Ewalletxpress the Canadian based third party processor has unofficially been closed down by the Department of Justice. The middleman processor was the go between for US players to gamble online. At this point no official statement has been made to confirm the processor has been seized by U.S. authorities. If this is any indication to what happened to Neteller in 2007, then there is no doubt that history has a way of repeating itself.
Ewalletxpress has been nonoperational as of late afternoon on November 12th. The only thing that is official is their repetitive comment of “technical issues” by customer service. The question on everyone’s mind is exactly what type of “technical issues” are there. Some fear the impending doom is for U.S. players to be locked out of their accounts and denied any future service.
As time goes on there is heightened concerns for their customers. Players who have deposited funds in their Ewalletxpress account are unable to have it processed to their bank. In some cases this could mean thousands of dollars hanging in the balance. It could take months before funds are available.
Online casinos and poker sites are feeling the impact as Ewalletxpress has been removed from their payment options. The online gambling community has a large percentage of U.S. based players and this will certainly affect traffic due to the dwindling processors that are available to fund accounts.
On the bright side, new processors will come along and once again the U.S. player will be back in the game. As for the U.S. government a quote from Thomas Jefferson comes to mind “I predict the future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them".
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