William Hill leaves British Columbia

The leader bookmaker in the UK recently paid its biggest prize, £3 million –US$4.3 M.–.

Canadian customers were notified of the decision by email last week.

Canada.- William Hill is ending its online operations in British Columbia tomorrow (Tuesday). The online sports betting operator is ceasing its services in the Canadian province due to regulatory issues “beyond control and with very short notice,” as they notified their regional clients last week.

Players will no longer be able to bet on the website as soon as tomorrow, but they can withdraw “any outstanding balance at any time.” William Hill will publish another announcement when customers will not be able to enter to the account in the future. “We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you,” stated the gaming company.

Offshore sport betting operators offer services in British Columbia due to a loophole in the legally online gambling law. Regulated activity is limited to individual provincial lottery corporation. In the last few years, many companies, such as Paddy Power, Ladbrokes and Betfair, shut down their sport betting offering in the province after seemingly regulatory issues.

However, William Hill is not leaving Canada entirely as the company recently provided its financial help, among with Sky Betting, to NYX Gaming in the acquisition progress of the technology betting company, OpenBet.