Pinnacle Leaves UK Market in October
Pinnacle Sports, an Internet betting firm recently announced, that due to the country’s new licensing and tax regulation, they too will be leaving the UK gambling this year.
Customers and affiliates received the announcement from Pinnacle Sports via an email with a final deadline. Once the deadline was reached the punters wold only have a withdrawal option available to them.
The advisory to all the Pinnacle Sport players read that due to the imminent changes to the British gambling licensing regulations, Pinnacle Sports will be unable to offer their services to any player who is a resident in Great Britain after the 30th of September 2014. The statement intended to provide clarity on the implications for existing British players reads as follows: “Amendments to the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act come into force on October 1st, 2014 requiring all companies that advertise or provide gambling services to British residents to obtain a licence from the British Gambling Commission.”
Pinnacle Sports was established in 1998 and since then they were using Galewind Software. Operated by Ragnarok Corporation N.V. and registered under the jurisdiction of Curaçao. The site hosted 11 slot machines, 6 video poker games, 11 table games, keno game and 5 special high stake tables. The conclusion on Pinnacle Sports, this was a great casino, particularly for table games and high wagering players. The slots players would probably have enjoyed a larger variety of slots, but they enjoyed the high payouts on the current machines. A gambler that cares most about payouts and not bonuses and themes would have found Pinnacle Casino the perfect place to play.
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