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5Dimes to block US customers, hints at regulated pivot

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Costa Rica-based sportsbook 5Dimes will block access for US customers, hinting that it may look to secure licenses to move into the US regulated betting market.

Costa Rica-based sportsbook 5Dimes will block access for US customers, hinting that it may look to secure licenses to move into the US regulated betting market.

The operator, which does not yet hold any US licences but is popular among American bettors, will stop taking bets from US IP addresses from September 21.

Players must make final withdrawal requests by September 25, and funds that cannot be delivered to players by September 30 will be deemed abandoned.

In a message to customers, the operator did not explicitly say it would enter the regulated market, but said the growth of legal betting prevented an opportunity to offer a new service to customers.

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