QuickTender Shut Down by Court Order

by Punter's Hero on May 26, 2011

in Gaming

A popular e-wallet in the online gambling arena, QuickTender, has suspended operations. QuickTender, which facilitated the transactions between online gamblers and online gambling websites announced yesterday on its website, notifying customers via email, that they would be discontinuing their services. Their website read, “With regret, the Quicktender service has been discontinued. All account holders will be notified by e-mail.”

The email to account holders revealed that they had no other option but to shut down because bank accounts were being frozen under court order. The email stated, “Further developments specifically relating to our main bank processing company have resulted in our accounts being frozen subject to a seizure order giving us no ability to make payments in any currency.”

QuickTender went on to say, “In light of these developments we have had no option but to discontinue the Quicktender service with immediate effect and for the foreseeable future. At this time we are unable to confirm when or if we could make payments of remaining balances.”

Just two days ago, the US Department of Justice handed down a second round of indictments to two different companies and seized account again, similar to what happened six weeks ago to Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, Absolute Poker, and UB.com. Two companies were served, Cyprus-based BMX Entertainment and Canadian-based ThrillX, and charged with operating an illegal gambling business and money laundering for allegedly taking real money sports bets. Among the two companies, 10 domains were seized and shut down including Beted.com, Goldenarchcasino.com, truepoker.com, bookmaker.com, and doylesroom.com, among others.

Eleven bank accounts were also seized from all over the world including Charlotte, North Carolina, Malta, Guam, Portugal, and Panama. Last month, more than 70 bank accounts were taken in on Black Friday by the DOJ and the poker websites in question are now facing penalties to the tune of $3 billion.


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