Online gaming is more and more popular this day despite the fact that it is considered illegal in some counties. In country where online casinos are made legal like UK, US, Japan, Malaysia, there are multiple oversight bodies and licensing bodies that monitor casino operators. In principle, all gambling regulations seek to prevent and tackle fraud in online casino to protect consumers as well as casino operators. Different types of fraudulent behaviours may occur in the digital environment which are committed by both online casinos and players.
An online casino is called rogue casinos when they are caught with multiple confirmed cases of fraudulent behavior such as break the golden rule of good conduct via offering unfair gaming, payment issues, problems with gambling licenses, misleading advertising, poor member/player services and running pirated or fake games. The most commonly reported behaviour by player advocacy websites and forums is a refusal to pay withdrawals to legitimate winners.
Rouge casinos use buffer sites that offer free play to users then use different means of deceptive strategies to redirect users into signing up to their services via appealing bonus offers or exclusive reward programs. When caught, rouge casinos are reported in blacklist of casino gambling portals and player forums.
Abusing of bonuses offered
A large portion of disputes relate to bonuses as both players and casinos may commit fraud by abusing bonuses. Players who try to make money in the long run by using bonuses offered by online casinos is called “bonus abusers.”. They create multiple accounts to claim a sign-up bonus several times while it costs almost nothing, bonuses abusers can get a few bucks out of them. However, more and more casinos are fixing their terms of service to avoid bonus abusers.
On the other hand, casino might commit fraud by changing terms of a bonus after a player has completed the wagering requirements, requiring the player to meet the new bonus terms to withdraw their bonus.
Scams and frauds
Criminals might pretend to be legitimate online casino to steal identity or take money from users. They might claim that users have won a prize and ask them to send money or provide personal details to withdraw the money. So beware!