Thursday, August 31, 2006

Online casino scams revealed!

Read my post before you consider joining or paying to play at any online casino or poker room!

Wouldn't it be nice to make a bundle of money quickly, with minimal effort, by playing at online casinos at your home? Of course it would. I for one would love to have money flowing into my bank account, playing poker or hold'em (or my favorite - craps) in the evenings, so I could have more time to spend with my daughter and wife, without any boss looking over my shoulder.

Whether it's a Texas Hold'em site, a poker room, a "gaming community" or whatever, we have all heard the fantastic claims people make about making tons of money by gambling online, and by playing at their casino, you can too. I can tell you right now that 99% of these people are total frauds. You may have even fallen prey to one of these scam artists, having you deposit your money or enter your banking information only to either lose your deposit or have your account wiped clean. Me too. I've tried so many different online casinos that I can't even recall how many. I don't know why, but I tend to find the "good" in people, and I was "sold" by these marketing schemes time and time again, even after being scammed by another. Finally, after so many disappointments (and my wife beating me down for having to cancel yet ANOTHER checking account due to a fraudulent online casino, I got FED UP. I decided to get to the bottom of this fascination we all have with online casinos and gambling, and find out if there really were any LEGITIMATE online casinos.

I literally contacted the administrator of every online casino I could find. Posing as an investigator, I managed to convince the owners that I was seriously interested in purchasing their entire website and business. That way, once the dollar signs flashed in their heads, they would give me free access to their member's areas to review what really happens. Well, I was disgusted with 99% of what I found. Many of the owners actually boasted about how many people deposited their savings into their useless websites, and how much money they were able to steal. I repeatedly found:

No help section
No refunds
No real email support
No information on why account balances were gone
Non-working links
Biased tables
Out of country contact information

I quickly realized that these so-called online casinos were total scams. And the owners knew it, yet they were laughing all the way to the bank! Needless to say, I didn't respond when they asked if I was still interested in buying their websites. Suprisingly, while sifting through all of the scam artist's websites, I was able to locate a couple of individuals that actually ran legitimate casinos.

These casinos are regulated by the government, their membership areas were impressive, and their tables were fair. I even chatted with several other players who gave me great tips to play, and everyone was very friendly. I finally had a good time! It was like I found a few diamonds in the rough. But don't take my word for it, you can visit the two sites below. See what you think.

Well, my search for a legitimate online casino has come to an end. I have to say I was thoroughly disappointed with most of what I found, and I strongly advise that you do not take chances joining any other casinos/lottos other than the two listed below! Whatever you do, I wish you a healthy, prosperous year for you and yours.

All the best!

Paul McCallister

Here are the links to the two sites I recommend: