|The Costa Rican-based online casino Virtual Group has run into criticism this week for a special promotion that recalled the terrorist tragedy of September 11, 2001, which left almost 3,000 people dead.|
The RealTime Gaming-powered site’s representative, Danny Virtual, e-mailed potential customers and drew attention to the international tragedy in New York City with some emotive wording before inviting recipients to take advantage of the 9/11 Twin Towering Total Bonus.
This Bonus has received almost universal condemnation from players and industry observers as they feel Virtual is attempting to exploit a human tragedy that is still a source of deep sadness and outrage.
'This day is the day of mourning to remember the victims and their families and I think this casino is crossing the red line because it is not a day for enjoying games,” said one unidentified Dutch player.
“It is the day to remember those who were gone and praying for them. God bless the victims.'
Mike McMain, Chief Executive Officer for RealTime Gaming, stated that he would be looking in to the matter while the accused remained unrepentant.