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Players Claim LGA Negligent in Everleaf Fiasco

Poker players hoping to someday be reimbursed by Everleaf Gaming have called the Maltese Lotteries and Gaming (LGA) authority negligent in handling the affair and properly responding to customer complaints.

Everleaf pulled out of the U.S. market last year, leaving many players holding an empty bag in the form of unpaid account balances on Everleaf skins. The LGA stated earlier this year that a majority of players had been reimbursed and that complaints of non-payment were coming from affiliates posing as players.

Players voiced their displeasure at that statement, with one particular group of players estimating that only 3% of withdrawal requests had actually been honored. Two weeks ago, the LGA finally announced the suspension of Everleaf’s gaming licenses after allowing the network to continue operating despite “a number of irregularities” found in Everleaf’s operating procedures.

“Due to its suspension of licences, Everleaf Gaming Limited is therefore not authorised to continue conducting gaming by means of distance communications under an Authority Licence,” the LGA statement said.

This again incensed players, who felt the licensing body had not only done too little, but had taken action much too late, the Times of Malta reported. Reimbursement for those with unpaid funds on Everleaf looks to be highly unlikely at this point.


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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.