Gambling: Gambling is the of money or something of material value on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material goods. Typically, the outcome of the wager is evident within a short period.
I am going to play devil’s advocate here. I don’t think it is fair to label some casinos as being “bad” because we have a string of bad luck. A player makes a few deposits and they lose, therefore they are considered crooks. Gambling is a sport of RISK. The odds are never going to be in our favor whether it is a land based casino or online casino. If it was, then gambling establishments would be out of business.
The casinos are always going to have the house edge. We play because we hope we are one of the lucky ones today to beat the odds. Of course when we lose it makes us mad! That is part of being a gambler. More often than not we are ticked off for losing than happy for winning. But a true gambler knows this going in and takes it all in stride.
I think in all fairness to the casinos that are considered reputable, to be stoned for our misfortune is not fair. Is there bad casinos that are rogue? You betcha there is. And what is a rogue casino? A casino that never pay us for winning. A casino that procrastinates and stalls before giving us our payouts. A casino that locks our account because we have “won” too much or took too many deposits bonuses that they keep offering us on a daily basis. These casinos are all to happy to give us the deposit bonus and take our money until we win then they pull the rug out from under us.
Lets not forget what is considered rogue and what is simply a player ticked off because they are having a bad run of luck. Many players read the forum for advice from players before making deposits. What we say is very important to many gamblers when it comes to choosing a gambling site.
I hope members can take in stride when they read casino comments that are getting a bad rap may be only because they have not won. Or we get plenty of players that will bash a casino when in fact it is the player who has abused the rules and not read throughly the terms and conditions. Then there are some players who out of vengence want to tarnish a casino’s reputation because they have deposited way too much money and didn’t budget themselves.
As far as casinos with rediculous playthroughs, you know the terms going in and you took it. I don’t think it is fair to complain when you don’t make the playthrough when you knew all along it was near impossible. Unless you can find a bonus for 30x playthrough or less, I personally would not take it.
My word of advice before anyone makes a decision on a casino being “bad” or not: unless you read of slow payouts, not paying at all or locking your account unnecessarily then we can’t call them a “bad” casino.
Gambling is allways going to be risky there is no question of this and like many other playerz im allways interested in how fast payouts are and etc etc.
The key I believe is to make ones self familiar with all the terms and conditions pertaining to the house rules , bonus rules , and generally to be prudent.
The requirements for documentation are a mare formaility and do agree that having to wait for payouts can be frustrating ..but one must also consider the amount of fraudsters out there and cheats who are constantly trying to deceive casinos.
I dont agree with the bad publicity that the Virtual Group has been getting quite frankly they are no different to any other casino group and they have some really neat promotions; im now looking at my third and fourth big payout ..and Ive had no trouble with them except one time when I used two free chips in a row..and I admit I was in the wrong.
But as a new player and one who has become familiar with the way online casinos work ..like for example with deposit bonuses you have to read the conditions attached like lately ive been making use of a couple of really cool bonuses which have zero restrictions at club player
and slots of vegas
..but key thing is to read each promotion/coupon ..and if one is unsure of the nature of a deposit bonus/bonus to query it with live support.
The establishment of knowing about the conditions of any casino environment is essential I believe for the prudent gambler like for
instance if a promotion is worded "can be redeemed multiple times"
then this is a clear indication that it can be ..but allways do question
and seek answers ..the wise path is a profitable one as I have found
out and also patience is rewarded should it be guided by wisdom..like the old saying "all good things take time".
-Tane a.k.a Azriel47