ComeOn to Close Doors on UK Players – What Should You Do?

It has been announced that bookmaker ComeOn will close its UK operation at the end of September. The bookmaker will now focus on other markets and has cited ‘strategic business reasons’ for closing down their UK facing platform.

They will instead focus on other markets instead of the UK, mainly around Europe. The UK market is a very competitive environment, with many bookmakers trying to win business, whereas other markets are not as saturated, which is now where ComeOn will be focusing on.

The news will come as a blow to those who already have a betting account with ComeOn and enjoy their service, however you now need to focus on what you need to do to ensure you know when to stop betting, and when to remove your funds from the account to avoid any delays. The decision to close also affects their associated brands too, which are and alongside and the same rules and dates apply to those.

Here are the dates you need to look out for:

  • On 23rd September, ComeOn will stop accepting new players from the UK market
  • On 27th September, ComeOn will stop accepting deposits from existing players in the UK
  • 29th September is the last day that players can withdraw funds in the usual way
  • On 30th September all accounts will be deactivated which means restricted access
  • If you need to withdraw funds from September 30th onwards you will have to contact ComeOn customer support

It is also worth noting the following, for customers that have placed ante-post bets with them, which extend past the 30th September deadline that the following applies:

“All bets due to be settled on or after the deactivation date will be cancelled and stakes will be refunded.”

This means that regardless of how your bet looks at the time, if it is not completed by 30th September then it will be voided and your stake will be returned. There will be no early payouts, and no one will lose their stake based on how the bet has done so far. With ante-post betting continuing to be popular, it is expected that this will affect some players.

Now that we have received this news, we have stopped promoting ComeOn as a brand, and we will continue to do this moving forward. We do not believe that we should be sending UK players to a bookmaker that is closing in just a few short weeks from now and not accepting players from our area.

Instead, we will continue to work with brands that are accepting new UK players, and if you have been affected by the closure of ComeOn and you need a new bookmaker to replace them then rest assured, those we have on our site have shown no signs of closing in the same way. We have a large range of bookmakers, who all accept UK players and offer a welcome bonus to those who sign up with them.

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