Asian-facing online gambling operator 138.com has shut its digital doors for as yet unexplained reasons, while Mansion88 has closed its operations in Cambodia and Malaysia.
Earlier this month, some Asian online gambling affiliates began reporting that 138.com/138Bet was shutting down. The site first claimed that customers would be able to withdraw their funds, then alerted its suppliers that their services were no longer required and abruptly went black.
The reason(s) behind 138’s rush to the exits remains a mystery. Some Asian affiliates claimed that the site had shut only temporarily due to its support services in the Philippines being closed as a result of that country’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts. But that seems unlikely, given that the site is completely offline.