There have been several complaints of late by American online players and affiliates to leading payments solutions provider, Quick Tender, about a delay in their payments.
Quick Tender was caught by surprise by these complaints as these funds had been remitted by them to players from their European bank accounts as instructed and in time.
Quick Tender released a public statement after an extensive probe and explained the problem by saying that although they have for many years provided efficient and reliable service to the online gambling industry this exceptionally good service can be nullified by what it calls “the vagaries of the US administration”. Quick Tender was referring to the recent actions by the US federal enforcement agencies which led to three leading US online poker rooms being forced to shut down and bank accounts being frozen.
The payments solution provider revealed that over the last two weeks it has transmitted withdrawals initiated by their account holders to beneficiary bank accounts in the United States and that these funds have left their account in Europe. The funds seem to have been accumulated in the Quick Tender banker’s correspondent banking partners’ accounts in America and have been frozen. These funds could be subject to seizure order of the US authorities.
Quick Tender has decided to suspend future withdrawals until the funds that are presently frozen are released and is trying to find the best possible way to restart withdrawals so that funds will actually reach the users.