ok people ill start:
i recently made some posts in different topics, about the virtual casino
group, which are, to my regret still listed in some sections here, and on other respected gaming forums.
i will not promise they will be removed, but i can try to increase the level of awareness of the group of people i also belong to: the players.
the industry as a whole, lives and dies by the players: casino's
and affiliates should never forget that.
most casino's do know, and act accordingly: however, just like banks used to be there only by the initial trust of the people that entrusted them their money, they are becoming forces of their own.
with force i mean that they have gained a lot of financial assets, so what happens then is that roles reverse, meaning they have the feeling clients/players are lucky they can be in their clientele/registered user-database, and for instance banks now make you pay for everything that was once for free, despite the fact they have made millions and millions of our money already, and as for casino's: they have stretched and bended terms and conditions, and increased bonuses, but also wagering requirements to increase their "house-edge".
this in itself is not the worst: these are things a player can learn through carefully reading/studying the house rules, and forums such as these, and in the end it will be the players choice to agree and then deposit (or not-deposit) and play there.
worse is by far the fact that casino's (banks have issues too but thats for a different forum ^^) sometimes will even try to cheat, void winnings justly earned, or ban players for illigitimate reasons, to increase their own bankroll.
as if it wasnt big enough.
there are casinos out there which operate without a decent license, there are scammers, spammers and virus-distributors.
if we as players find these, we should report them everywhere we can , inform our co-players to take their bags and leave, and blacklist those casino's or affilliates or scammers everywhere and everyway we can.
thats my opinion, and i know that im not alone:)
so ill start this topic like this, and will post a link to microgaming's
own site (if its removed then i know i was out of line :P) where you can see how a software provider blacklists some casino's using their software.