Many online casino fans looking to play their favourite games over the long Easter bank holiday weekend were left disappointed when many popular operators went offline over this key period.
In fact, you may have been affected personally, and are still in the dark as to what exactly caused the unexpected downtime at websites including Ladbrokes and William Hill.
It appears that the reason for the outage was an explosion and subsequent fire at a power station in Gibraltar, where many international betting operators are based. Thankfully, no-one was harmed as a result of the incident, although many online gamblers took to social media sites to try and find out what was going on.
William Hill reported that their services were affected for around two and a half hours, informing their customer base about a “spot of trouble” via their Twitter account. Members of rival operator, Betfred, were still unable to log in to their accounts six hours after the company announced the reason behind the outage via a Tweet. Only BetVictor was able to retain a relatively normal service, thanks to the operator’s backup generator which kicked into play after the fuel tank explosion.
All the affected sites are now back online, so if you missed out on your planned bank holiday gaming session, you could always try again next weekend.