Online gaming is considered a safe form of online entertainment. However, there are some rogue casinos that are not to be trusted, and which can land players in hot water.
Playcasinos.ca is dedicated to keeping our players safe. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the worst offenders in the industry, and why they should be avoided. Think of this page as the ultimate casino blacklist, where you can find out whether you’re playing somewhere safe and reputable.
Popular casino scams found online includes:
- Offering members bad software instead of regulated software
- Not solving customer issues
- Refusing to pay out winnings
- Rigging online casino games
- Payments fraud
- Operating in markets where casino gaming is banned
- Not holding a license
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This group has a consistent history of not paying currency conversion winnings. It is known for the deliberately slow processing of withdrawals as well as repeatedly requesting proof of identification documents to stall payments. Virtual Casino Group changed its name to CoolCat-Casino.com Group after serious allegations against its fairness and legitimacy but they continue even now. The owner was jailed for mail fraud and conspiracy in 1997 after engaging in defrauding property sellers out of their homes.
Casinos which are part of Ace Revenue/Virtual Group/CoolCat-Casino.com Group are unregulated, which means players have no recourse or protection when it comes to problems. Several companies have been known to associate with this group. These include Grafix Softech, Ace Revenue Affiliates, and Audeo N.V.
Ace Revenue Casino/Virtual Casino Group/CoolCat-Casino.com Group Bingo sites
- Melina Bingo
- Break The Bank Bingo
- Bingo Knights
- Bingo Avatar
- 123 Bingo
Curgam Group Casinos
- Slot Nuts
- Real Vegas Online
- Plenty Jackpots
- Mighty Slots
- 99 Slot Machines.
In 2008, upon launching the Mighty Slots, this group pitilessly reamed online players’ inboxes with a frequent spam campaign. The obtainment of email addresses was never confirmed, and their lack of business ethics continued into casino operations. Valid withdrawal requests were ignored, and players were outright refused their winnings.
Elite Fortune Limited/Elitegames Casinos
This casino platform supplier provides its players with pirated games that run on tampered random number generators that are untested and unaudited, hosted on servers under the control of pirates. Apart from the obvious criminality of pirating casino games from respected software suppliers such as Playtech, Aristocrat, NetEnt and Novomatic, slots rigged against rewarding winnings are also cheating players.
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This group is notorious for voiding winnings due to minor T&C breaches. They earn their place on the blacklisted sites due to their appearance on a blog site that has been illegally hacked to advertise casino services while the owners of these sites were unaware. The AffPower program for affiliates continues to ignore complaints and is still advertising on hacked sites today.
Game Tech Group N.V. Blacklisted Casinos
- Deuce Club
- Park Lane
- Euro Moon
- Atlantic Club
After further investigation following numerous complaints, it was also confirmed that Game Tech Group N.V. Casinos/Conan Gaming/AffPower were running pirated games from NetEnt and Novamatic. This proves the lack of ethics as well as the group’s willingness to engage in unethical practices since pirated games do not offer fair play regulated by the authentic random number generated systems and games do not share the same progressive jackpot pools. The Curacao Gaming Authority has since removed these games.
Jackpot Factory Casinos
- Wild Jack Casino
- All Slots Casino
- All Jackpots Casino
The Jackpot Factory Group was once a respected group part of the Microgaming casinos group, but in the past few years, it’s been on a downward spin. The three sites part of this group are blacklisted include Wild Jack Casino, All Slots Casino, and All Jackpots Casino. The aforementioned casinos have introduced 48-hour withdrawal reversal periods, and no withdrawals can be made over weekends.
Over the past couple of years, complaints from online players are on the increase on affiliate message boards regarding unethical conduct. Accusations include theft from affiliates as well as reduced commissions. In short, these rogue casinos offer online players less than they deserve when it comes to fair treatment.
Rand Logic Gaming Casinos
- Indio Casino
- Grand Reef Casino
- African Palace Casino
Rand Logic Gaming’s African Palace Casino published a huge progressive jackpot win on Playtech‘s Beach Life video slot, although, in reality, the winner’s payments were stopped. Ignoring the player’s inquiries, this casino eventually told the winner that no further payments would be made. Carte Blanche, a televised investigation forum, took up the case. However, the investigation was unsuccessful after all three casinos that formed part of the Rand Logic Casino group were allegedly sold.
Online casinos, or rogue casinos, appear on blacklists for several reasons. Our list of online casinos to avoid include those that break the golden rule of good conduct via
- Offering unfair terms and conditions
- Payment issues
- No gambling license
- Misleading advertising
- Poor member/player services
- No responsible gaming policy
- Running pirated or fake games
Blacklisted Gambling Companies and Casinos
Onnea Trading Limited Casinos
Onnea Trading Limited’s Casino Affiliate Share, Royal Sands Casino, as well as Cleopatra’s Palace Casino, have a reputation for emailing bonus offers that are later not honored and refusing payment of winnings. They are also known for their ridiculous T&Cs – for example, any player that accepts a bonus will be limited to a withdrawal of $5,000 maximum, all blackjack games have a maximum single withdrawal value of $2,500 and winnings generated on games that were funded from a tournament win is restricted to a maximum $1,000 withdrawal.
CyberRock Entertainment N.V. Casinos
CyberRock Entertainment N.V. Casinos were blacklisted for non-payment and delayed payments deemed excessive after several complaints led to an investigation. At the same time, a close inspection of the group’s terms and conditions indicated why players should avoid casinos part of CyberRock Entertainment: If players deposit less than $250 according to the T&C, they were entitled to a maximum withdrawal of 10 times the deposit. It further states that withdrawal authorization periods are between 15 to 18 days.
Casinos that are part of CyberRock Entertainment include:
- Sahara Sands
- Casino Fiz
- Bet Cave Casino
- Vegas Amped Casino
- Tropica Casino
- Slot Powers Casino
- Crazy Winners Casino.
If you come across any of these rogue casinos, we advise you to exit immediately and go play your money somewhere safer and more respectable.
Sportsbook operator Cantor Gaming was caught in a vast illegal gambling and money laundering scandal between 2009 and 2013 when it was revealed that the company’s former director of risk management Michael Colbert and his employees took and processed large illegal deposits from out of state. while allowing illegal bookmakers to launder money through the company. After the scandal emerged, more than 25 arrests were made, including Mr. Colbert. Cantor Gaming, now CG Technology, agreed to pay $22.5 million to resolve the issues. Mr. Colbert’s charges were dropped with the settlement.
The owners of the Winpalace Group have a particularly devious method for dealing with clients who won. They would stall players for up to 90 days, asking for ‘verifications’, then tell the players who patiently waited out the 90 days that their payout was denied because they had not played at the casino recently. The owners were arrested for fraud/hacking in July 2015.
Black Diamond Casino
Black Diamond Casino has been accused of operating without a license, this means that players who end up on the site have zero protection.
Kings Chance Casino
When an online casino site is vague about which license they hold, and any other important company info it raises a red flag. Players at Kings Chance Casino are also subject to some really unfair terms and conditions including a $100 minimum withdrawal.