|Online Casino and Poker Room operator 32Red (www.32Red.com) this week lifted its ban on US domiciled players. Americans had been prohibited from 32Red’s services since January 2004 due to concerns within the Company about impending legislation in the States. Following the news last week that the United Kingdom is moving ahead with the licensing and regulation of online casinos, and that no ban on US players was envisaged for UK operators; 32Red have re-opened their virtual doors to the world’s largest online gaming market. The decision is supported by the lack of progress made by those in the US keen to prohibit online gaming over recent months.|
32Red Spokesman said:
“We have taken this whole issue very seriously and have put a lot of time and resource into researching the US question. As one of the few operators in the sector with total transparency and a strong focus on corporate governance, it has been important to us that our partners and business associates are comfortable with 32Red being open to US players. Whilst the UK remains our main market, we believe that we have a Casino and Poker offering that American players will appreciate and enjoy”.
One of the reasons for the success of the 32Red brand is that it stands for fast and smooth payouts. Whilst paying out to players based in the UK and Europe presents no problems, in the US banks are still unhappy with online gaming transactions and therefore paying a US domiciled player’s winnings back to the credit card used to buy chips remains impossible. For this reason, 32Red has decided to allow deposits from US players only via methods which enable our Casino and Poker Room to pay the player out without any hassle. A prime example would be the use of AIM-listed electronic wallet provider Neteller, which facilitates swift and unlimited payment to the player.
The spokesman added:
“We are reluctant to allow credit card transactions from American players as the banking systems in the US make it very difficult for the player to receive their winnings. This is totally at odds with our ethos of paying our players quickly and painlessly. Therefore, we have decided to encourage the use of the increasingly popular and secure e-wallets, such as Neteller, Firepay and Ecocard. Existing US account holders at 32Red may request to have their account re-opened and can claim a new Welcome Bonus to celebrate the return of Casinomeister’s Best Casino 2003 to the United States”.
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32Red online casino is a registered business name of Trafalgar Betting & Gaming Ltd, a British-run company licensed and located in Gibraltar (company no. 83626). 32Red offers safe and secure online gaming with payments processed by BarclayCard Merchant Services and payouts reviewed by PricewaterhouseCoopers. 32Red represents the first of a new generation of online Casinos and multi-player Poker Rooms. 32Red was awarded Best Casino 2003 by industry watchdog Casinomeister.