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Destination Poker is trying to steal $10k+ in winnings from me...

Discussion in 'Online Casino and Poker Complaints - old section' started by schankwart, Jun 28, 2004.

    Jun 28, 2004
  1. schankwart

    schankwart Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.ca

    Occupation:
    Secret Agent
    Location:
    Colony Gamma
    I can not believe this anymore. I have already posted about this at another forum but am forced to make as many possible customers aware of this as possible now...

    Here it goes:

    URGENT WARNING! Do not deposit money at Destination Poker!

    This Casino is as rogue as one could get!
    -After contacting the person Jetset mentioned in his earlier I eventually received a phonecall from them tonight, a several days after contacting them.

    Destination Poker is now trying to VOID 100% legitimate winnings ($10k+) from my non-bonus deposit, claiming that I am a "bonus abuser".

    They are not only attempting a major theft here but also do not have ANY valid reason to cancel my winnings.

    This Casino is bringing RTGs reputation to a new climax and I will have involve mediators into this matter now.....
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2004
  2. Jun 28, 2004
  3. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    Hi schankwart,

    Go ahead and send me your details and I'll have either them (the Destination Poker people) or the friendly folks at RTG take a look at this.

    Why were you playing there in the first place BTW?
     
  4. Jun 28, 2004
  5. schankwart

    schankwart Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.ca

    Occupation:
    Secret Agent
    Location:
    Colony Gamma
    Good evening Brian, I am really sorry for having to bug you with this right after coming back from your (probably refreshing) vacation but this Casino is now pulling up the worst c*** one could imagine and I need to bring this issue to the "next level" now.

    After losing on their sign-up offer I decided to deposit additionaly. Lucky as I was I won the mentioned amount on Bonus Deuces Wild by getting 4 Deuces with an Ace.
    ...The rest has been explained already in my previous post.

    Thanks for offering your help Brian, I will send you my account details etc.
     
  6. Jun 29, 2004
  7. bethug

    bethug Banned User - Winner of the "<a href="http://www.c

    schankwart, did u call them, and what did they say?
     
  8. Jun 29, 2004
  9. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Company Secretary
    Location:
    UK
    Aren't these now rumoured to be sister to Connectto? For the record I've made a couple of cashouts from them and been paid within a couple of days - one was for $1,200+ and had me well in profit overall with them at the time.
     
  10. Jun 29, 2004
  11. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Location:
    Bierland
    It's no rumor; I had it confirmed by reliable sources. Why doesn't anyone believe me when I say the same folks are running Connectto, Portifino, and Hamptons? Nobody seems to be listening to me.
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2004
  12. Jun 29, 2004
  13. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service
    Location:
    Earth
    "It's no rumor; I had it confirmed by reliable sources."

    If these sources have confirmed a sisterly relationship then both Destination's manager Jeff Wallace, and John Spears at Connect To Casino are flat out lying. I have emails from both denying any business relationship between the two.

    If this is the case they are adding fraud to theft in Shankie's case.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 30, 2004
  14. Jun 29, 2004
  15. schankwart

    schankwart Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.ca

    Occupation:
    Secret Agent
    Location:
    Colony Gamma
    They basically called my a bonus abuser and said they will cancel all legitimate winnings.
    -All of that without any valid reason.
     
  16. Jun 29, 2004
  17. bethug

    bethug Banned User - Winner of the "<a href="http://www.c

    if they lied about who they are, then why should players put there money there. schankwart, i will call them every 10 min on there dime and i think some of the rest of us should do the same. shankwart you are due your money.
     
  18. Jun 29, 2004
  19. jpm

    jpm Dormant account

    If they have anything at all to do with portofino, STAY FAR AWAY! They won't even pay a $100 debt they owe me, I hope you fare better schank!
     
  20. Jun 29, 2004
  21. dominique

    dominique Dormant account

    Occupation:
    webmistress
    Location:
    The Boonies
    If they are connected to Connectto, then, just as Bryan says, they are connected to Portofino/Hampton. Connectto bought Portofino/Hampton back when the pirate broke Hampton's bank.
     
  22. Jun 30, 2004
  23. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service
    Location:
    Earth
    This is the classic crooked operation trick as far as I am concerned - wait for the player to make a big win and then arbitrarily declare him a bonus abuser and disqualify his winnings. This is not acceptable and merits a warning against any operation that tries to pull it.

    The correct procedure is to declare the player a bonus abuser, lock his account AND PAY OUT ALL LEGITIMATELY WON MONIES RIGHT UP TO THE DATE OF THE DECLARATION. Disqualifications of winnings under these Destination Poker circumstances is not an option for an honest gambling operation.

    Destination Poker is not displaying good management or honest conduct here imo. And that disputed ownership issue with Connect To Casino is also very worrying.
     
  24. Jun 30, 2004
  25. schankwart

    schankwart Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.ca

    Occupation:
    Secret Agent
    Location:
    Colony Gamma
    Jetset, do not forget that I have NOT even received ANY bonus on the deposit I generated my winnings from!!!
     
  26. Jun 30, 2004
  27. marcolino

    marcolino Dormant account

    Location:
    Italy
    It is one shame and one disgust
     
  28. Jun 30, 2004
  29. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service
    Location:
    Earth
    Good point. Very good point!

    I'd say you are being ripped off here, Schankie.
     
  30. Jun 30, 2004
  31. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    Besides me dealing with reliable sources - the proof of their association is in their email headers. I thought everyone knew this:

    From John Spears at Connectocasino

    X-Persona: <Bryan Bailey>
    Return-Path: <john@connectocasino.com>
    Delivered-To: This email is not visible to you.
    Received: (fqmail 19994 invoked from network); 30 Jun 2004 00:53:05 -0000
    Received: from mx03.futurequest.net (mx03.futurequest.net [69.5.6.174])
    by pt02.futurequest.net ([69.5.6.173])
    with FQDP via TCP; 30 Jun 2004 00:53:05 -0000
    Received: (qmail 30175 invoked from network); 30 Jun 2004 00:52:52 -0000
    Received:
    from mail.connectocasino.com (connecttocasino.com [69.57.141.226]) by mx03.futurequest.net ([69.5.6.174])
    with SMTP via TCP; 30 Jun 2004 00:52:52 -0000
    Received: (qmail 2912 invoked from network); 29 Jun 2004 23:13:59 -0000
    Received: from unknown (HELO ?196.40.68.231?) (196.40.68.231)
    by connecttocasino.com with SMTP; 29 Jun 2004 23:13:59 -0000
    Message-ID: <40E20EE2.4030508@connectocasino.com>
    Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 18:52:50 -0600
    From: John Spears <john@connectocasino.com>
    User-Agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.6 (Windows/20040502)

    From Jeffrey Wallace at Destination Poker:

    X-Persona: <Bryan Bailey>
    Return-Path: <jeffrey@destinationpoker.com>
    Delivered-To: This email is not visible to you.
    Received: (fqmail 16138 invoked from network); 30 Jun 2004 03:04:55 -0000
    Received: from mx03.futurequest.net (mx03.futurequest.net [69.5.6.174])
    by pt02.futurequest.net ([69.5.6.173])
    with FQDP via TCP; 30 Jun 2004 03:04:55 -0000
    Received: (qmail 21045 invoked from network); 30 Jun 2004 03:02:28 -0000

    Received: from mail.connectocasino.com (connecttocasino.com [69.57.141.226])
    by mx03.futurequest.net ([69.5.6.174])
    with SMTP via TCP; 30 Jun 2004 03:02:28 -0000
    Received: (qmail 9103 invoked from network); 30 Jun 2004 01:23:32 -0000
    Received: from unknown (HELO ?196.40.68.231?) (196.40.68.231)
    by destinationpoker.com.140.57.69.in-addr.arpa with SMTP; 30 Jun 2004 01:23:32 -0000
    Message-ID: <40E22D40.1030309@destinationpoker.com>
    Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 21:02:24 -0600
    From: Jeffrey Wallace <jeffrey@destinationpoker.com>

    User-Agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.6 (Windows/20040502)

    These both come from connect-to-casino, and possibly from the same computer. The User-Agent identifies their software with a date-stamp. Out of over 10,000 email headers I searched through this morning - only three headers share this same User-Agent, John Spears, Jeffery Wallace, and Jonathan McCain (from portofino.com).

    The association is obvious. It's not a he said she said situation anymore. I'm not one to be bullshitted.

    So why lie? Casinos that are having difficulty or bad raps will disassociate themselves from their offspring, just like Virtual did with Prism and Cirrus. This is just another example of "ignore the man behind the curtain" sort of thing. Tiresome, ain't it?
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2004
  32. Jun 30, 2004
  33. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Location:
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  34. Jun 30, 2004
  35. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service
    Location:
    Earth
    I think that's a fair fate for these bozos given their recent actions.
     
  36. Jun 30, 2004
  37. jpm

    jpm Dormant account

    The correct procedure would have been for them to not even allow him to open an account in the first place if he's in this alleged bonus abuser database! By letting him go ahead and open an account and play with a bonus, they were hoping he would do exactly what he did with that first deposit + bonus, lose it all. They weren't counting on him coming back with a non-bonus deposit and winning it all back and then some. They wouldn't have locked him out at long as he continued to lose, but then they pull out this bonus abuse database b.s. after he wins so they don't have to pay legitimate winnings.

    This is beyond rogue, this is pure PREMEDITATED LARCENY and should not be tollerated by anyone. Players, other RTG operators and RTG themselves have to put their collective feet down. They need to pay the legitimate winnings from the non bonus deposit & play and then they can ban him all they want.
     
  38. Jun 30, 2004
  39. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    My sentiments exactly. The more I think about it, the more I believe they ought to be shut down. I would like to see schankwart paid first though. :D

    The casino had the gall to tell me if the player would calm down they would consider giving him his deposit back. I'm sure the folks at Neteller would be interested in hearing about this...
     

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