Amber Coast Casino not paying winnings

steveo

Dormant account
I recently played at AmberCoast casino. Deposited 200 and received a 400 bonus. I then bet the whole 600 on one hand of blackjack and won. I then bet the table max which is 900 and won 2 and lost one. I did this a few times (each time knowing that i could easily bust out) and managed to get my account to over 2,300. I then played video poker to do the turnover required. All of this was in accordance with their terms and conditions. Today i received this email.

"You had recently requested a cash-out on the total amount of 2,370.00 after participating in a promotion and receiving a Bonus or Bonuses.

It is a normal proceedure to audit all accounts before processing withdrawals and in doing so it was discovered that your gameplay follows a classic pattern of bonus abuse. In this case it is our policy to refund your deposit and close your casino account.

For further information regarding this promotion bonus policy please visit our web site's general terms and condition page at <termsofuseurl> or the specific promotion's terms and conditions.

We apologize for any inconvenience."

This has got to be some sort of joke. I played to their terms and conditions and went well over the turnover i was meant to and wasn't betting minimum stakes at all in blackjack or videopoker. They have closed my account so I cannot even get my play logs to verify this. I will offcourse be pitching a bitch. Just wanted to post this to make sure anyone else thinking of playing at this casino doesnt as in my opion they may be rogue.
Thanks
Steve
 

jetset

RIP Brian
CAG
Spear commented:

"Unable to confirm that this is a legitimate Playtech operation, as there is no mention of it on the Playtech website, and the WHOIS shows that the domains were registered through GoDaddy's proxy service."

We have a query in on this with Playtech.
 

pstnpstn

Dormant account
I am sorry about that steveo :(
you should have paid all your winning.
cause you had fulfilled their terms and condition.

I know if your winning is small, they will pay to you.
because your winning is big, they spotted you bonus abuser.

what is wrong go all in with bonus?
player have risk lose his all deposit money.
they should have added this terms
"Player must not bet all in with bonus." :)

hope you will be paid.
 

jetset

RIP Brian
CAG
Playtech have responded to us and will be taking measures, because this is a Playtech powered casino, it turns out. I would recommend that we give it a couple of days and see what happens - this is an operational flaw which can be rectified. If it is not, then Amber Coast is off to a very bad start that will not be good for business.
 

largeeyes

Dormant account
jetset said:
Playtech have responded to us and will be taking measures, because this is a Playtech powered casino, it turns out. I would recommend that we give it a couple of days and see what happens - this is an operational flaw which can be rectified. If it is not, then Amber Coast is off to a very bad start that will not be good for business.
What kind of measures does Playtech normally take? From what I heard in the past they usually like to be hands off and have rubber teeth. I tried telling them that......that this is VERY bad for business. We shall see.....

Kinda funny, come out and be a GOOD Playtech with fast payments and you could set the world on fire.....Do this and I guess you could swindle 500k-1mil in a month, but then you're pretty much toast.
 

ergopro

Experienced Member
Hi steveo!
Were you playing in GBP? They got this rule at their website...
---> Only players from the United Kingdom are permitted to play in GBP. Players from continental Europe are permitted to play in Euros. Players from the United States, Canada, and all other countries excluding the United Kingdom and the continental European nations are required to play in U.S. Dollars. Any player found to be in non-compliance will not be eligible for any bonus money.

Website Title: Action Affiliates - Casino Affiliate Program
Response Code: 200
SSL Cert: adv.maximacasino.com expires in 6024 days
Website Status: Active
Reverse IP: Web server hosts 2 websites (reverse ip tool requires free login)
Server Type: Apache (Spry.com also uses Apache)
IP Address: 200.124.131.211 (ARIN & RIPE IP search)
IP Location: - E-commerce Park N.v
Blacklist Status: Clear
Cached Whois: Cached today
Whois History: 5 records stored
Record Type: Domain Name
Monitor: Monitor or Backorder
Wildcard search: 'action-affiliates' or 'action affiliates' in all domains.
Other TLDs: .com .net .org .info .biz .us
X X [4 available domains]

Name Server: UDNS1.ULTRADNS.NET
ICANN Registrar: GO DADDY SOFTWARE, INC.
Created: 2005-03-14
Expires: 2007-03-14
Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Please note: the registrant of the domain name is specified
in the "registrant" field. In most cases, Go Daddy Software, Inc.
is not the registrant of domain names listed in this database.


Registrant:
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15511 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com
Domain Name: ACTION-AFFILIATES.COM
Created on: 14-Mar-05
Expires on: 14-Mar-07
Last Updated on: 30-Mar-05

Administrative Contact:
Private, Registration
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15511 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599
Technical Contact:
Private, Registration
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15511 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599

Domain servers in listed order:
UDNS1.ULTRADNS.NET
UDNS2.ULTRADNS.NET

So I guess they are more or less connected to Maxima Casino...

-Ergo-
 
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Vesuvio

Dormant account
IMPORTANT: Please note that all players suspected of irregular wagering patterns conducive to bonus abuse and fraud will be summarily expelled from the casino without prior notification. Amber Coast Casino retains the right to withhold all earnings resulting from this fraudulent activity. Original deposits made by bonus seekers will be refunded at the sole discretion of the casino's management.

Players identified as Bonus Seekers, Bonus Abusers, or that are suspected of engaging in fraudulent game play and irregular wagering patterns at either Amber Coast Casino or any other online gaming site will not be eligible for bonus money under any circumstances.
Or in short: "you can only cash out winnings from this casino if you lose" :rolleyes:

Ergopro, they've been switching terms every few hours, so I'd guess the limit on playing in GBP is another new addition.
 

steveo

Dormant account
I read every term and condition before playing and that was not in there. I didn't save the page though. But 6 hours after i played they had changed their bonus offer. Thanks for everyones comments so far. As I cant pitch a bitch until the 30th I guess i'll have to wait and see what happens.
 

ergopro

Experienced Member
Thanks for the heads-up...This casino sounds really weird...hmm, I think I'll stay away =)

-Ergo-
 

sirius

Senior Member
Incredible!

I cannot believe this because I received this message from someone at amberone.com after they signed up to my forum in late March.

Hi,

I am working with a new Playtech Licensee. We are very much interested in hearing about your concerns with other Playetch sites in order to be sure to avoid making some of the same mistakes.

Specifically with regards to bonuses.

We are working very hard in order to ensure we will be offering top of the line customer service and would appreciate your help.
I replied with lots of free advice and even offered to help them with their bonus structure! I can only assume they didn't read my message because they are making exactly the same mistakes as the others. I explained in a *lot* of detail how it was potentially fraudulant to do what they have ended up doing here. If the casino didn't want players to play in a particular way, it should have been in the terms and conditions of the offer, otherwise it's open to abuse by the casino. Not only are they removing bonuses and winnings, but they are keeping the deposits of all the players (more than half) who lost playing in the same way. Some of what I wrote to them in April is below:

"The way to structure the terms and
conditions is so that it leaves no doubt in the player's mind what
would qualify them and disqualify them for the bonuses.

There must not be any 'discretion' involved .... probably
unenforceable in any court of law

When a player follows the terms of the offer, they must be paid. If you want
players to play certain games or certain betting levels (minimum bet
sizes) you simply must put this in the terms and conditions for the
offers....

The mistakes casinos have made in the past is send out promotions and
players have deposited and even wagered in response to the promotion
but not received the bonus or the bonus was removed for the very same
reasons I'm talking about (sometimes winnings are voided). The players
followed all the rules but find themselves literally robbed of the
winnings or bonus for unverifiable reasons....

Whenever a casino evokes this 'promotion abuse' clause (or equivalent
BS clause) it also usually indicates that the casino is hurting
financially and has made mistakes in the bonus structure that is
costing them too much money... or .....that the casino is 'getting back' at the promo players after discovering they have cost the casino more than
expected...

What the casino can do is block certain players from receiving further
offers once they have determined thay are not profitable. Determining
this is not clearcut either but if the player is sent a promotion and
takes it up, then the player must be paid in full if he follows the
terms and conditions. The casino can't fraudulantly refuse the bonus
for unclear reasons after a player has been offered the promotion and
deposited for it. This has happened a few times at other Playtech
casinos to many players (usually the bonus is either not given or
removed from the cashout despite the player abiding by the terms)! I
hope you understand how this is open to abuse by the casino and cannot
be tolerated!"
 
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KasinoKing

WebMeister & Slotaholic..
webmeister
PABnonaccred
CAG
MM
I've recently been looking at the T&C's of ALL the Playtechs, and surprise surprise, nearly all of them have this "any play the casino deems to be 'bonus abuse' will forfeit your winnings/bonus/deposit" horse-sh*t!

It's outrageous. If they don't spell out EXACTLY what it is that you can not do, how are you ever supposed to make sure you don't break their rules??? :what:

Hope this long-awaited Playtech mediation service is not too far away....
 

largeeyes

Dormant account
There really is no other way to play those gigantic sticky bonuses than with huge bets. I mean, what's the point of playing $5 black jack or $5 slots if you have an $800 balance, $400 of which isn't real? I fell all the way to $75 but managed a sizable withdraw.....will be very interesting to see how it goes!
 

sirius

Senior Member
Players identified as Bonus Seekers, Bonus Abusers, or that are suspected of engaging in fraudulent game play and irregular wagering patterns at either Amber Coast Casino or any other online gaming site will not be eligible for bonus money under any circumstances.
Before they went live they asked under a pseudonym on my forum what a 'bonus seeker' was so they obviously didn't really know what they were doing.

What is a bonus seeker really?

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I've been hearing the term alot. Is there really such a thing as a "bonus seeker" a guaranteed winner?

Most bonuses have wagering requirements and excluded games from what I can see... so, what is it a "bonus seeker" has got that makes him so threatening to a casino?
 

Easycoins

Dormant account
PABnononaccred
webby
This is just like someone opening a casino without knowing what is Roulette.

What do they think? An Online Casino is in any way winning so much that they can throw around with money?

Seems to be a strange crowd.
 
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