Published on 17 February 2015 by Rhi
Online gambling in Romania is completely legal. In order to obtain a Romanian license, they ask that online casinos have some kind of stake in a land based casino in Romania, however the EU has repeatedly blocked this regulation, meaning there is nothing to stop foreign based online casinos offering their services to players in Romania. However, Netent casino Bet at Home have just announced their removal from the Romanian market, effective immediately. All Romanian player accounts have been closed and they will no longer accept Romanian players.
They have not stated whether Romanian players were warned of this action before it happened, but I think it’s quite unlikely, as they themselves have admitted that the decision was taken very quickly. Upon pressure for further information they claimed;
The reason behind is that the licensing conditions by the Romanian government and the economic value out of the Romanian market, don’t make it attractive to further being active in the market.
– Bet at Home Affiliate Team
I immediately hopped on Live Chat to get hold of the Bet at Home player support team for more information and, after a lengthy wait, was told that Romanian players may contact the Helpdesk in order to arrange the refund of any money that may be in the account. Don’t expect a quick resolution though- it took me 20 minutes to get through to an agent via Live Chat and they stated that each case would need to be investigated before any remaining funds would be refunded.