EPassporte Suspends Service to Online Bingo Players

Online bingo sites like BingoBoat usually offer a wide variety of deposit and withdrawal options. Most accept major credit cards and pre paid credit cards have become a favorite way for American players to fund their online bingo accounts. In addition to credit cards ewallet services play a big part in the online gaming industry. PayPal, Neteller and EPassporte are all very popular options for online bingo players. Although some of these ewallet services prohibit American players from using their services they are very popular in the UK and Europe where online gambling laws are lax.

After the passage of anti online gambling legislation in the US many Neteller users found their accounts unexpectedly frozen and it took months for Neteller to return funds to online bingo and poker players in the US. The surprise was an unpleasant one for many players who had thousands of dollars tied up in Neteller accounts. Recent news reports indicate that credit card giant Visa has shut down Visa Electron Debit cards issued by EPassporte. EPassporte has been very active in the online gaming industry and the move was unexpected. The ewallet service was a very popular way for sending and receiving funds from online affiliate programs and online bingo sites.

The cards stopped working at ATMs and online September 2nd. EPassporte is telling customers not to worry and that a solution is in the works. EPassporte can no longer issue Visa cards. No explanation has been forthcoming from Visa leaving customers in limbo. Visa has denied shutting down EPassporte and blames their banking partner the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank in the Caribbean. In an email to EPassporte customers company president Christopher Mallick stated, “At this time we do not know why this drastic action was taken by Visa. To us, it is unconscionable that such action would be taken without the opportunity for ePassporte to fully understand Visa’s reasons and to be able to take all steps necessary to keep our program running the way it has so successfully done for over 7 years. But that is what Visa has done.” He also assured customers their funds are safe.

Hopefully the issues will be resolved shortly and online bingo game players who funded their accounts using EPassporte will be able to access their funds and play internet bingo at their favorite sites.

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