Internet casinos Bet821 and iButler have announced on their websites that they have shut down operations, an end to an existence that was plagued by employees posing as players, spamming various websites and plagiarizing other casino software.
The notices posted on both casino's websites read:
"We would like to inform you that iButler Casino has permanently suspended all its operation activities. Players who have real money balances in their account, kindly contact Customer Support Team by e-mail ([email protected]) "
The casinos launched in 2009 and were almost immediately tagged as spamming various message boards and stealing software ideas from Rival Gaming.
The news of the copied games was spread quickly, which caused a casino employee named Nicos Theocharides to write to several webmasters stating that his company innocently used software provided by Cyprus based Fenganda. He went on to ask that the damaging reports be removed. Most failed to do so and the software continued to be used.
It is unknown what future plans, if any, that the casinos have for themselves.