Bingo Entertainment Ltd, the provider of several popular online bingo sites, has announced that as of 23rd January 2007, it will no longer accept bets from players resident in the US.
A Bingo Entertainment Ltd spokesman said “This decision was made due the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), which was passed by US congress in October 2006, and the delays relating to the drafting and implementing of these regulations. We very much regret that due to these circumstances that are beyond our control, we can no longer offer our popular bingo games to our players in the US, many of whom have been loyal players with us since our inception. Of course all players who had funds in their accounts with us will be re-imbursed in full”. He added “This will have no effect on our sponsorship of the ‘Bingo World Championship’ event, scheduled for 7th March 2007, and any US resident players who qualified for this event from any of our sites will still be able to take their place”.
Bingo Entertainment will continue to expand its brands in countries such as Canada, UK, and throughout Europe.