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Under rules set out by the Gambling Commission of Great Britain (UKGC), all internet gambling businesses must hold player deposits in a separate bank account,...
Player Funds Protection in the UK: How Online Poker Operators Protect Your Money

We list 26 UK gambling operators and how they protect your player funds.

A hesitant start to Caesars bankruptcy proceedings suggest that a resolution will take more time than the company expects.
Industry Insight re-does its math on the EU Vat directive with ugly results.

The police in Malta have arrested the second director of Everleaf, Jean Pavili. He was released on bail after he was charged with the misappropriation of €800,000 from players and not paying €100,000 in licenses and fees.
Hope for Everleaf Players as Second Director Arrested and €900,000 in Assets are Frozen

Assuming a successful prosecution there are sufficient assets to cover players’ claims against the defunct operator.

As the October 1 implementation date approaches for new UK regulations, compliance is throwing up unanticipated consequences of the new regulations.
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Everleaf Director Michael Zwi Oros has been arrested in Malta and charged with misappropriating €800k of player funds and non-payment of gaming taxes and fees.
Malta Arrests Everleaf Director for “Misappropriation” of Player Funds

Michael Zwi Oros has been released on bail and is banned from leaving the island.

Over two years after Everleaf first failed to return customers’ deposits, one player wants to take more direct action.
A Call for Action Against Malta LGA Over Everleaf Debacle

Requests for patience are an inadequate response to players owed money after regulatory failure.

The Maltese government is carrying out an audit of the  Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) into the way it handled the failure of Everleaf and other licensees.
Malta Government Investigating LGA Following Everleaf Failure

Report may recommend “a number of decisions for the strengthening of the LGA’s reputation.”

Government audit of LGA expected to report within a few weeks. A critical report of the LGA's handling of Everleaf licensing is expected to make decisions and recommendations to restore Malta's reputation as a regulator.
Malta Government Investigating LGA Following Everleaf Complaints

Audit results expected within weeks; LGA changes may be necessary to “strengthen reputation.”

Malta LGA suspends Everleaf Gaming licenses. Everleaf cannot open new accounts or accept player deposits from Jul 26.
LGA Finally Suspends Everleaf Gaming Licenses

Almost 18 months since Everleaf withdrew from the US market and payment issues began, its regulator revokes its real money gaming license.

A player that claims he is owed $0k by Everleaf Gaming is mounting his own personal campaign against their regulator.
One Man’s Campaign Against Malta’s LGA

One player, who says he is still owed $30k by Everleaf Gaming, has mounted his own personal campaign against their…

Minted's departure from Everleaf came after Minted's owners alleged nonpayment by Everleaf, and has claimed the network holds all player balances.
Minted Poker Moves to Plutos Network

100% rakeback deal extended to players to reclaim lost balances, but US players are not accepted.

"A number of complaints that were also being indicated to the media, were complaints stemming from non-genuine players," LGA claims.
LGA: Everleaf Complaints From “Affiliates Disguising Themselves as Players”

Everleaf still under investigation, and “players with genuine complaints” are still being processed, Maltese regulator claims.

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