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9 months ago  ::  12 Jan 17 08:40 PM #1
uk197
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888 has decided to pull its online poker games from Australian markets with less than one week of notice to players! 


An official email was sent out to online poker players with 888 poker accounts registered in Australia today.  It was not good news.  Here is the main content of the email:



Following a business reevaluation, we’d like to inform you that 888poker’s services are not being offered to players residing in Australia and therefore your account will be closed as of 16/01/2017.

You’ll continue to be able to withdraw all funds from your bankroll using our web cashier.

If you’ve already registered to any of our tournaments starting from 16/01/2017 onwards, please unregister as you won’t be able to participate.

Regards,  
888poker team


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9 months ago  ::  12 Jan 17 08:42 PM #2
uk197
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It's not all, heard bad news regarding Slovenia too
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9 months ago  ::  12 Jan 17 10:20 PM #3
Orest
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very bad news///I like to play with aussie players
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9 months ago  ::  12 Jan 17 10:34 PM #4
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That is bad news as we have some good members in here. Wonder why?
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9 months ago  ::  12 Jan 17 10:56 PM #5
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12 Jan 17 04:34 PM , slim wrote:

That is bad news as we have some good members in here. Wonder why?


I think due updates at  https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2016B00186

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9 months ago  ::  12 Jan 17 11:04 PM #6
Rhonda
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yep they have basically banned gambling, but not horse or greyhound racing as this is seen as sports and not gambling!  What a shame for the Aussies that play on here
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9 months ago  ::  14 Jan 17 05:47 AM #7
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Yep bad news indeed, seems we all ran like blind crippled and sick dogs for the last 3 weeks and it appears we can't cash in our thousands of gold coins, n1 m8?Surprised Many thanks.

Saves me making the decision to leave 888. Cool

I wonder how much tax did 888 give our Gov, our people, since Aussies started playing here?Money Mouth There's the problem.Embarassed

GL and GM all, have a great life everyone, it's really quite short.Wink

Help house the homeless or some other good cause..Innocent

Bye now.Frown
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9 months ago  ::  14 Jan 17 08:24 AM #8
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What happens to the funds when we cant draw it out. I only have 15 in account so what happens to my funds. I cant use them and I cant draw out less than $25. 
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9 months ago  ::  14 Jan 17 08:27 AM #9
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Why is 888 cancelling our accounts on 16th January when the legislation hasnt even been passed yet. didnt mind taking the deposit less than a week ago. a brickbat to you 888. 
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9 months ago  ::  14 Jan 17 09:57 AM #10
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14 Jan 17 02:24 AM , Ariom_99 wrote:

What happens to the funds when we cant draw it out. I only have 15 in account so what happens to my funds. I cant use them and I cant draw out less than $25. 





It says players will be able to withdraw their funds, if you can't contact support ASAP

Will all my888poker members please ensure they have their 888poker player name in their profile.
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