Metro Play Ltd to be ‘wound up’

The UK Gambling Commission announced that Metro Play Limited is being “compulsorily wound up” following a court order.

Metro Play Ltd, the company behind the UK-facing 666Bet and Metro Play online gambling sites, is being liquidated after its operating licence lapsed. 

“They are no longer licensed to provide facilities for gambling in Great Britain,” the commission said on its website.

“The Commission does not know whether this development will have any impact on the payment of outstanding balances to customers.”

The company had its licenses suspended in March after 666Bet director Paul Bell was arrested as part of a £21 million ($32.5 million) money laundering and VAT fraud investigation.

A spokesperson for the owner of Metro Play said last month that funds will be made available to pay customers who have requested withdrawals, subject to such claims being satisfactorily validated by the company.