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We reserve the right to void your winnings - Why you should always read Terms & Conditions

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Came across an example of bonus conditions that without a doubt ensure I'll never deposit, which I matched with an example I'd found myself earlier in the day and then I had an idea..

When you come across a clause in casino terms that may as well say "TAKEBACKS! CALLED IT! STAMPED IT NO ERASIES!" or "YOINK!" share them with the community 😉

 

Slotjoint.. sorry folks, if you're reading this, better not take that bonus...

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Um.... What? Intended Meaning aside, doesn't this basically say "You won some money.. we think you clicked Spin wanting that to happen.. YOINK!"

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Go Wild's policy Fairly standard in many places these days, but any way you slice it #3 can be simply translated to "We Reserve the right to YOINK! because we say so"

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Betsafe Calls "DOUBLE YOINKSIES" just to make sure you heard them call it.

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Like the Loco one - 'the purpose of earning money': no, I set out to gamble with the sole intention of, and only being happy, with losing. 

'We determine what is abuse' - for that read: if you win a lot and we think we have the tiniest chance of ***** you out of your winnings, we'll take it. 

You're at the mercy of a casino doing the right think and only utilising the terms when valid - i get why they don't want to spell out what bonus abuse to an extent but the terms are totally open to interpretation in many cases: what's bonus abuse to some people is different to others: some have terms such as 'if you lower your bet after a a BIG  win by more than 50% we consider this to be...' - what's Big? BTG Big of 25X or Real Time Gaming of 5X?

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54 minutes ago, pinnit2015 said:

You're at the mercy of a casino doing the right think and only utilising the terms when valid - i get why they don't want to spell out what bonus abuse to an extent but the terms are totally open to interpretation in many cases:

While the reason for having such clauses are obviously to ensure their ability to efficiently deal with actual problem players who are actively attempting to defraud the casino in one way or another, which I of course fully support, the casinos loss from such actions is really a loss to all decent players in bonuses, trust, promotions etc.

It's a double edged sword for the reasonable player though who submits to whatever verification demands are received, agrees to potentially harmful terms of use & complies with the site's guidelines and policies all while essentially acting in good faith(blind faith?) that their deposits are safe, they'll receive fair/ethical treatment and the casino will honour agreements and adhere to the regulations of their license.

Forgive the pun, but in this situation the casino really does Hold all the cards.

 

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2 hours ago, cocopop3011 said:

The slotjoint one is completely pointless - how the heck would they even be able to track one of their players down on a forum / fb group or community anyway!

I maintain a pretty consistent identity across most of the internet, so in my case pretty easily.

Many people use only a single email for everything they do online which is searchable in many forums/social media sites unless they've taken the time to set privacy settings.

Bob is sent a personal code that gets posted on a forum and 6 others attempt to use it.

They claim that their alien overlords told them so..

Really.. if you're going to make up terms that allow you to void players and their winnings carte blanche I'm sure you are also fine with fudging the required proof a smidge too..

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Casinos are up there with some Wild West terms that's for sure. What's sometimes worse is that they've managed to convince a lot of people 'because it's in the terms it's legal'.  Not really, no. 

If you take a normal contract between two companies there's things like proof burdens that need to be demonstrated to show Party A did X, that led to Party B suffering Y which led to a breach of Z.

In casino land - well we've got these nebulous terms that we may, or may not, invoke. Kinda depends how we're feeling on the day. We're not going to even make some of them that clear because that would be crazy. Oh you're going to complain? Then we'll just pull out a bland, generic term and whack you over the head with that sure. 

I do feel sorry for them though - sometimes that house edge just isn't enough. 

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I hope everyone can realise that all casinos have one term only, and that all the other terms fall under that same one term...TO MAKE MONEY...and that goes by hook , by crook, by fishing lines, by fishy lines...you name it, they will do it...all for the sake of making money...or they would go bust! 8)  

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Have so much to say about all this, but after all these years gambling online dare to claim that nothing could surprise me when it comes to complicated ''business processes'' such as unleashing all sorts and types of ingenuity only to find new and even more ridiculous ways /than your rivals/ to screw your players..... Sigh! 

In the name of all fairness, SlotJoint's term quoted above was added soon after Igor Samardziski /former BETAT&Slotty Vegas owner/ revealed a massive fraud ring of players known as Profit Maximiser. So, yeah, it makes perfect sense, IF you try looking at it from that perspective. 

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And to be fair, the term in dodgy casinos make absolutely no difference at all. If they don’t want to pay you, they will not pay you: regardless of what the terms say anyhow.

Its more the softer terms that can be the issue or those casinos that are neither good in the sense, nor bad: definition of ‘in play’, swapping higher to lower bets : you can fall foul of these with ‘good’ casinos: but then again I’d expect theirs to be clear.

I suppose new methods come about in terms of player fraud and they can’t spell out every single thing.

That being said - the terms of some of these need closer scrutiny by MGA and UKGC. 

 

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2 hours ago, ValDes said:

Have so much to say about all this, but after all these years gambling online dare to claim that nothing could surprise me when it comes to complicated ''business processes'' such as unleashing all sorts and types of ingenuity only to find new and even more ridiculous ways /than your rivals/ to screw your players..... Sigh! 

In the name of all fairness, SlotJoint's term quoted above was added soon after Igor Samardziski /former BETAT&Slotty Vegas owner/ revealed a massive fraud ring of players known as Profit Maximiser. So, yeah, it makes perfect sense, IF you try looking at it from that perspective. 

It's crazy that someone at the top their game could even get involved in something like that!

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6 hours ago, jointroller said:

Seems like one of those things they put in there to have any kind of reason to confiscate your funds if you Win Big. What a joke 😁

Agree it is, let's just hope none of us all fall short of it soon! or ever for that matter!

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Nowadays some of casinos terms are absolutely crazy. About the one that Slotjoint has- I've been playing there for a long time and I've always vouched for them, and regarding this term I'm sure it's as Guru said- about players looking for a way to scam a casino, not being just regular members. But that's my humble opinion.

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Well, reading terms and conditions should always be your first step when you're going to sign up somewhere... Many people forget about it and we couldn't blame them about it: it's just sad that we have to be careful everywhere on the Internet. The night is dark and full of scams 

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16 hours ago, Barono said:

Well, reading terms and conditions should always be your first step when you're going to sign up somewhere... Many people forget about it and we couldn't blame them about it: it's just sad that we have to be careful everywhere on the Internet. The night is dark and full of scams 

A fellow GOT fan perhaps? :) 

Welcome to AskGamblers though. ;) 

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