Closed Casino: Strange software, stupid name
Software provider: Proprietary Software
Licensing Jurisdiction: Panama
Added 20 July 2008
A query appeared in our forum inquiring about this strange looking casino. Besides having one of the stupidest names imaginable, its software and casino lobby was just plain scary looking. A few members tried out the casino software – including myself – and can attest that it looked and played like crap.
But that’s strictly a subjective reading of the casino – what is not subjective are a few facts:
Fact #1: they had lifted the terms and conditions from one of the Bellerock casinos. Here is a screen shot of their terms and conditions before they “realized” they had made a mistake and corrected it:
Fact #2: They used stolen credit cards to “pay” for their logos. From The Logo Factory:
A few months ago, we received a request for a casino logo. A neat little project for which we developed a nifty little angel character, using our typical illustrative logo style. Then the ‘client’ submitted a second project for a more conventional casino mark. Couple of playing cards, some text. Nothing to raise alarms just yet – casino website owners tend to develop multiple portals, all featuring the same gambling software, in order to maximize their internet profile. Multiple, and simultaneous casino logo projects are not that uncommon. From my experience in designing logos for casinos, folks that run them, despite a sketchy rap, are pretty well like any other client. No reason to be suspicious – just another day at the shop.
Alas, unbenownst to us, this ‘client’ was actually from Serbia – filling out project briefs for the projects via a proxy in Columbus, Ohio – and then submitting retainer payments using stolen credit cards. By the time our credit card company had caught up with the fraud, we had completed one of the projects and sent the complete source files on their way. Another, the angel motif – partially revealed here – was halted just before we sent the ever-so-valuable Adobe Illustrator files.