Online Casinos Blacklist (Regularly Updated)
50 blacklisted casinos found
Unfortunately, the online casino industry is anything but a safe place for players nowadays (and had never been). Hundreds (if not thousands) of online casino players are getting treated unfairly or even outright scammed everyday. We feel that it is our responsibility as a casino review website to introduce a blacklist in an effort to make the industry a better place for everyone.
How Casinos Get Blacklisted on Casino-Howto (Main Reasons)
A casino does not withdraw winnings
This is the worst thing that can happen to anyone at an online casino, because it basically means that you have been scammed. According to our database of players’ complaints this is the main issue that players face (around 40% of complaints) at the same time. If a casino does not withdraw winnings, it instantly gets blacklisted. There can be no place for a second chance.
A casino delays/cancels withdrawals with no reason
This is another rogue technique, the final goal of which is to make you lose your winning back. Of course it is much better than getting scammed right away as here you have some chances to get the money, but we believe it is a very strong reason to add a casino in the blacklist. By the way, about 30% of complaints are about this issue.
Rigged or fake software
Some online casinos counterfeit licensed software (Netent is the main target as the most popular one). This way they can manipulate the RTP of the slots making the payout percentage terrible for players. For example, on a licensed slot the RTP is 96,5% whereas on its fake version it can be 50%. I am sure you feel the difference.
Misleading bonuses and other promotions
This is another popular one. Each promo has some Terms and Conditions applied. A casino can either make them crystal clear for a player or ambiguous in an effort to mislead you. The most widespread issue is regarding the wager of a bonus.
No license or a fake license
Each legit online casino has to have some license (preferably issued by a reliable regulatory body). Some online casinos claim that they have a license, when in fact they do not (that’s why you should verify a license at each new casino). Using this trick they try to give you a false feeling of safety so that it will be easier for them to steal from you more money.
Other casinos simply operate without any license, which means for you as a player that you are on your own and don’t have any protection from a gambling commission.
A casino refuse to block players with gambling problems
Degenerate gamblers are the “best” customers for any online casino. So to say, some gambling operators in pursuit of more profit self-exclude players very reluctantly or don’t do it at all.
We, at casino-howto.com, take such matters very seriously so that casinos without strict self-blocking policy for addicted players get blacklisted without any warnings.
A casino does not treat its partners fairly
It is also called “shave” meaning that a casino does not pay agreed money to websites that have promoted it on the internet. Why should online casino players care about it? Well, in our experience, in 99% of cases such casinos do not treat players fairly as well.
Poor customer support
Some issues if not solved quickly can have very harsh consequences (for example, in case you have been hacked and ask a casino to temporarily block all withdrawals so that scammers won’t get your balance). So to speak, it becomes really crucial that you can get in touch with a casino as fast as possible.
A casino is constantly spamming
Some gambling operators take advantage of the fact that you need to provide your email address. The chances are high that you have experienced an endless flow of emails with “unbelievable” offers from online casinos. It is fine to send some really worthy and unique promotions every now and then , but there must be some limits.
This is a quite widespread tactic of rogue casinos. What do they do? They send you some offer, which sounds too good to be ignored. You deposit money. Then it turns out that you have missed some fine printed condition, which makes this offer terrible. You try to withdraw, but with no success as you need to make some number of bets before you can withdraw at this casino. In most cases players simply lose money getting nothing back.
How to find out the reason why a particular casino has been blacklisted
Each online casino from our blacklist has the main reason why it has been added in the blacklist displayed, right under the red “blacklisted” label.
However, please keep in mind that this is the main reason, which we feel should be displayed on the main page. Each online casino from the blacklist may or may not have other issues, which you can discover on the dedicated page (simply click on a blacklisted casino).
Can a casino get removed from the blacklist
It is theoretically possible for some relatively minor wrongdoings (for example, unclear bonus terms and conditions) , given that a casino has fixed the issue. In practice, we have not removed any online casino from the blacklist so far.
For major misconducts (such as payment issues), there is absolutely no way to get cleared and get off the blacklist.
How do we find rogue online casinos?
There are two main channels how we get information about rogue online casinos:
- The complaints section of the casino-howto website. So if you have been scammed or treated unfairly at an online casino, please feel free to leave a complaint so that we can add the casino to the blacklist. This will definitely help to build a healthier environment. Moreover, you will get at least some sense of revenge.
- We are constantly monitoring other casino review websites and forum threads in order to keep our blacklist up to date.
How to check if a casino in the blacklist
Enter the casino’s name in the search box on the top of this webpage and click the search button or simply press “enter”. Both the full name and just a part of it will work fine. For example, “Playamo” or just “Playa” will provide you correct results.
If a Casino is not in the Blacklist does it mean it is safe?
No, it is absolutely not! As there are literally thousands of online casinos currently operating, it is basically impossible to keep up on a daily basis. We do our best to add rogue casinos in the blacklist as fast as possible, but we are definitely missing something. For example, yesterday a casino was legit. Today it changes the owner and becomes a scam.
To avoid such sorts of problems, simply use our list of safe online casinos, which we keep a very close eye on so that they are 100% legit as of today.