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The Blacklist of SA Online Casinos in December 2020: What to Look Out For

In order to escape deceptive online casinos that have an unpleasant gambling experience, I’ve created a blacklist for SA casinos. Any casino can make its way onto this list for many reasons, ranging from ill-defined terms and conditions to manipulated software. The names on this list have been put together to pass just a simple message across, which is, avoid them.

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There are many payout complaints. This means that the casino has shady tactics and it is not safe for you to gamble.
Various bonus and deposit complaints. That means it is not safe to play in this place.
There are lots of complaints about unpaid winnings and blocked accounts
This casino got to the blacklisted because of using unethical business practices linked with affiliate companies, including buying not objective reviews on sites
This casino is blacklisted due to bonus program using unethical business practices associated with affiliate companies, including, but not limited to, delayed or declined payments, lack of cooperation and unprofessional behaviour
There is a lot of player’s complaints about blocked accounts and delayed or declined winnings
I have received a lot of bad feedback on this casino. I appreciate our players and therefore I cannot recommend this casino.
The support team behaves unprofessionally and does not care about customers’ rights. Their affiliate program does not allow users to earn money.
I have received a lot of bad feedback on this casino. I appreciate our players and therefore I cannot recommend this casino.
Delayed payouts are a natural thing for this casino. They also can decline your withdrawal request without telling you the reason. Is that how such a service should behave? I don’t think so. Therefore, Cashpot ends up on my blacklist.
Their support lacks a lot of knowledge about how the casino works. People who are working there are not able to solve simple problems. Apart from that, withdrawals in Euromoon are always delayed. Some users said that their payout requests were canceled with no reason.
Those who participate in their affiliate program do not get the money they were promised. Another reason why this casino got into my blacklist is blocking users’ accounts without any explanation. Disco just wants to get your money.

This blacklist has been created so that people can keep clear of deceptive online casinos. To determine this, I use the appropriate tools to test online casinos, but not all of them pass the test. Therefore, I find it apt to say that not all online casinos can be trusted. I simply put such unreliable casinos on the blacklist. This list will explain why you should avoid such casinos by all means.

Clearly, a reliable and authentic casino will not end up on the blacklist. And more importantly, a casino that has failed this test of authenticity cannot just be removed from the list. It is worthy of note that this list consists ONLY of SA online casinos that you should avoid. Since the alarm has been raised and my warning is loud and clear, I do not entertain complaints about any online casino on the blacklist. How then do you know if a casino is reliable or not? Simply go online, read reviews and check the rating. With this, the possibility of falling victim to them is very slim.

How do I determine if a Casino should be blacklisted?

Below are the important things to look out for.

Operating with a Non-Licensed Software

You may be wondering if software comes with a license. The answer is yes, it does. Software providers have two options – to get the license and pay an annual fee or leave the market. I know for a fact that at any licensed casino, game selection differs for players from different countries. However, there are cheater casinos that will go to any extent to attract players. An example is provision of pirated or fake games. Since these games are not licensed, no one knows either the RTP or if there is any chance of winning at all. Another thing they do is to swap licensed games with fake ones, thereby giving players no chance to win. 

Getting to know if a game is fake can be very easy if you know where to look. Check the host domain in the source code of the page. I can assure you that any casino making use of non-licensed software has its place on my blacklist.

If the casino doesn’t pay out winnings

As pleasurable as gambling is, the excitement that comes with it can immediately disappear if the online casino refuses to pay out your winnings. When fraudulent casinos prepare to cheat, they turn to terms and conditions. It is easy for them to twist the arms of players because these T&Cs can be rigid, tricky, ambiguous, or even unrealistic. In this case, they interpret the T&Cs to their advantage at the expense of the unsuspecting players.

Another method is to frustrate the players with never-ending identity procedures, otherwise known as “know your customer (KYC)”. Over and over again, they demand documents, and this could go on for ages. Sometimes, they go to the extent of requesting that some documents be certified by a lawyer. In the process of trying to certify the document, the cost implication might be greater than the prize. At this point, there’s a probability that players will let go of their prize and move on with their lives. 

If the casino is out of money at any point

It is no news that some online casinos swindle players with full intent. On the other hand, some are keen on paying, but unfortunately do not have the money. Creating an online casino these days requires very little effort as a result of ready-made white-label platforms. So, whether there is enough money on standby to pay out or not, casino business enthusiasts can still successfully create one.

For those casinos with little or no money to pay out, there is always a problem every time a huge amount of money is won. For them, they are willing to pay, but where to get the money to pay out is a problem. I don’t overlook this category of online casinos. They are added to my blacklist as well.

It is not a smart move to play at such casinos, because your money will only be left hanging. Despite the fact that they do not set out to be deliberately wicked, the result is the same – no payout. 

If it conspires and/or deceives with spammers

Receiving spam messages is considered by many as one of the most irritating things on the internet. It is irritating because you don’t ask for them, hence you have no idea why you are getting them. Fraudulent online casinos use this as one of their mechanics. How? They buy and sell lists that contain players’ data and begin to flood their inbox with e-mails. 

Online platforms use privacy policy to explicitly describe how they will handle all the information that customers give them, which means it is of utmost importance and of course confidential. This is why it is not advisable to give your personal data to online casinos that may end up selling what is confidential to third parties. It also means that they take their customers for granted. The ones who also buy lists with confidential data that is supposed to be kept private are the same as the former.

Such an e-mail marketing technique is a sure sign of unreliability. If a brand is reliable and trustworthy, it will go through the right channels to advertise to entice its own customers. Therefore, online casinos that market themselves through deceitful advertising made it to my blacklist.

Encouragement of criminal activity

Do you think selling your personal data to spammers is the worst-case scenario? No, the worst case is having your data fall into the hands of criminals. In any case, a criminal could use your information to swindle, and this in turn lands you in trouble. For instance, if your financial information gets into the wrong hands, your bank account can be drained in the twinkle of an eye. This explains why I blacklist such casinos. If you keep playing there, you are enabling and may fall victim to this criminal behavior. 

Ask yourself this question: why do thieves steal? The answer is; because people buy stolen goods. This also goes for hackers. They will continue to hack because some online casinos will continue to pay them.

These days, websites and accounts are being hacked on a daily basis. It is regrettable that hardworking individuals also suffer in the hands of hackers. 

I strongly recommend that you stay away from the fraudulent online casinos that I have carefully put together on my blacklist above. Keep it in mind that online gambling is exciting only when online casinos play by the rules.