Not Recommended Casinos – Casinos that the Control-Freak Mamma advises our players to avoid!
This list includes Non-Recommended Casinos – these are casinos that the Control-Freak Mamma cannot recommend and we recommend to our players avoid. The online casino industry is massive and has many players and experience shows that not all casinos are always in perfect condition. The most important reason that makes us put a casino in the category ¨Not recommended¨ is our own experience during our testing period. Often while using the casino we either face poor customer service, severe late payments, unclear or fraudulent bonus terms, and questionable business practices. We strive to help our players make informed decisions and these pages list the casinos we think should definitely be avoided!
Here is the top list of casinos that we DO NOT RECOMMEND at this time!
We eagerly advise our players to not register and deposit money in the following casinos:
How can we help our players?
We believe our players deserve a fair game and a nice gaming experience every time they want to play. Yes, in many cases, most players have not experienced any problems while playing online. But if problems arise we can try to help you if something goes wrong. We encourage you to put a comment or review of any bad casino experience in the casino review section of our site, whether it be payouts or bonuses. In this case, we will contact the casino itself with our player review and will try to resolve the issue.
Why did we create this list?
We enjoy gaming and we like gambling at online casinos. But when we do, we look for an entertaining and quality experience. Sometimes we take ethics for granted, but unfortunately, this is not always clear for the day for many casino operators. There are many serious and very reputable brands in the industry that have the highest standards of player behavior in companies, but there are also many brands that can make a quick euro at the expense of the player! We have seen this too many times and we think it is appropriate to warn our visitors about the incidents we encounter!
Let’s emphasize this once again – Online gambling is an ever-growing industry and it usually pulls a lot of bad apples as well, which are quick to make money at the expense of sensitive players. Furthermore, it is true that the nature of the internet offers opportunities for all kinds of fraud. The best thing we suggest to you is to simply go around the problematic sites and use only proven reputable sites. Of course, we always want to introduce you to good casinos, but at the same time we are by no means hesitant to point the finger at those who do not meet quality standards. Our non-recommended list is compiled after we do an impartial and robust review process that does not take bad casinos lightly.
So, why do we not recommend these casinos?
There is usually no fun or nice job to mark an online casino Not recommended. Not only are these problems experienced by our employees at the casino, but we also collect information about the gaming community and carefully review all the details provided before adding them to our Not Recommended list. We certainly understand that anyone can make a mistake once or twice, but if the casino continues to have poor practices such as poor customer service, extra spam in the email, denial of reported bonuses, late payments or anything else that could be considered bad business, we will warn you of these! Every casino on our non-recommended list has earned that place along with other rogue casinos!
The online casino will be added to the Not Recommended list if we notice one or more of the following:
1. Poor Customer Service and Support
Support is really slow, unfriendly or doesn’t help the player or support hardly exists at all. For example, if a player wins, they make a special effort to keep them slow, require additional verification information, and do their best to delay the payout so that the player can continue to play and eventually lose their entire balance!
Casinos with poor customer service, poor response, unstable software, or genuinely unethical player experiences will be blacklisted. We also list casinos that do not include the proper encryption methods needed to store data and financial information.
2. Fraudulent Terms and Conditions
You will probably not believe this, but IT SAYS:
37. If you have not placed any wager in your Player Account for a period of one hundred and eighty (180) days your account shall be deemed to be inactive and any balance will be forreited and any comp points accumulated will expire.
3. Delay of Payments to Players
We will not find a roll again if we say that most financial transactions are usually based mainly on trust! Players naturally give their trust to the casino to keep the money when they register and deposit. Perhaps the easiest way a casino can lose its credibility is to try the hardest to extend and delay payments to players in the hopes that they will continue to play until they lose everything.
Most people play waiting for them to eventually hit a SUPER WIN and sometimes it takes time but it’s likely to happen. And once they’ve hit it big, they’d like to see the money in their account as soon as possible. Although withdrawal procedures may take some time, payments must be processed in hours, days, or weeks, but NOT in MONTHS. Some casinos are trying to come up with more and more new obstacles whenever a player demands a withdrawal.
Suddenly they need to check on you! What kept them from doing it even when you were registered is a complete mystery – heavy authentication only happens when you try to make a withdrawal – NEVER WHEN YOU TRANSFER MONEY TO THE CASINO. Please note that the original deposit process is designed to be as easy as possible! So be prepared to give: copies of personal certificates, passports, bank accounts and other documents. In fact, these are also asked by reputable casinos, but many non-recommended casinos offer more creativity to avoid fees than creating accounts for a website. Incredible contract terms, unfulfilled wagering requirements for bonuses you’ve never seen or understood and hundreds of other excuses are used to ensure that money doesn’t get out of the casino.
Check out the screenshot below from BobCasino.com, which is a really reputable casino where it suddenly becomes a “normal procedure” for all players who can send in all these silly papers / certificates! Please note that the casino will not ask for them when you register as it is eager to take your money as soon as possible. The process only happens when players are trying to get money from the casino! So look at the papers you need to give them – Account statement, current account and a copy of your ID or password. We’re sure they’ll keep this to the highest standards of privacy – or maybe not anyway – We’ll never know!
Неу, thаt’ѕ nоt аll! Аftеr уоu ѕubmіt а dосumеnt, іt muѕt bе “сhесkеd bу аn еmрlоуее”. Тhіѕ саn tаkе а whіlе аnd іn fасt thе dосumеnt саn еаѕіlу bе rејесtеd ѕеvеrаl tіmеѕ bесаuѕе іt іѕ “іllеgіblе” оr “nоt сlеаrlу ѕееn”.
Beware of the so-called Withdrawal limits!
Most online casinos have withdrawal limits! Thus, it turns out that after all the verification processes, the big winner’s money can only be recovered at certain intervals ( 2000-4000 euro withdrawal limits are quite common). This makes the big winners even more annoying – they have to wait a long time to get their big wins back! Or, of course, play money again until they lose everything. See the images below for examples of emails you might receive when trying to cash out a big win:
a. Sorry, but we can only send you 4000 per month!
b. Not that easy Miss. It might take a while to get your money!
4. Predatory Bonus Terms
There are quite a few casinos that have outrageous terms like 50x or 100x bonus rollover requirements. Hey, lets think about this 100% wagering requirement for a moment – you do not need to be professor in mathematics to figure out that claiming eventual winnings on such a bonus is a mathematical impossibility – after all the casino advantage on most slot games is around 92-95%! We strongly encourage you to use our Casino Bonus Calculator to make a test computation of how much wagering you need to do to claim your winnings with such bonus terms. We can tell you in advance – chances are slim to none! Actually, using our Bonus Calculator, we have done the computation for you – see the show below, if you deposit 100 Euros, with 100x wagering requirements you need to bet 10,000 Euros to get your bonus. Good luck with that!
There are a few casinos with outrageous terms, such as 50x or 100x bonus wagering requirements. Hi, think about this 100% wagering requirement for a moment – you don’t have to be a math professor to figure out that getting any winnings on such a bonus is a mathematical impossibility – when all the casino benefits in most coin games are around 92-95%! We recommend that you use the Casino Bonus Calculator program so you can make a calculation of how much bets you need to make to win with such bonus terms. The Mammafessor can tell you in advance – the chances are slim. Actually, using the Bonus Counter program, we’ve done the calculation for you – see the presentation below, if you deposit € 100, 100 times the wagering requirements you will need to bet € 10,000 up front to get your bonus. Good luck with that!
Wait, we’re not ready yet! In addition, there is often an upper limit on how much money a player can win with their bonus (maximum x times the amount of the initial deposit), a limit on how much you can bet per round, or prohibited games such as progressive jackpots being played during the bonus. So many casinos use this as a creepy way to get a player to sign up for a bonus or promotion when trying to resolve a conflict related to a game that wants cash. Suddenly, the casino didn’t think the player was eligible, but it had no problem taking money from the same player and then offering him bonuses.
Ask yourself – How can this be possible? In reality, it is nothing more than a clearly calculated effort to lock in a withdrawal offer that forces the player to play (and lose) more instead of getting a refund.
4. Changing Terms and Condintions
One of the worst things that rogue casinos do is change their terms directly from the flight, as needed. They do this when they argue with a player about something they say the player has done wrong, but this is obviously not true. They change the terms to support their claims. Still, when you look at the archives, you can see that the terms were changed recently between the withdrawal and the previous game. The image below shows an unlikely change in terms unexpectedly:
4. Poor treatment of affiliates
Casino Affiliates / Affiliates are third party companies that are engaged in the marketing, on behalf of the casino. This is done at their own expense in exchange for rewards for future players. And really, these partners are the first to get to experience casinos cheating or when a casino gets into trouble or decides to join the fraudulent side.
5. SPAM Advertisments
With so many gaming establishments growing like mushrooms after rain, one of the biggest problems for casino owners is to make the world aware of the existence of the casino. The first step is the hardest, and casinos can make serious mistakes in the beginning. First, some casinos overwhelm players ’mailboxes with their ads, saying how big they are, promising huge prizes and offering the best games and so on. Second, because players often rely on other people’s experiences, casinos can try to engage in a variety of gaming forums by employing stubborn writers (pretending to be regular players) to praise their casino. Third, casino spammers can try to expand their reach and hack third-party websites to rank the casino in search engine results.
Proven Lack of Randomness of Casino games
The lack of randomness is the ultimate sin that a casino can commit to its players! Yes, it is normal to lose your bets when playing in online casino games, just as it is normal to go straight to big wins. But if the site does not use the correct random number generator to ensure that all dice offers, rounds and reels are random, or if the RNG is found to be incorrect or “fixed”, the online casino will be blacklisted for the same second. All high-end casinos should review and independently inspect random number generators. Casinos that have not outsourced the audit may change their game results and trick the player into winning. If we see evidence of interference with the randomness of online casino games, we will list it immediately as this is against any possible ethical standards.
Do all casinos provide fair games?
Most casinos offer games with random number generators with legitimate gaming service providers such as NetEnt or Evolution Gaming, for example. A few rotten apples can be found where using non-random games will make the casino a mere profit.
Spamming Bonus Campaigns
Don’t be surprised if one day you find on your phone a bunch of notifications sent from the same provider that promises amazing welcome bonuses, while all of them ask you to register on their site and make an initial deposit. If you choose to ignore messages, they will not give up and you will receive the same or similar messages every day. As you can see, sometimes your emails suffer, sometimes your phone works over time, but they won’t let you breathe until they squeeze your money.
We can’t trust a casino that doesn’t respect your time, privacy and decisions and behaves aggressively, right? And we will never recommend it to you! Aggressive spam campaigns raise a warning to our staff and if we see this happening we are sure we will give them a place on the Not Recommended List.
Check out the snippet in our inbox, which is a great example of bulk spam:
Casino False Advertising
Casinos that advertise free money and make it hard to claim the bonus, will be immediately blacklisted on our site. We do not take such advertising lightly.
Is there a way a casino can avoid being blacklisted?
Absolutely not! We list our casinos with our readers in mind and therefore will cut no corners when stating our reviews. We invite our players to contact us and use our contact form to submit complaints against any casinos that we list.
Can a casino be removed from the Not Recommended List?
Technically yes, but only under certain circumstances. First, they must prove that they have changed their habits and usually include a new management team and / or new owners. Secondly, they need to continue their good manners for quite some time so that they can assure us that they are trusted.
Blacklisting takes more than just a week or two of good deeds. A blacklisted casino must show that they have changed their shady habits in the long run. They no longer steal from players. Their games are fair. They do things to the highest standards. All stolen money is refunded or reimbursed to players!
How can I be sure that a casino is reputable?
The best answer we can give is – check the casinos for our articles, analyzes, ratings, follow our recommendations and contact us if you feel like it. We employ first-class players and enthusiasts who know how to identify reputable gamblers and continue to boldly fight against scammers and rogues.
Should I give a casino on the Non-Recommended list a chance?
This is entirely up to you, but we do not recommend logging into any of the casinos not recommended on the list. Regardless of the specific reason for their blacklisting, immoral behavior is a clear sign that the casino in question should be avoided.