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Gentingbet Closes Online Casino

Gentingbet has announced that it will be closing its online sportsbook on the 16th August 2021 and then the online casino on the 23rd August 2021.

No reasons have been given for this decision.

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Gentingbet announced on the 9th July 2021 that it will be closing its online Sports Book and Casino.

It’s a rather puzzling move, given they operate one of the worlds largest networks of land-based casinos and have invested heavily in their online Live Casino solutions.

To be left without an online presence and no word of whether it will be replaced seems a rather strange move. Especially at a time when there has been an upsurge in new customers to online casinos during these rather difficult times and land-based casinos are struggling for footfall.

Gentingbet has invested heavily in its online live casino presence, with two dedicated studio areas at Evolution, for both their GettingBet and Crockford’s casino brands. They also stream live tables from several of their well known land-based casinos. To pull the plug on all this is a big decision and not one made easily.

In addition, the punters who visit the new Resorts World Casino on the Las Vegas Strip will now have nowhere to continue their relationship with Genting online, once they have returned home.

All in all a strange decision, unless of course there is a replacement being developed in the background.

Of course, if this happens it’s likely to alienate online marketing partners, who will have lost income revenue from the closure and won’t see it return if a new brand opens.

The cynical will see this as a calculated move to reduce costs in one quick sweep, while preparing the ground for a new brand to rise again like a phoenix from the ashes.

Of course, GentaingBet are entitled to do this, but it won’t win them many friends along the way.

I for one am sorry to see their demise, but quite honestly I don’t think they were making the most of their USP online, and certainly were not focused on driving numbers through their online live casino solution, which quite frankly should have been the market leader.

If you’re a current player at GentingBet, I’d advise you to withdraw your funds and signup somewhere else.

My recommendation is Leo Vegas, who have a fantastic online live casino solution.

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