Reaction to Microgaming's Pulling out of the US

25 November 2008

You can always count on Games and Casinos to help players find good places to play online. And they have done it again, when sites pull out of the US, they always find new places for you!

(PRWEB) November 24, 2008 — When Microgaming announced that it’s online casinos would not accept any new United States players, was quick to locate reliable online casinos to fill the void. GamesandCasino recommends 5 alternate software companies that accept United States Players.

All online casinos running on Microgaming software have suddenly stopped accepting new players from the US. The Belle Rock online Casino and Poker Group even closed the accounts of all US players. Next, the Grand Prive online Casino group closed their affiliate program. And more fallout is expected as the situation unfolds.

This unexpected and sudden development happened because the state of Kentucky is attempting to seize 141 gambling domains, even though the domains are registered in other jurisdictions around the world. (Commonwealth of Kentucky Franklin Circuit Court, Division II, Civil Action No.: 08- CI-1409). This has raised protest from groups outside the online Gambling Industry. For instance, the ACLU of Kentucky, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) have filed an Amicus brief. (Court of Appeals of Kentucky, No 2008-CA-2036, related to 2008-ca-2000 and 200-CA-2019) This happened in support of the IMEGA (Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association) brief filed in the case (Court of Appeals of Kentucky, CR 76.36). If this seizure is actually enforced, there is nothing to prevent any jurisdiction from all around the world from seizing any domain name they please for any reason they like. This is causing wide spread concern among all online businesses.

GamesandCasino visitors complained that they lived in states where it is legal to play and now they lost their favorite online casinos. So has been busy finding everyone a new place to gamble online. In the process, two new software companies with very interesting games, especially online slots games, surfaced. Wizard Gaming has a fresh approach and concentrates on online slots games. Top Gaming covers a broader set of games and also sports an impressive set of online slots. Online slots players will appreciate the additional variety of games. These software new comers will however have a hard time competing with Vegas Technology, which boasts daily tournaments in many casino games, RTG Casinos, the home of random jackpots and Rival Casinos, which offer slots with interactive story lines.

Dominique of GamesandCasino commented:
“There are still plenty of online casinos around that accept US players. Online gamblers need to be careful though, this sort of situation (prohibition-like government behavior) tends to trigger all kinds of rogue businesses to surface. Online gambling prohibition is no different. Players need to make sure they check any place where they might want to gamble online against the GamesandCasino listed casinos. If they are not listed at Games and Casino, we advise gamblers not to play there!”

Of course United States online gamblers need to heed the laws governing their own states. Short of that, there is nothing keeping US citizens from enjoying online Bingo, Poker and Casino games.

Players who live in states with restrictive laws can still enjoy many of the exact same games in the Free Casino Games section of GamesandCasino.

For additional information please contact Dominique(at) or visit

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Dominique, CEO

Good going Dominique, and thank you from all the US players!!

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