For reasons unknown, thousands of online gamblers were left puzzled over the weekend as Cantor-powered sites RedLounge and Cantor Casino were inaccessible, but Cantor Poker was still happily running.
Players at Cantor Casino and Red Lounge received the following notification, which was also posted on the websites, via email:
'Dear Cantor Casino Customer,
'Cantor Gaming Malta One Limited has taken the decision to cease providing services to retail customers. Effective from 1 pm on 28th November 2008, Cantor Casino will cease to accept new customers and will take no further wagers.
'From now on, Cantor’s gaming interests will focus on wholesale markets with the licensing of its proprietary technology, software, content, intellectual property and data to online casino operators and resort-based casino operators, the latter following extensive trials and the authorities’ approval of its eDeck™ mobile gaming device in Nevada. As such, a decision has been taken to scale back the retail-oriented gaming businesses in the United Kingdom and focus on core wholesale market operations around the world.”
Cantor Gaming will still remain a software provider – eDeck is a handheld wireless device the company has developed for remote use.