Each member of my online casino blacklist should be avoided by wise gamblers at all costs. This list is based both on my own investigations and complaints of users who shared their unlucky experience with the following online casinos in Australia.
About My Blacklist of Online Casinos
The main purpose of my own project is to protect your online gambling experience from fraud and dishonesty of some casinos. There could be different reasons for a casino to get into this list, but all members of my blacklist deserve such a place.
If I find one or more of the mentioned above reasons to blacklist a casino, I will surely do so. Any online gambler should check my blacklist for a casino that he or she has chosen to spend some free time at.
I constantly receive complaints about different online casinos who violate one or more points of fair play with their customers. However, I must warn you that any complaints about the casinos which are already on the list will be ignored. You have already been warned about the dishonest representatives of the industry, so there could be no further action I can undertake.
I also need to emphasize the fact that there could be no blacklisted casino without reason, as well as it cannot be removed from the list without sufficient exculpatory evidence.
How Can a Casino Get into My Blacklist?
I have already mentioned the five main reasons why a casino can find itself in my blacklist. However, some nuances should be clarified about each of the mentioned reasons.
1. The Use of Pirate Software
Although online gambling is illegal in Australia, this is not an excuse to use pirated games. Online casinos who choose Australian gamblers as their target audience, should invest more time and effort in licensing their games from their initial developers or moving their websites to offshore platforms with no restrictions for their activity.
Anyway, there is no fun in playing pirate games on an online casino because you never know your winning chances and even whether they exist at all. Non-licensed software is usually used only for getting your money without providing you with any winning chances and fun.
There is a pretty quick and easy way to find out whether an online casino uses pirate or fake games within its web pages. You only need to check the source code of a page and look for the host domain of a game. Licensed games use the corresponding domains of their software developers.
2. The Absence of Payouts
The withdrawal of your winning must be quick and easy. This is the basic rule of any honest casino. Unfair casinos can invent thousands of excuses, just not to pay winnings to their customers. Obviously, it ruins all the fun and leaves no reason to proceed to play at such a casino.
There are two main dishonest strategies of casinos who want to fool their players. The first one refers to Terms and Conditions. A dishonest casino tries to write its rules as complicated and as ambiguously as it possibly can. A user will always be told that some point of T&C has been violated, and the winning is not available.
The second usual option of a dishonest casino is to overuse the identity check. A winner will be told to provide more and more documents, until the time, effort, and funds invested in the procedure will exceed the winning pool, and the user will leave without taking his or her money.
3. Insufficient Funds for Payments
It is incredibly easy to open up an online casino nowadays. It has become a reason for the great popularity of such businesses. Unfortunately, not each of the newly opened casinos has enough funds to pay for all the winnings of its players.
Although such casinos do not intend to fraud their gamblers, they still create a lot of problems and dissatisfaction. Therefore, you literally have no reason to spend your time and money at a casino that cannot pay out your winning in time.
4. The Disclosure of Users` Personal Data
Personal data has become a real issue in the new era of internet communication and business. That is why dishonest traders always hunt for personal data they can sell to spammers and other black-hat marketers.
If a casino sells the personal data of its users, it violates their privacy and needs to be immediately blacklisted. It is also true for casinos who buy the stolen personal data to advertise themselves. I believe that a good casino does not need such shady methods to attract new visitors. Therefore, both sellers and buyers of personal information should be banned.