Tropika Casinos Shut Down After Failing To Pay out
Microgaming has revoked its license to all casinos owned by Tropika International after the company failed to pay out to winning players online. Up to $110,000 may be owed to winners from Tropika’s various sites, according to Steve Adkins, president of the online players association.
Julian Perry, a spokesman for Microgaming said today “We’ve been getting feedback that they’re not paying people and things like that, and we’ve been looking into it for awhile. Obviously we found out that this is true and so we turned them off, because no way can we let a casino misbehave.”
Perry also played down the amount of money owed to winning players saying “Our controls are pretty stringent, so I wouldn’t expect it to be a large sum.” A trust has been formed by Microgaming to reimburse those with valid claims. PricewaterhouseCoopers, a South African consultancy who will be working with Microgaming to ensure impartiality, will control the paying out of winnings.
Tropika’s flagship site, Fairplay Casino is still functioning on the web but according to Microgaming none of the games are now active. Julian Perry made this statement about the actions of Tropika “This industry needs to be 100 percent fair and 100 percent whiter than white. If someone misbehaves, you can’t allow them to continue.”
Claims for winnings should be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including names and log ins for the relevant Tropika Casino.
Tropika sites include Fairplay, Jetset, Magic Carpet, Iceburg, Orient Express, Astrobet, Aztec Gold, Bulls ‘n Bears, Flying Dragon, Old Glory and Bingotops.