What is the blacklist of bookmakers?
The blacklist of bookmakers or betting sites includes online operators that operate illegally. Scammers create unsafe websites with generous bonuses, simple deposit methods without requiring users to verify documents. After a withdrawal request, the account is blocked or the balance becomes negative.
Why is a bookmaker or betting site is blacklisted?
Bookmakers who perform their duties in bad faith are not recommended for real money wagering on sporting events or casino games. These operators are blacklisted for the following reasons:
Uncertified software. All games and software must come from verified companies. The low-level software is not configured by the provider, but by the operator who put the fraudulent website online, not in favor of the player.
Lack of license. The bookmakers or online betting site does not hide its management license and issuing body. A legitimate business permit protects customers by ensuring payments are made regularly.
Failure to pay winnings. Processing of payments longer than the time specified in the conditions, to which are added doubts, constant delay in payments. The verification process should not take more than three days, the withdrawal up to five. In case of violation of the conditions, the resource is considered not legitimate.
Poor support service. When employees ignore user questions and concerns without providing clear answers.
How to find out if a bookmaker is blacklisted
In order not to fall into the deception, you should independently verify the honesty of the bookmaker with whom you decide to open a gaming account. Before registering for an account and transferring money to a gaming account, it is worth determining if the operator is blacklisted.
The choice of a bookmaker must be approached carefully, after carefully studying the reviews and the design of the site, in order not to fall into a scam.
Pay attention to the following points:
Availability of a license. License information can be found at the bottom of the betting operator’s official website page. Many online bookmakers receive documents from offshore companies. They have a small tax for foreigners and legislation that is faithful to foreign affairs. The authorities of Cyprus, Mauritius or Honduras, which issue most of the licenses, have strict requirements to be met in order to obtain the license, thus ensuring the player’s safety. An unlicensed online bookmaker or betting site operates with impunity, so it can modify the algorithm of the random number generator and the entire interface to its advantage.
Reliable software providers. Worldwide producers of casino games (Playtech, NetEnt, Microgaming, Betsoft) and online betting cooperate with more than one operator. Buying such software is expensive and can only be afforded by a reliable, long-term resource. Well-known developers present slot machines with closed settings, so the administration of the site cannot interfere with the operation.
Support service. After creating an account, it is worth contacting the bookmaker’s staff to verify their actions: ask questions of interest and wait for an answer. A bona fide betting site never avoids complaints, helps users, and solves problems.
Reputation on the Internet. Whether or not to trust reviews posted on third-party sites is a personal matter, it’s worth knowing that the negative can be left by offended customers. There are few constructive claims on the internet, so it’s safer to focus on the above points.
If at least one of the points listed above is violated, the bookmaker is blacklisted and cooperation with it is best avoided.
Why should you avoid blacklisted bookmakers or betting sites?
The bookmakers that are listed in the black list, aim to receive money from users in different ways, without observing the established rules and conditions. Gamblers who deposit funds into a gambling account discover their loss after some time. Additionally, documents uploaded as account verification are transferred to third parties or made public.
Bookmakers and Affiliate Scam Program
Many bookmakers or online casinos offer an affiliate program for webmasters in order to have direct traffic on their platform. The bookmakers’ affiliation program is therefore nothing more than a way to advertise an operator’s online betting site. There are several affiliate programs that turn out to be fraudulent against webmasters who join with the aim of advertising the bookmaker on their own marketing channels such as websites dedicated to online gambling.
What makes the affiliate programs of bookmakers or online casinos fraudulent?
After generating traffic to online bookmakers, various operators lower the commissions due to the website that advertised them or even terminate the affiliate contract by stealing the customers generated by the affiliate. This is a procedure that has occurred several times over time, with several bookmakers subsequently being blacklisted.