|Online casino operators, Hard Rock Casino, have had the grace to let their punters know they’re moving base. From the Isle of Man to none other than Alderney in the Channel Islands. Oh, they need you to settle their accounts.|
Regulations on the Isle of Man dictate that their punters accounts must be at least at zero. Customers have until 30th June to withdraw their cash, however the nice boys down at Hard Rock will be good enough to automatically return it to your credit card if you miss the deadline anyway.
Hard Rock blame oppressive regulations on the Isle of Man for the move and points out they’re not alone. Both Casino Atlantis and the Play MGM Mirage have also run into trouble on the Isle, though both of them simply decided to call it a day. Though I suspect that’s got something to do with the way legislation is passing through the US Senate as much as anything else.
Alderney is also tightly regulated, being one of the few jurisdictions in the British Isles with the power to grant online gambling licenses. The regulations in the British Isles are amongst the foremost in the world and consequently some of the most difficult to comply with.
However, according to a Hard Rock spokesman the move is simply: 'part of our continued effort to develop a better service for our customers.”