Closed Casino Sites

The casino industry is highly competitive, especially in the UK, and it is natural that many newer brands fail to gain enough market share and close down.

On this page we list sites that have closed permanently or have closed to the UK market.

Bethard

Operated by:
Bethard Group Limited
Launched:
2014

Bethard closed to the UK in June 2020 citing 'strategic reasons', which ultimately means they found it too hard to make money in the competitive market.

Bethard Summary

It’s good to see an online casino that has been developed by the very people it exists to serve. Professional gamers are responsible for the creation of the site and you can be sure they know what it takes to provide an enjoyable and fully rounded experience.

The site is expertly designed, with game access well thought through at every stage. You can search for something specific, browse a list of all games or separate them into categories, and Bethard suggest a few of their favourites in each category too if you don’t know where to start.

This is a place where you will find plenty of big, confidence inspiring names from payment providers to game providers, such as Skrill, Neteller, and Paysafecard, to Quickspin, NetEnt, Yggdrasil, and Microgaming – plus, the recent link up with game provider Betsoft (I think the name similarity is coincidental) will no doubt see plenty of their games listed as well.

It’s also worth knowing that Bethard have been shortlisted for an EGR customer services award, so their 24/7 support team must be making all the right noises.

Mobile gamers are given plenty of consideration here with an app available for both android and iOS users, and there are no compromises if you choose to play on your mobile; the full range of services are still available, including live casino from Evolution Gaming and Bethard’s fantasy sports which serve as an ideal way to link the casino to their superb sportsbook.

MoPlay

Operated by:
Launched:
2017

The owner of MoPlay, Addison Global Ltd, went into liquidation in early 2020.  Accounts were purchased by Bertfed and the MoPlay brand ceased to operate.

MoPlay casino screenshot

The casino arm of MoPlay, although delivered stylishly and professionally, could probably do with a little expansion since it has one of the smallest game libraries we have come across - but don’t write it off just yet.

First of all, the attached sportsbook is one very good reason to give them a shot if you are a gamer who also bets on the football, for example, and while it can’t quite square up to the famous brands it covers a wealth of sports and competitions and also offers live betting capabilities.

Secondly, the live casino is powered by non-other than Evolution Gaming, who simply cannot be beaten in the live gaming arena and are a huge draw at any casino.

This only leaves us with a little over 100 slot games to enjoy, which is a little disappointing for any online casino, but on the plus side they are delivered by some quality developers such as NetEnt, Quikspin, and PlayN’GO, so you can at least be sure that they are worth your time.

Considering all of the above, MoPlay is a decent destination for players who like to try a bit of everything without getting bogged down, and who don’t require any specialist payment methods.

MustardBet

Operated by:
Mustard Sports Limited
Launched:
2017

MustardBet ceased trading and closed in October 2019.  The brand, established in 2017, ultimately failed to get a sufficient footing in the British market.

MustardBet Summary

If I could only use one word to describe MustardBet casino, it would be ‘uncomplicated’. That goes for the design, the layout, the navigation, everything.

For many this could all feel a bit too bare and plain, but for others it will be the perfect tonic to all of those flashy sites that won’t leave you alone.

You can play around 230 games in total with a good 200 of those being slots, so this is a good place for players that are maybe new to online gaming or those that feel easily overwhelmed by the busier sites out there.

The straightforward nature of this site continues in the way they reward players too. Instead of big offers, confusing loyalty schemes, and unachievable wagering requirements, MustardBet give cashback on the vast majority of the games on their site. You will either get 1% or 2% cashback on the games you play, plain and simple.

This is a novel way of doing things and you might be surprised at how quickly this all adds up if you play regularly.

Being an independent company MustardBet are able to operate in whichever way they choose, and the decision to make everything simpler than perhaps any other site on the market is an interesting one. The site itself adds nothing to the experience so it is all about the games, and the terms are clear and fair and easy to understand.

Fable Casino

Operated by:
Launched:
2017

Fable Casino was permanently closed in August 2019.

fable casino screenshot

Fable Casino is a multiplatform online casino and then some. A lot of brands are powered by 5 or 6 different providers with maybe one other running the live casino – not Fable. Being one of ProgressPlay’s litter they have access to a game library from of 38 different developers. It’s quite a list, too, containing the great and the good of software providers as well as some smaller outfits you might not have heard of but will be glad you tried.

This obviously adds up to a huge number of titles, so for players who value diversity and variety this is a great new option to try. It’s not just slots, either - although of course these do make up the lion’s share of what’s on offer – there are a good number of table games to sample and even more once you open the door to the live casino.

Fable have opted for a more luxurious overall feel utilising a black and gold colour scheme with soft greys to add texture. They have half achieved this, but there is a little way to go before it really stands out as a high-end site. A few more payment options would help.

It is a lovely site to use, though, both in terms of design and functionality, and you will likely see a fair few branded games you recognise from elsewhere, too.

Casino Dames

Operated by:
Launched:
2018

Casino Dames had a very short life indeed, the Nektan operated brand opened in 2018 and closed in 2019.

Casino Dames Summary

This one is all about girl power, so it’s aimed at the gaming ladies among you. They claim all of their games are ‘female friendly’ – I’ve no idea what that means but I do know that this is one heck of a casino.

One of the best things about this website is the build itself, it’s big, wide, and open, giving the games plenty of room to breath and simultaneously making them easier to browse. The site is also split into six distinct sections which you can jump between in a jiffy, so you are never distracted by games you aren’t interested in at the time.

If you go for the slots section you can choose between 500 slots from only the best providers; choose casino and you will be looking at a great selection of blackjack and roulette variations (hopefully other games will be added soon); live casino will, unsurprisingly, open the live casino with Evolution at the helm guiding you through the very best blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and poker tables with live dealers streamed to your screen; there’s a scratch card section for instant wins and simpler play; the jackpot section is where the life changing potential wins are found; and finally, the promotions page with get you up to speed on how you can enhance your bankroll.

Phew! That’s quite a haul, and there are also interesting tid bits of casino general knowledge scattered about the place if you want to get yourself educated, so every day’s a school day at Casino Dames.

All games are available as demo’s too so you can try before you buy, and you can buy with a great range of payment methods, which shows that these guys are coming at things from a customer focused point of view.

Black Spins

Operated by:
Launched:
2019

As of 2020 Black Spins no longer accepts UK customers.

Black Spins Summary

Ever heard of an online pokie? It’s what they call slots in Australia and New Zealand, and since Black Spins is a New Zealand themed site, pokies are what you will be playing here. The name and logo also make reference to the famous Rugby team, the All Blacks, well known for their terrifying haka.

Things are much friendlier onsite though, there is even a blog which hosts interesting articles covering all things gaming; from slots and scratch cards to side bets on blackjack they have you covered.

As well as the blog, there are a good number of regular promotions that may cover free spins, weekend rewards, and time limited bonuses on deposits. On top of this the VIP scheme is just a little bit special, because once you are in you are in for life. That’s right, no monthly targets to hit, you only need to prove yourself once per VIP tier. These tiers are based on deposit amounts so you could even try to save up to gain access.

But let's not forget why we are all here – the games themselves.

Black Spins has more slots than you can shake a stick at and a healthy handful of casino table games and jackpots on top. There is no live casino, but the providers for the other games will be player favourites. Expect to find old hands like IGT, Microgaming and NetEnt, alongside newer exciting developers such as Iron Dog, Yggdrasil, and Red Tiger.

If you plan to play on your mobile then you will only lose access to a few games as most of their catalogue is mobile ready; there isn’t an app yet but the mobile site is set up and raring to go.

Chelsea Palace

Operated by:
Launched:
2018

Chelsea Palace is no longer available in the United Kingdom.

Chelsea Palace Summary

Living the high life in Chelsea may be nothing more than an expensive pipe dream for most of us, but with this latest white label casino from Nektan you can at least play make believe for a while.

This is a site that sits happily in the middle ground of the online casino industry, offering plenty without attempting to specialise in any particular area. Instead, there is just enough of everything to keep your average player happy; 600+ slots, around 30 casino games, 10 or so jackpots – you get the idea.

The theme of granting your day to day player access to the finer things in life is backed up with a diverse selection of payment methods covering card, e-wallets, and phone payments, that will be more than enough for most of us. What’s more, the payment limits are fair and manageable at £10 for deposits and £20 for withdrawals, and processing times for withdrawals aren’t cheeky either, topping out at 3 business days.

There is also 24/7 support available in one form or another which is not something you often get with smaller online casino’s, so bravo to Chelsea Palace for that. Jolly good show, what!

If you are worrying about the game providers than you needn’t – this is Chelsea after all – only the finest titles are on display and they are handpicked from 30 different providers. That means that you are unlikely to find any single provider’s entire catalogue, but you can be assured that any that are missing will be the games with less to offer. Only the cream of the crop has made the list at Chelsea Palace.

GiveMeBet

Launched:
2018

GiveMeBet was closed down in the spring of 2020 having only been launched in 2018.  The brand was part of the Argyll group and is unlikely to return, issues around increased regulation and taxes in the UK were cited as the primary reason.

GiveMeBet Summary

It’s straight down to business with GiveMeBet. No flowery homepage bumpf, no flashy offer screen to get through, just games front and centre as soon as you load the professionally presented site. There aren’t exactly hundreds of them though.

Unusually for a casino site, slots don’t seem to be the main event, with a much greater range of traditional casino and table games available numbering around 110, not forgetting the dedicated live casino that is powered by industry favourite Evolution Gaming.

This focus on table games probably explains why there is a dedicated tab for ‘High Stakes’ games in the sub-menu, GiveMeBet wants to attract the more serious breed of online gambler, those who play to test their smarts rather than just play for fun, and those who play with heart pounding sums of money. Although, saying that, the minimum deposit is only £10 and the minimum withdrawal isn’t too restrictive at £20.

This is probably not the place for the casual slot player then (although the slots games on hand are from industry leading developers), but if you like roulette, blackjack, video poker, baccarat, pontoon, etc. then fill your boots.

Sadly I have to report that I had a few issues with the website and the link to the terms leads to an error page which is initially concerning, but customer services are on hand until 10pm and the site is owned by Argyll Entertainment who are fully licensed by the UKGC and have a respectable rep, so it’s no doubt just a technical error that is all in hand.

High Roller Casino

Operated by:
Launched:
2017

High Roller Casino was closed to the UK market in the autumn of 2019.

high roller casino screenshot

It can be hard to find a real USP and stand out in a crowded market, but High Roller have done just that with a rather bold move. They have taken the online casino and smashed it together with an online strategy game to create something more immersive and interactive than the norm – there is even a customisable avatar.

The whole thing is set in the dark metropolis of Metrocity, and players advance from one district to another collecting loyalty points (or coins as they are here) as they go. These can be exchanged for goodies, but beware, if you are inactive for too long other players can ‘sting’ you and steal your coins, which means you can do the same to them.

This definitely won’t be for everyone, but it’s certainly original.

The site is slot heavy with only around 10% of the games belonging to other categories such as table games or the live casino, but there is variety in there and only the best developers are granted a place on the list. Also, for such a new casino the game library is stacked.

Promotions tend to roll out regularly and stick to the overall theme, but for the most part the site is fairly simple and everything hinges on whether or not you want to throw yourself into an alternative gaming experience of mischief and rewards – as they put it.

22Bet

Operated by:
Tonybet OÜ
Launched:
2018

22Bet closed to new UK customers on 01/09/2020.  Only users outside of the UK can now register with the brand

22Bet Summary

This is another casino from Lithuanian businessman and professional poker player Antanas Guaga, and the site has a refreshing layout that is different from the crowd.

No less than 16 game developers provide a library of over 350 slots, and while plenty of them are powered by old stalwarts like NextGen, NetEnt, and NYX, 22Bet also give the new blood a chance to shine by welcoming titles from younger studios like Chance Interactive and Elk.

This isn’t a casino that plays on gimmicks to keep players happy, instead the focus is on supplying quality games and making them easy to access. They can also boast a range of their own live games alongside a well decked out live casino hosted by Evolution Gaming.

Regular casino promotions don’t seem to be a priority here, although players who also dabble in sports betting will find some offers to take advantage of over at the sportsbook. If you want to try and persuade them to send a little more love the casino’s way then customer support can be contacted 24/7.