May 08, 2012

Unibet leaves Spain, but not for long

Unibet has announced its withdrawal from the Spanish market in relation to the forthcoming implementation of new online gambling regulations for the country.

The news reported on Spanish online poker website Red Poker publishes an e-mail reportedly sent to customers this week advising that Unibet will allow customer account access to request withdrawals but will no longer offer its services after May 14, 2012.

The e-mail announced a partnership between Unibet & Swedish operator Paf , who has applied for & anticipates receiving a Spanish license, offering its customers an alternative following its exit from the market.

The email says:

Information about upcoming changes.

Dear user,

In order to comply with the new gambling law online Spanish, Unibet suspended its activities in Spain on May 14, 2012. From this date, you can still access your account, but only to request withdrawals, & check your history, you can not access Unibet products.

The good news is that Unibet has partnered with Paf, which will have license to operate in Spain in order to continue providing the best service possible, including sports betting.

Following a few simple instructions, from May 14 you can continue playing sports betting & poker & casino.

Very soon have more information & we’ll tell you exclusive promotions that are preparing to welcome Paf. For now you can still enjoy Unibet products, as usual.

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