Rogue behavior carried out by ruthless online operators comes in various forms, Whichever rogue attribute has been identified, it usually ends up with one or more players being let down in one way or another. Players must always be wary when signing up to an online casino because rogues keep surfacing on various radars.
News of a rogue casino doesn’t take long to circulate in chat rooms, reviews sites, and online gambling information portals in general, but before they are found out to be running scams operations, countless players are being ripped off. Before we talk about the actual operators, players must always ensure that the casino they intend to sign up to is fully licensed.
If it holds a license from one of the Channel Island licensing jurisdictions such as Alderney (the Alderney Gambling Control Commission), or from the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, the UK Gambling Commission, or by the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, you can pretty much guarantee that you won’t encounter a rogue casino.
These particular licensing jurisdictions impose the strictest regulatory controls of their licensees, making it almost impossible for a rogue operator to scam people in any way.
These licensing jurisdictions offer players a great deal of protection, and legal backing should an issue arise. The dodgy casinos (however not all of them) that have been identified tend to be licensed in more lax jurisdictions such as Anjouan/Comoros, Belize, Panama, and Costa Rica where less strict controls are imposed on their licensees. But the worst online casinos that you can find are the highly illegal, unlicensed online gambling portals. However, these are thankfully still few and far between. Everything may seem above board in the ones that are trying to appear legitimate, such as their user-friendly interface and state of the art software, but when it comes to paying out, or general player disputes, this is where they fail big time.
The actions of operators such as the Virtual Group of Online Casinos, who own various gambling portals (approximately 20), have caused plenty of problems, and the number one reason is that they are extremely slow when it comes to paying out winnings. Another company, eMoney Processing Ltd, is an operator that owns approximately five online gambling portals, all of which have aroused suspicion for similar behavior. Both of these companies hold gambling licenses from Costa Rica. Some of the actual names of online casinos (and groups) that you should perhaps look out for and take extreme caution when visiting them include, World Wide Wagering, WinAsDealer, Wager21 Casinos, Vegas24, Thebes Casino, Sunny Group, Sierra Star Casino, Rushmore Casinos, Slots Alley, Stryke Casino/Poker/Sports, SlotsLuv, Plum Gaming and as mentioned, the Virtual Casino Group.
The list goes on, including names such as Orangegamez Casino, Oddsmaker.com, Oceans Online Casino, Mighty Slots, Lucky 18, London casino, Legends Sports, LasCasinoVegas, JSSport Casino and Sportsbook, Jackpots Heaven, Indio Casino, InterCasino, Grand Prive Casinos (12 separate portals), Games4Money, GoldenCasino.com, Eldorado Palace, DollaroPoker, Acerevenue Casinos (11 different portals), African Palace, Casino, Betthedealer, Casino states, Class1casino, Backgammon Masters, Atlantic Vegas Casino and Aztec Casino. This may seem like quite an alarming amount (which it is), but concerning the number of secure, reputable gambling portals that exist, this is just a small drop in the ocean.