Merkur Magic Casino, a Spain-based online platform that used to brand a great range of video slots, table, and card games, suddenly started sending out emails last week about the closure of their services.
The notice goes: “Today we need to inform you that merkurmagic will stop operating on October 9th. Registrations will no longer be possible on merkurmagic.es as of today, September 11th. Existing customers can continue playing and betting until October 4th”
“For organisational reason all commissions from September will be carried over to October. Once October Commissions are calculated please ensure to send your closing invoice within 14 days of notification”
The service originally launched in April of 2016 so it’s a relatively short lifespan for these kinds of services where it could easily go over 10 years of continuous support.
Speculation started amongst users where they’re considering that this unexpected decision could be related to the economic contraction suffered in Spain these past months. The actual worldwide situation possibly impacted the number of concurrent players in a very drastic way, so much so that the firm owners couldn’t support the platform any longer.
There’s not much information about the reasoning behind the decision as of now or what could the future hold with the platform. Could they merge into another firm? Or, is this simply an “abandon ship” situation?
All we are left with so far is this notice on their webpage when trying to apply for registration.
“Thanks for your interest! Unfortunately, Merkurmagic will stop operating in Spain very soon, which is why new registrations are no longer accepted on our website.”