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Looking Out For Rogue Casinos

February 3, 2009

Just like any other business, online casinos are there to provide financial returns to the investors. Most online casinos make profits by providing quality and competitive service for a fee. The fee is not charged directly to the player but accrues to the casino through the house edge. Unfortunately some online casinos try to make money by dishonest means.

There are many ways by which dishonest casinos can dupe unsuspecting customers. One subtle and difficult to detect way is by offering biased games with larger house edges. These games are more in favor of the casino than corresponding games in other online casinos. The more direct way of duping players is by delaying and in the worst case withholding payments to players. These online casinos are fly by night casinos that run for a short period of time. Once players start getting duped they report these casinos in online forums. Soon these casinos are listed as rogue casinos in blacklists carried by watchdog organizations like Casino Meister. These online casinos then disappear altogether with the players’ funds and reappear under a new avatar to repeat their mischief all over again.

A considerable amount of leg work and due diligence has to be carried out before an online casino can be identified as good or rogue. Often online players are not in a position to carry out this exercise. In the first place they lack the expertise. More important is that they lack the time. If they start investigating online casinos they will have hardly any time to actually play. The best tests involve playing at the casinos. One will never know if the casino delays payments until one actually plays and makes a withdrawal request. Most online players do not want to commit funds to this kind of endeavor.

Fortunately there are options available to online players. There are expert organizations that carry out the due diligence exercise and rate online casinos. One such organization is Casino Launchpad. Casino Launchpad is a one stop shop for everything an online player will need from the latest news on the online gaming industry to articles on online casino games. One of the most sought after sections on Casino Launchpad is the Online Casino Reviews. Casino Launchpad considers several factors while reviewing online casinos. The important factors are Games Info, Banking Info and Customer Support Info. The review provides a brief summary and also highlights the main promotion and whether the online casino accepts American players. Based on its evaluation Casino Launchpad gives online casinos a rating on a scale of 5. The best online casinos receive 5 out of 5. Whatever be the rating one thing is sure. Casino Launchpad lists online casinos only when they are convinced that “its games are honest and fair, and its customer service is reliable”. Hence if an online casino is listed at Casino Launchpad set all your worries aside and go ahead and play.

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