Minted Poker officials have informed players of their intention to leave the Everleaf Gaming Network. The online poker site operator has cited frustration with the lack of communication and lengthy cash out times as reasons for this announcement.
Minted Poker has cited frustrations with the lack of communication involving pertinent issues of delayed withdrawals. The operator has stated that the Everleaf Gaming Limited CEO and COO have been unresponsive over the past 4 months. Given the many issues, Minted Poker has tentatively announced its intention to leave the network, although it acknowledged the possibility of opposition from Everleaf.
Over the past year, Everleaf Gaming Limited has drawn the ire of its network sites, affiliates, and players over the increased delays in withdrawals. The network attempted to alleviate the issue by withdrawing from the US market in early 2012. However, withdrawal issues have remained an issue for both non-US players and US players with funds in the Everleaf Gaming Network.
Non-United States players have experienced average withdrawal delays that have lasted nearly 6 months. Some players have waited nearly 9 months for such full withdrawals of payments. United States players were informed that they would be able to withdraw funds into a Moneybookers, Neteller, or non-US bank account. Unfortunately, these options are unavailable to the most players as the options require opening a foreign bank account.
Minted Poker and its affiliates have taken action to prevent further problems with the Everleaf Gaming Network. The poker site operator removed all cash out options in early February to prevent further loss of player funds. Furthermore, a reputable affiliate informed players that the Everleaf Gaming Network was an unsafe place to play and that it has decided to remove Minted Poker from its rakeback offerings.
The Lotteries and Gaming Association of Malta has also issued a statement that it would be monitoring the Everleaf Gaming Network. The Commission has ensured “the remittal of all legitimate outstanding funds owed by the licensee to its registered players who have made a request to that effect” in a statement issued last month.
Minted Poker has advised all players to remove funds from the Everleaf Gaming Network as soon as possible and outlined the following steps to obtaining funds.
1. Please complete this form: E-mail
2. Email [email protected]
3. Complete this form: http://www.lga.org.mt/lga/Contact.aspx?id=85807
Minted Poker has been one of the flagship sites of Everleaf Gaming Network. It gained some popularity in 2011 after it announced the availability of Western Union cash outs for United States players. However, this policy and the inclusion of US players were short lived and problems began to ensue for the network. The latest debacle for Everleaf may signal the beginning of the end for the embattled network.