FirePay Puts Canadian Online Gamblers On Notice - You're Out

18 February 2007

February 17, 2007

FirePay announced to it’s members it plans to do away with Canadian payments to online gambling merchants beginning February 21, 2007.

“Important policy change for Canadian FirePay account holders

Effective February 21, 2007, FirePay ( will no longer allow Canadian consumer payments to online gambling merchants.

Effective February 28, 2007, FirePay ( will no longer allow Canadian consumers to receive payments from online gambling merchants.

All Canadian FirePay account holders will continue to be able to make purchases and receive payments from non-gambling online merchants, as well as to “Deposit From” and “Withdraw To” their Canadian bank account.”

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