While there are varying degrees of dishonesty when it comes to online casinos – some are built as a way to collect your personal information and steal your identity while others may be a little less than forthcoming with their payout terms – you have to know how to spot the potential for any form of deception. Although you can usually weed out a scam casino with hours of internet research, who needs that when you want to gamble now? What follows is a guide to figuring out what makes an online casino worthy of suspicion that I like to call “Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her.”The casino is brand-spanking new.
Sure, even the biggest, most trustworthy casinos were born sometime, but you shouldn’t have played with them in their infancy, either! There are more sites that you should be wary of than sites you can feel comfortable with, and you’ll never want to be the test case for a newly born scam site. Since this is such a dangerous world, stick to the trusted names with a history of good, honest service. Look the casino up on review sites. If it isn’t there, it is too new to play at.The casino has a very generic look to it. Online casinos are known for being either 1) garish or 2) slick in their designs.
If the site is generic and boring, that should be a warning site. This means it was put up quickly, without a lot of thought. If the casino can’t be bothered to come up with a strong brand of its own, it’s not likely that they plan on sticking around much longer than it takes to steal your money. The casino’s design or name is trying to confuse you. If you are familiar with an online casino named “Internet Casino A” that has a blue color scheme and images of gorillas all over the place, steer clear of “Internet Casino AA” that features gorillas playing on a blue background.
If the site is trying to convince you that it’s a different casino, then you should run the other way, since this is obviously a scam. (The one exception to this rule is sites that are affiliated with each other. Some brands have separate sites for its sportsbook or its casino, for example. These are OK, obviously, if its verifiable that the connection is valid.)The casino’s bonus offers seem desperate. There are going to be certain times of year when bonuses go up because the bid to get your business is more competitive.
If it’s a reasonable increase of their normal bonus during football season, for example, you shouldn’t worry. If it’s an obvious ploy to get your business that doesn’t seem reasonable, you should really read the fine print to make sure you qualify for the bonus before you make your deposit.A casino or sportsbook you have never heard of is flooding your inbox. Persistence shouldn’t always pay off, especially when it comes to spam. If a casino is sending you multiple e-mails with too-good-to-be-true offers, then you should report them and delete the e-mails.
If any of that is not clear, you can’t be sure that the casino will ever be adhering to any set of rules and therefore you can’t trust them.There is limited or no information on the ownership of the casino available. If you can’t find basic info about the company that owns your online casino, such as its location and contact numbers, then you have a scam casino.