Can't stop worrying

adam25185

Dormant account
Joined
Jun 28, 2009
Location
uk
I spent about 6 months as a bonus hunter nearly two years ago. I made a few thousand. At first I thought it was great.

However, after having stopped hunting for bonuses, I have become more and more edgy. No casino has accused me of abusing the bonuses, but people in the wider world have warned me about falling for a scam.

I have a horrible fear that the casinos will notice that my accounts are completely inactive after having claimed the signup bonuses and will come chasing me for the bonuses back, or accusing me of fraud, threatening my future career etc. After all, every casino has a clause prohibiting 'bonus abuse' in the terms and conditions.

I know this fear is somewhat irrational, but I've been spending time every day searching for 'casino bonus abuse arrest' 'casino bonus abuse prosection' etc etc etc on google and generally scouring the internet trying to put my mind at rest.

Is there any evidence that anyone can put forward that this is definitely not going to happen?
 

KasinoKing

WebMeister & Slotaholic..
webmeister
PABnonaccred
CAG
MM
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Aug 25, 2004
Location
Bexhill on sea, England
I know this fear is somewhat irrational..

Is there any evidence that anyone can put forward that this is definitely not going to happen?
"Somewhat irrational.." is a bit of an understatement!

You can 100% sleep peacefully - no-one is going to come knocking at your door.
I've been using bonuses for profit daily for over 8-years - never a problem.
And I know there are 1000's more players who have done exactly the same or worse... :eek2:

It's a numbers game; some people win with bonuses, some people lose - the casinos accept this.

Trust me, if anything was going to happen it would have been at the time you used the bonus, not 2 years later.
Please don't worry about this.

KK
 

Patricia007

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Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Location
Myrtle Beach
Wham, Bam, Thank You Casino!

Well, it sounds like you've got a lot on your mind......Best thing to do is some deep breathing...then, just don't do anything that resembles "bonus abuse."

Is there not some kind of "statute of limitations" regarding these things?

Truly, you must not allow yourself to be consumed with these worries, there is plenty of truly serious problems to worry about...like....North Koreas Nuclear program!
:)
 

lauram

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Joined
Feb 18, 2008
Location
toronto
I spent about 6 months as a bonus hunter nearly two years ago. I made a few thousand. At first I thought it was great.

However, after having stopped hunting for bonuses, I have become more and more edgy. No casino has accused me of abusing the bonuses, but people in the wider world have warned me about falling for a scam.

I have a horrible fear that the casinos will notice that my accounts are completely inactive after having claimed the signup bonuses and will come chasing me for the bonuses back, or accusing me of fraud, threatening my future career etc. After all, every casino has a clause prohibiting 'bonus abuse' in the terms and conditions.

I know this fear is somewhat irrational, but I've been spending time every day searching for 'casino bonus abuse arrest' 'casino bonus abuse prosection' etc etc etc on google and generally scouring the internet trying to put my mind at rest.

Is there any evidence that anyone can put forward that this is definitely not going to happen?

Omg your kidding me right? Maybe some time for some pills from your doctor.
No hun they will not come knocking down your door. I cant think of many newbies that did not take casinos up on their bonus offers. The opening offer is just that to give your a chance to see if you like their casino.
2 years later I managed to download a few mg casinos that all i had done was use the bonus offer never liked the way they played and never looked back. And when i installed again I had no problems with my accounts flew off my id and waited and sure enough all was fine. Now you can sleep at nite,
its mostly my kids dogs and other probs that keep me awake. lol
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
I spent about 6 months as a bonus hunter nearly two years ago. I made a few thousand. At first I thought it was great.

However, after having stopped hunting for bonuses, I have become more and more edgy. No casino has accused me of abusing the bonuses, but people in the wider world have warned me about falling for a scam.

I have a horrible fear that the casinos will notice that my accounts are completely inactive after having claimed the signup bonuses and will come chasing me for the bonuses back, or accusing me of fraud, threatening my future career etc. After all, every casino has a clause prohibiting 'bonus abuse' in the terms and conditions.

I know this fear is somewhat irrational, but I've been spending time every day searching for 'casino bonus abuse arrest' 'casino bonus abuse prosection' etc etc etc on google and generally scouring the internet trying to put my mind at rest.

Is there any evidence that anyone can put forward that this is definitely not going to happen?

It'll NEVER HAPPEN!!

The worst that could happen is that you will end up on some kind of "bonus abuser database". Casinos deny these databases even exist, but it seems that there are SEVERAL different databases, rather than ONE central database. Players thus flagged may find they cannot claim MORE bonuses in the future. Many casinos are run by a group, so it is likely that by "abusing" the bonuses in a couple of their casinos you will be refused further bonuses for ALL casinos in the group.

Rival software casinos share a true central "bonus abuse" type database, and players are routinely finding themselves banned from FUTURE bonuses.


I can recall TWO cases where casinos really went out on a limb and tried to make your fears a reality.

1) Prime casino, long ago, paid out winnings, and then TWO WEEKS later did a "chargeback" to the player's Neteller account because they decided that, after all, they had abused the bonus.
In the end, it was Prime Casino that had something to fear, not the player. There was public outrage, and the casino put the money back. The player community was STILL not done with them though, and the debate continued, revealing along the way some of the "secret understandings" between casino and processor.
ANY casino manager who was aware of that issue would know NOT to go retrieving bonuses from "bonus abusers" once paid out.

2) A more recent case involves a casino that accused a player of "fraud", namely using a bot (robot program to play casino games, usually Blackjack and Video Poker). They confiscated a very large progressive jackpot. There seemed to be threats from both sides to take the matter to court, but as far as I know this has not happened, and it may be a bluff on the part of either, or both, sides.

The usual way this plays out is that the casino will spot "bonus abuse" when auditing the play during the cash out process. They will either find a specific rule breach, or refuse to pay because of some "in the spirit of" clause. The player gets their deposit back, and can then appeal for thir winnings through one or more of the available dispute processes.

After all this time, far from threats of the bailiffs, these casinos might try to convince you to come back for another try:D, and offer you another juicy bonus. This is particularly likely to come from the ones you lost at, and even some of the ones you won at may try to win the money back from you.
To spot this though, you will have to remain subscribed to their promotional emails and letters.

The rules that define "bonus abuse" have changed a fair bit, and many things that were OK two years ago would now be classed as "bonus abuse" at casinos. To avoid problems, a thorough reading of the terms is needed, and players should NOT try to exploit obvious loopholes, and then argue the finer points later. Slots bonuses are the safest, WR is generally much lower, and there is nothing a player can do with SLOTS that any casino could argue (and get away with it) is "bonus abuse".
One casino group tried claiming "bonus abuse" on slots play, and failed - they were forced to pay up in the end.


As they say on Crimewatch (or used to),

"Don't have nightmares":)
 

same_old

Dormant account
webmeister
PABaccred
Joined
Mar 4, 2007
Location
Australia
I spent about 6 months as a bonus hunter nearly two years ago. I made a few thousand. At first I thought it was great.

However, after having stopped hunting for bonuses, I have become more and more edgy. No casino has accused me of abusing the bonuses, but people in the wider world have warned me about falling for a scam.

I have a horrible fear that the casinos will notice that my accounts are completely inactive after having claimed the signup bonuses and will come chasing me for the bonuses back, or accusing me of fraud, threatening my future career etc. After all, every casino has a clause prohibiting 'bonus abuse' in the terms and conditions.

I know this fear is somewhat irrational, but I've been spending time every day searching for 'casino bonus abuse arrest' 'casino bonus abuse prosection' etc etc etc on google and generally scouring the internet trying to put my mind at rest.

Is there any evidence that anyone can put forward that this is definitely not going to happen?

Ah Huh!!! after all these years I have finally caught up with you.

I'am Same_old the bonus controller for ALL the online casino's you have ripped off for the bonus abuse you caused.. I have found your contact details through this site and you will be hearing from our solicitors with full force, you have personally closed many of our casino's down due to those %100 bonuses you used.

Sleep with one eye open
 
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