Scam Alert in Gambling
This section is dedicated to any form of scams that we come across in the industry. We keep an eye on many of the Casino Watchdog forums and legitimate watchdog sites and will warn you of any scams here. Be sure to check back here regularly.
Watch out for bonus and promotion scams.
- Casino Bonus and Casino promotion scams
- So-called “watchdogs” who claim to be the “Gods” of the industry when most of them simply try to bullshit you into crappy deals that mean absolutely nothing.
There are simply too many cases where a player unknowingly joins a Casino by way of some special hook usually a bonus then goes on the roll of a lifetime only later to learn the Casino stopped paying its customers, or that some fineprint prohibits them from getting their money.
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Typical Casino Bonus Scams
Some casinos offer players a free wager bonus for signing up with their casinos with “no strings attached”. A player would then sign-up and find the money in their account (let’s say $20), and all seems in order. The player wagers this money, wins and doubles his money (let’s say he has $40). The player checks his account and it only shows $20! Now he wagers this money and wins again. The Casino refuses to give him his money claiming “illegitimate practices”! This actually happens!
Another scam involves match bonuses. A player will deposit money, say $5000. The Casino will give him an extra $ 1000. He check his account and sees $6000. He then looses $1000, and decides to cash out. When the check arrives its for $4000! He complains and is told that his account has now been closed as the Casino believes he only joined to take unfair advantage of their generous offer!
Now there is nothing wrong with “non-refundable” funds as long as the conditions are properly explained. Click here to see our list of Preferred Casinos who won’t scam you!