Blacklisted and untrustworthy casinos
Unfortunately, some extremely disreputable online casinos continue to operate despite their appalling track records for player security.
If there’s one name in particular that’s associated with poor online practice, it’s the Affactive Casino Group. Based in the Netherland Antilles, Affactive is an affiliate operation that serves as a front for Netad Management and its group of equally questionable casinos.
Both groups are believed to have been behind the hacking of websites in order to promote their casinos. RightCasino has also reported on a story that suggests Affactive might have links to crime organisations in the United States.
Sites associated with Affactive include:
|Online casinos associated with Affactive/Netad Management||Win Palace Casino|
Slots Jungle Casino
Jackpot Grand Casino
Golden Cherry Casino
Slots of Fortune
Grand Macau Casino
Grand Macau Live Dealer Casino
All the aforementioned companies claim to be licensed by the fictitious Curacao Gaming Commission.
But how have Affactive and Netland managed to so spectacularly blot their copybooks?
There are, in fact, a variety of ways in which online casinos can fall foul of the authorities. Some of these include:
In truth, it’s rare for a site to have no licensing at all. What tends to occur is for a company’s license to be deficient in one of more of the following ways:
i) Completely false or partially falsified
ii) Illegally obtained or obtained under false pretences
iii) Unverified or in the process of being officially verified
iv) Licensing fails to cover one or more of the areas in which the company is operating
The punishment for licensing infringements is blacklisting. Sites that have been blacklisted include:
|Atlantic Vegas Casino||False licencing|
|Backgammon Masers||Unverified licencing|
|Eldorado Palace||Unverified licencing|
|EuroPlay Matlta||Unverified licencing|
|Mighty Slots||Unverified licencing|
|Oceans Online Casino||Unverified licencing|
|Rushmore Casino Group||Unverified licencing|
|Slots Alley||Unverified licencing|
|Thebes Casino||Unverified licencing|
|VIP Golden Club||Unverified licencing|
|Winners Island Casino||Unverified licencing|
That the above list is incomplete stems from the fact that the list is growing all the time. Rest assured, RightCasino will report on all future blacklistings.
This can take a number of forms. In the case of Virtual Casino Group, blacklisting was the punishment for running a scam operation. Further examples of player abuse include failing to pay sums on time, withholding payments, spamming customers with unsolicited materials and illegally sharing sensitive material such as email addresses, credit card details, etc
Refusal To Pay Affiliates
A fairly self-explanatory offence that is, alas, all too common. Naturally, such a practice is particularly frowned upon in an industry where trust is at the core of every relationship. In refusing to pay, companies will often claim that this follows a customer’s account becoming inactive and, as such, the company’s terms and conditions no longer apply.
The software in question could be easily hacked, notoriously unreliable and/or demonstrably unfair. World Wide Wagering was blacklisted for the use of biased software. One way in which software might be unfair is if its casino games deliberately have higher payouts on fun/demo mode in order to entice punters into depositing real money. Spielo – Gtech’s gaming product brand – was implicated for this.
Casinos offering products from Sheriff Gaming have had their licenses revoked. Sheriff was a 3D slots provider based out of their Netherlands until their CEO Stijn Flapper was arrested on suspicion of money laundering.
The most famous case of corrupt software in the online gambling niche stemmed from the Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet scandal. Between 2005 and 2007 rogue employees from the poker room giants were found to be exploiting a software glitch in order to read opponent hole cards.
There’s a good reason reputable online casino’s terms and conditions pages run to several hundred words – if they didn’t then customers might have a point when they get in touch to complain that that free £100 deposit bonus didn’t marry up with their understanding of the term ‘free’. Unfortunately, there are sites out there that aren’t so concerned with the small print and these are regularly found in violation of national and/or international advertising standards legislation.
UK licensed casinos are now told to refer to ‘free spins’ as ‘bonus spins’ in television campaigns.
To some extent, this is a blanket term covering many of the above practices. However, fraud also covers such areas as viruses, phishing and money laundering. And as a 2011 FBI investigating revealed, fraud can also relate to the manner in which sites interact with both banks and financial backers.
In addition to the aforementioned blacklisted sites, a number of online casinos have indulged in – or been alleged to have participated in – practices that have resulted in the wider gaming community labelling them untrustworthy. The following all merit your attention. They are listed in accordance with their alleged misdoings:
|Inefficient Banking||African Palace Casino|
|Multiple Player Complaints||Balzac Casino|
Grand Prive Casinos
Lucky 18 Casino
|Closing Player Accounts Without Explanation||Betport|
|Confiscation Of Funds||Class1casino|
|Refusal To Cash Out||Londoncasino|
Sierra Star Casino Group
|Unresponsive Customer Service||Sunshine Casino|
|Inconsistent Terms And Conditions||Vegas24|
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