GambleJoe Casino Blacklist
There are some dubious and bad providers among online casinos that you should know and obviously avoid. On our casino blacklist, we list suspicious gambling companies where you should not play for good reasons. The following common issues can cause online casinos to be considered as frivolous:
- lack of gambling license and/or Non-European concession
- the use of fake-slots
- unethical behavior towards players (e.g. repeated refusal to pay out winnings without comprehensible reasons, subsequent change of the terms and conditions in order not to pay out winnings)
- unethical behavior towards business partners (when the cooperation is terminated without cause and the managers do not provide any information)
- severe cases of unethical marketing
- involvement of the casino in serious scandals (e.g. money laundering, mafia etc.)
In order to list an online casino on our blacklist, we must have several serious reasons such as fraud. We can assure that we had a serious reason for each any every below listed casino to be blacklisted.
WATCH OUT for the following Online Casinos
Millionaria is either unwilling or unable to settle outstanding payments to partner companies. We assume that this online casino is in financial difficulties. We strongly advise against playing at Millionaria as players have no guarantee of winnings payouts in the event of potential bankruptcy.
Ikibu is either unwilling or unable to settle outstanding payments to partner companies. We assume that this online casino is in financial difficulties. Players are not affected so far. We strongly advise against playing at Ikibu as players have no guarantee of winnings payouts in the event of bankruptcy.
Betive is either unwilling or unable to make any outstanding payments to partner companies. We assume that this online casino is in financial difficulties. Players are not yet affected. We strongly advise against playing at Betive as players are not guaranteed to receive winnings in the event of bankruptcy.
Check out some features for detection dubious online casinos
There are a few distinctive features that make it easy to spot dubious gambling providers. So here are a few helpful hints, so that you do not fall for any of these online casino.
Find the right gambling license
First, you should have a look in the footer and check the gambling license of the respective online casino. If there is only a symbol for a concession from Curacao, you should keep your hands off the provider. If they are not willing to payout your winnings, you have no chance to get any help from the regulator in Curacao. Therefore, you should always pay attention to play at online casinos having a strong license from Malta, Gibraltar, Isle of Man or the UK Gambling Commission.
Some gambling operators do not have a license at all or do not have a license from a non-EU country (eg Montenegro). Playing in an online casino without an EU license is illegal. Be aware, that you make yourself liable to prosecution.
Prior to signing up with an online casino, it might be helpful to get some information about the casino. Ask our community at GambleJoe for their experience and you can already find some evidence that winnings are not being paid because they player has allegedly acted in breach of the terms and conditions. Also, in some cases player accounts were closed for no reason and any funds retained by the casino. When we get to know of such practices, such casinos will be immediately placed on our blacklist.
In case a player accept and plays with a bonus but have violated the terms and conditions, we will not do anything. Playing with a bonus is in general a very sensitive topic, therefore we suggenst to rather play with your own money than playing with a bonus.
If such cases are known and there is no reasonable justification for non-payment of profits, you should avoid such online casinos, simply to protect yourself.
Discontinuation of gambling offers
Some online casinos stop their business completely and which is no reason for us to blacklist the casino. As long as the casino behaves neatly, it will be shown as 'closed'. Thus, if a casino is not willing to payout player's profits, or has other unethical ractices, it is going to be blacklisted.
The use of fake-slots
Most of the Novomatic and Merkur slots have been faked for years. Therefore, you should closely check the sound and also the symbols of the slot. If something suspicious occurs, you can check where the games are hosted.
In order to do so, open the slot and move the cursor over the game. Click on the right mouse button and select 'inspect'. A console will open, check out the tab 'networ' and you will see the applications. There you can find more information regarding the host. For example Netent slots will be run by casinomodule.com. By checking the following website whois.com you can get more information regarding the owner of the server. If you type in on the website casinomodule.com, you will see that the server is registered as Net Entertainment Malta Ltd. You will be redirected to the manufacturer's correct games accordingly.
If the data is masked by the registrar of the server, or if there are any Eastern European servers that are not related to the manufacturer, it is suspected that they are fake slots. So you should not play there.
Help us discovering frauds!
This is not a static list. We just want to expand the list bit by bit so we can do our part to tranform the online casino industry. Dubious online casinos should be cut off.
That'ss why we need the help of our community. So if a casino has been dubious in terms of bonus, player protection or payout, you can report it here. We will have a look at the casino, check your claims, and if they are justified, we will include such casino here. No other player should have the same problems if he gets well informed in advance.