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Playtech Dispute Closes Class 1 Casino

Class 1 Casino has stopped accepting deposits temporarily due to a dispute with online gambling software developer Playtech.

An email sent out by the management of Class 1 Casino claims that it has stopped taking deposits for the time being because of "unilateral action of Playtech without any prior notice and at the same time grave breach of the contract from the side of Playtech."

The email goes on to claim that Playtech's software has effectively shut down the gaming servers, which prevents gaming activities from being operational.

Commenting further on the situation the email reads:

"Class 1 Casino management has put a great amount of effort in resolving the matter, but unfortunately with no success. This has taken longer than primarily expected, therefore we are informing you about this unenviable situation only now."

Without commenting on its future plans, Class 1 Casino management says that they have settled all financial obligations to players and affiliates. The email sent out further claims that Class 1 is pursuing "legal actions in order to restore the gaming activities back to normal."

No comment from Playtech was available at the time of this report.

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geGambleMaster
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28 October 2011 - 11:02am
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I've never heard about Class 1 Casino, but Playtech games is what I really like to play. I can't wait seeing the official statement identifying the reason for the closure.

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28 October 2011 - 9:28pm
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I don't believe the explanation here. Class 1 is a rebrand of another casino called Maxima Casino that supposedly went out of business in similar circumstances. Given the track record it is more likely that the owners simply wanted to do a runner with the cash.

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