Gibraltar: many bookmakers are based in the British Overseas Territory
Fire causes problems for Gibraltar bookmakers
A FIRE at a power station in Gibraltar has affected the websites of a number of bookmakers based in the territory.
The fire, which has now been extinguished according t0 local media, is understood to have caused power cuts and affected the local telecommunications company, which has led to problems at firms including William Hill and Ladbrokes. Users are also unable to bet through the Racing Post mobile app.
A tweet from William Hill read: "Please be aware that all services are currently down. We are aware of the issue and we are working extremely hard to fix it. We do apologise."
Betfred were directing customers to totepool.com while BetVictor tweeted: "There's no power in Gibraltar. There might be delays & small problems on some markets. Please be patient with us."