Hot on the heels of the news that Dunder are to exit the UK marketplace by the end of the month, another casino, this time Casino Calzone have informed their affiliate partners that they too are leaving the UK marketplace on 30th October 2020.
Like Dunder, Casino Calzone operate on the MT Secure gaming platform and the email sent out by the affiliate program for Casino Calzone features a similar process of withdrawal from the UK. The email which can be read in full on the Casinomeister Forum here, states that on the 30th October logins and withdrawals will be disabled for all UK Casino Calzone customers.
What is clear, is that operators are now seriously weighing up their options as to whether ensuring meeting the regulations and levels of compliance required by the UK Gambling Commission is worthwhile, considering the costs involved. Especially as the UKGC have not been shy in serving penalty packages on any licensees found in breach of the UKGC’s licensing and regulatory framework.
Many of the smaller operators such as Casino Calzone rely heavily on affiliate marketing partners. As such it likely that they have weighed up any potential future transgressions by affiliates in marketing their brands and the subsequent exposure to actions that this brings from the UK’s regulator, which has formed the basis of their decision to leave the UK.