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20 December 2020 - 11:35am

Astralbet closes the doors

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Logging into Astral bet casino today the big notice after 13 years the doors are closing. come the 31st December
Have been a member for many years but only played approx. 1-2 times a month of late
I can still recall a few reasonable collects/ and any withdrawals never a problem.
All the best to the service personal whom were always pleasant to me.

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20 December 2020 - 9:15pm
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Oh didn't know they were around for that long. Just checked their website and you're right- they have the message of ending business on their homepage. But are the sister site Gowild affected too?

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20 December 2020 - 10:33pm
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I gave up with Go wild as they would send crazy free game promotions every second day when they realized I played at Astral bet occasionally. From memory they(owners of Astral and Go Wild purchased another casino a year back also.

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20 December 2020 - 10:56pm
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The entire Gowild group is shutting down, including AstralBet. They announced it a few months ago.

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20 December 2020 - 11:08pm
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Cheers CL-Ed I warmed to Astral bet but kept my distance from the other Casinos in their group.

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21 December 2020 - 10:21am
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CL-Ed wrote:

The entire Gowild group is shutting down, including AstralBet. They announced it a few months ago.

Oh I guess I miss that announcement. To be honest, not a huge surprise, wasn't a fan of them and their terms.

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22 December 2020 - 12:59am
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They used to be very good when they first opened and for many years after. A few years ago, I'm not sure if they changed hands or something but all their T&Cs went bad, their bonus policy became very unfriendly to players, and they started doing strange things like selling all their UK players to 32Red then re-opening to UK players a year or two later.

More recently they opened up a bunch of grey market casinos mainly targeting Australians which they continue to pretend are not run by them. So I'm wondering if they just decided to shut down all their licensed casinos to focus on the unregulated ones.

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29 December 2020 - 11:16pm
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Who said all GO WILD CASINOS had closed.
It appears there maybe some truth in your thinking CL-Ed about unregulated.
Spin Million is still alive and a Licensed Curacao site.
100% improvement on the the last model. Seems to have all the"" bells and whistles"" as well as a good variety of live casino games.
Maybe you could review the site and recommend if it meets your players pass mark
Happy New Year

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30 December 2020 - 1:30am
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They announced they were closing on December 31 so we're not there yet.

I include Curacao "licensed" sites in the unregulated category because that is what they are. They would most likely deny that Spin Million or any of their other grey market casinos were related to GoWild if you asked them. I mean they continue to pretend that their Aussie targeted site called "GW Casino" that they moved all their Australian customers to when GoWild shut them out is unrelated.

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30 December 2020 - 2:51am
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Hi CL-Ed well the new or old Casino called Spin Million is a CURACAO site.100%
There must be some relationship with old and new as my login p/w and all data is loaded with them.(spin Million)
I have noticed spin million is promoted throughout the NZ Web for casino games. Not marketed via promotional groups

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30 December 2020 - 4:40am
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You're misunderstanding me. These other casinos are definitely related to GoWild. We know that.

What I am saying is that they are only shutting down their regulated casinos that had proper licenses in Europe. My guess is because those regulators prevent them from accepting customers from profitable grey markets such as Australia and elsewhere. On the other hand Curacao is unregulated and doesn't care what anyone does with one of their faux licenses.

However they are pretending that they are completely shutting down and that they don't own these other unregulated casinos because (1) they are breaking laws in several countries by accepting the players that they do and (2) there is probably a huge paper trail of who is behind their casinos due to the licenses they acquired in regulated markets that require such information.

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30 December 2020 - 7:18am
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OK am aware Astral bet is was MGA and is owned by Go Wild Malta Ltd along with Spin million and Piggy Bang casino . etc and until the 31st all regulated.
So all the worlds game providers will service and provide a unregulated site without hesitation even before the 31st/1 2021 operating on a wonderful Curacao license.

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