Fuel Tank Explosion in Gibraltar Disrupts Online Gambling Services

The explosion of the fuel tank at Gibraltar power station on Sunday not only caused local disruption but also disrupted international online gambling services for operators based in Gibraltar including William Hill, Betfred and Ladbrokes.

BetVictor had an emergency power generator which eliminated an outage.

UK Premier League football matches were on and prevented punters from placing bets.

Homes were evacuated after the fire began at 1pm and was controlled at approximately 4:30pm local time.
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    Malta and Gibraltar laws are very friendly about taxes, so that's why so many companies are held in there. The psysical address could be somwhere else or not to be at all, but the regitered company is paying the taxes only to gibraltar for exmaple, so it would avoid huge taxes like in USA. Wealth people knows how to bypass rules and laws. This explosion is funny in 1 case - well known companies lost some profits, but the damage for the sea was much bigger...
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    How many times do you hear about a fuel tank explosion that interfered with online gambling somewhere. If that happened in the US and interrupted online gambling here, you would certainly not hear about the gambling interruption on US TV's. There would be a lot of silent, but pissed off people waiting for it to come back up.
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    why the most online casino are in gibraltar or malta, is there something about taxes or law? (I was always interested in that) :)

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