out Celine Dion, as well as Bryan Adams? :D
     
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  14. Feb 27, 2007
  15. tennis_balls

    tennis_balls Dormant account

    Occupation:
    fish n chips promoter
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    winbig: that one cut like a knife
     
  16. Feb 27, 2007
  17. REOdeathwagon

    REOdeathwagon Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    cabdriver
    Location:
    arizona
    Wow, I can't figure out why they wouldn't want to send copies of their sensitive personal information to exotic offshore destinations like; Costa Rica, Antigua, or Curacao?
     
  18. Feb 27, 2007
  19. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

    Occupation:
    Tradesman
    Location:
    USA

    Bwahahaha. With all her money Celine wore a (horrid) used dress for the red carpet the other night. But sappy as Bryan's popular songs may have been, he SLAYYYYED in roger water's 'The Wall Live in Berlin'.

    Seriously, this is a disturbing trend.... Canadians used to wait several years before adopting US ways; that way, we were their lab rats. I pity my northern neighbors if they don't incubate US idiocy a few years before unleashing it on their culture.
     
  20. Mar 1, 2007
  21. nicaragua

    nicaragua Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    BC
    Could it be that VIP is abandoning us Canadians in order to court a takeover bid by Bodog? Just a theory I heard elsewhere.

    Either way, I'm unhappy with their decision to abandon this country. I've dropped a bit of cash there lately, in an attempt to change their minds. :rolleyes:
     
  22. Mar 1, 2007
  23. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    Bum
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    If this is true, why wouldn't Bodog want Canadians?
     
  24. Mar 1, 2007
  25. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Canada

    What surprises me is the fact that, while seemingly "scared" of accepting ANY money from Canadian players, they are still prepared to accept wagers from AMERICAN players of long standing while the US DoJ has been taking extremely robust action against internet gambling, and the VIP.Com sportbook operation is most definitely illegal in the US under the wire act.

    Rumour is that they are restructuring, and it is just possible that they have struck a deal with some entity which gives away Canada (an agreement not to compete there, also illegal under US "anti-trust" laws - not sure about Canadian laws). They have just notified Gone Gambling that they are taking a break from advertising there, which also means they have pulled out of the GG bonuses. This will not take effect till mid March though.
    It certainly looks like something major is happening over at VIP HQ.
     
  26. Mar 1, 2007
  27. darkpixie

    darkpixie Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Because Bodog has some of its operations based in Canada it is not allowed to accept Canadian players :(
     

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