Skrill Abandons Canadian Gambling

Skrill (formerly known as Moneybookers), a prominent payment processor, has discontinued conducting transactions for Canadian gamblers. The initial information was published on the 2+2 poker player forum by Benjamin Salskaya. Skrill officials conveyed in a letter that they will no longer accept payments from merchants. The company stated that this decision was reached as a result of a ‘global assessment of its activities’, without providing further details.

The company’s withdrawal from Canada preceded a peculiar incident that recently unfolded at Titan Poker room, where Canadian players were notified that the room intended to terminate financial operations within 30 days. This announcement came shortly after the planned transfer of Ladbrokes iPoker room to the MPN network. However, just two or three days later, Titan announced through its official Twitter account that Canadian customers could still play, deposit and withdraw money, and make real profits. Additionally, players were offered bonuses to encourage them to remain in the ‘uncertain’ room, which is part of the iPoker network.

The cause of this confusion remains a mystery. There have been no changes in gambling legislation, and no requirements for international, drastic actions have been imposed. Thus, despite Skrill confirming its course of action, the motivation behind it remains unclear.