666Bet notifies customers to open Skrill accounts for withdrawal payments

666betFollowing more than a month without being able to process its player withdrawals following its temporary license suspension by the UK Gambling Commission.

Embattled sports betting operator 666Bet has issued a statement on its website instructing customers to open third party payment provider accounts with online wallet Skrill in order for the company to begin processing its payments

The statement on the 666Bet website reads

“In preparation for you being able to access your account and make a withdrawal can we ask that all customers who do not currently have a Skrill/Moneybookers account to please open one as soon as possible as this will be the only option open to customers in the near future.”

“666Bet would like to thank customers once again for their patience in this matter and we appreciate your understanding in what has been a very difficult period where we have been reliant on other 3rd parties”

The news that 666Bet will attempt to process player payments using Skrill payment services will relieve affected customers, as UK news sources have reported that several punters have had thousands of pounds in the bookmakers accounts.

On 15 April 666Bet stated that the company could not process payments through third party services as its temporary suspension had caused third party providers to reject its processing requests. 666Bet stated that the UKGC statement on customer withdrawals had been misleading

In light of its statement the UKGC responded with the below statement

“The Commission made it clear, when it suspended Metro Play Limited’s licence on 20 March, that it is authorised to settle any outstanding winning bets that it accepted in reliance on its operating licence and return any outstanding balances to customers – and we expect it to do so.  This remains the Commission’s position. The Commission has not specified the method by which Metro Play Limited should pay customers. At no point has Metro Play Limited or its third party providers requested the Commission’s approval in order to carry out this task.”

666Bet operations continue to be suspended

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