If you use google search to research online casinos, you’re definitely going to stumble upon warnings about “rogue” gambling sites. It means “blacklisted” or not trustworthy” or simply “thieves”. What do sites do to deserve this opinion?
• Not paying the players. If it happened and an intervention didn’t help, the site is definitely listed as “rogue”. Portals that list and promote online casinos make sure that all of them are trusted and secure, so before joining an online gaming site check a reputable portal for information about it.
• Not paying the partners of a gaming establishment, and not fixing the situation after solutions have been presented. Players should avoid those casinos too because not paying the partners often also means not paying the players.
• Unfair or otherwise not player-friendly rules, terms and conditions about bonuses, deposits, withdrawals, the games themselves or other features. Let’s say that there’s a 100% bonus match on your first deposit. The arrangement that is fair and clear in the terms and conditions says that, for example, you need to wager the bonus and deposit money 10 to 30 times before you can cash out winnings. But some websites will make you play through 100 times, or even worse – they won’t admit that you met the wager requirements when you definitely did. A site that has unrealistic rules or changes them without posting the new rules anywhere is definitely a rogue one.
The gambling community warns other players and protects them from rogue sites, so make sure that you do a search about your casino of choice before joining it.