Online bingo-led operator Jackpotjoy Group has confirmed that its InterCasino and Vera&John igaming entities are to withdraw from the UK market.
Existing customers are to be able to log in and play on both brands until closure takes place on Tuesday 3 September, however new registrations are no longer being accepted.
Issuing the news with statements on the individual sites, it is thought that each is to remain in operation across other regions beyond the stipulated date of UK closure.
Earlier in the year Jackpotjoy reported a 13 per cent year-on-year climb in Q1 gaming revenue to £83.3m, with negatives outweighed by the continuing stellar success of the Vera&John brand, which posted a 62 per cent Q1 increase in gaming revenue, meaning it accounted for 41 per cent of total group revenue.
With a similar such statement placed on each site, the note to customers on Vera&John read: “We’ve had some good times, haven’t we? Unfortunately, even good things must come to an end, and the time has come for us to say goodbye. As of Tuesday 3rd September, we will no longer be operating in the UK, and access to your account will be blocked.
“From today, Monday 5th August, we will no longer accept new registrations. If you’ve already registered and you’ve yet to claim your welcome bonus, don’t fret. You can still deposit and claim your bonus spins.
“However, in preparation for the closure, we will be ceasing all promotional activity immediately. That includes onsite promotions, email offers, and tournaments. We will also begin to phase out the loyalty shop. We’re not going to cut off promotions happening right now, so please rest assured that those will be completed, and all winnings will be paid out as normal.
“As of Tuesday 27th August, you will no longer be able to make deposits or place wagers using your account. Rest assured, if you still have cash funds in your account, you can still access it in order to withdraw your balance until Tuesday 3rd September. Do withdraw any cash balance in your account at your earliest convenience.
“If you need help withdrawing your balance, please contact our customer support team via email on [email protected], or via live chat.
“It’s been wonderful, but we’ve reached the end of our journey together. We’d like to thank you for your loyalty and wish you all the best for the future.”