Reports that Tan Sri Vincent Tan has left the online gambling arena appear to be true. Rumors began circulating early last month that the Malaysian business tycoon was shutting down his online gambling sites including Ascot Sports. According the the Malaysian Insider, which issued the first reports, office staff were told on May 9 that the sites were closing effective immediately. Those reports have not been addressed by Tan or any official representative of the company but his websites have had a system message displayed ever since. The message states that players could make withdrawals and otherwise access their accounts but that no deposits or bets could be placed. Further the message stated that all withdrawals must be completed by May 31 and an even more ominous sign was the rejection of the system of all email inquiries as undeliverable.