Gibraltar fire interrupts Easter online betting

Most of us were busy hiding, finding and/or eating chocolate eggs and bunnies over the Easter long weekend. As a result, you were most likely oblivious to events unfolding in Gibraltar that were having a major impact on the world of online gambling.

On Easter Sunday Gibraltar’s Waterport Power Station exploded in flames and burnt  for a couple of hours before being extinguished, but not before causing a massive power outage to most residents of Gibraltar that lasted a few hours.

Gibraltar fire

Smoke billowing from Gibraltar’s Waterport Power Station | source: AFP

Included among Gibraltar’s residents of course are the who’s who of UK/EU/global online gambling; names like William Hill, Ladbrokes, BetVictor, 32Red and BetFred.

So, if after downing your Cadbury egg you experienced some interruptions to service at your favourite online casino or sports betting site, this time you can probably cut them some slack.

If the lights went out in the studio inside Victor’s Live Casino, now you know why.

Ladbrokes, BetFred and William Hill all tweeted that they were experiencing technical difficulties, the later making it abundantly clear that matters were beyond their control.

Looks like William Hill may have been pretty close to the action!

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