UK based internet casino Vernons has begin blocking access to its site beginning Thursday, as players noted that they have started receiving emails from the company saying that it will stop accepting deposits from various countries.
Countries now being blocked from real play are: Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, North Korea, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, South Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, and The Arab Emirates.
Players from those countries have been told that they have until August 7th to clear their accounts.
Earlier this year a spokesman for Vernons stated that his company would begin to pull out of countries where online betting is not legal. The spokesman said: "Vernons will not offer services online where it is not 100% legal and regulated - both Australia and Holland are 2 such examples. Because of our land-based pools businesses that operate in a number of different countries under individual laws we do not contravene any others. We are keen to see these countries properly regulated and then Vernons is well placed to be able to offer a trusted name in online gaming."