This month there was a fire at Gibraltar, the headquarters for an online gambling regulation and licensing service. Gibraltar had to shut down their operations for a week after a large fire was caused when a fuel tank exploded. It effected every single power system in a two block radius and houses located within the unsafe zone were evacuated from their homes while the fire was being dealt with.
The fire started at one o’clock in the afternoon and didn’t stop until four o’clock in the afternoon. During the blaze the majority of equipment used by Gibraltar was destroyed in the blaze which is why the regulators and licensers have been forced to shut down their operations for a week. This in return has upset several well known casinos in the online gambling market which includes BetFred, Ladbrokes and William Hill.
The reason these operators were upset due to the fire is because they were forced to shut down operations for one day. The fire shut down their gambling networks which meant none of the games they offer could be loaded. Gibraltar took it upon themselves to go to one of their sub-stations and bring equipment that would allow for all of these casinos to resume operations while the main headquarters while still under repairs.
William Hill, BetFred and Ladbrokes alongside all of the other casinos effected by this fire began their operation one day after the headquarters was set on fire.