Ever had a casino inform you that they sent you a bad check?

dipstick42

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Branch, AR
I cashed out a small amount from a free bonus offer at a BetOnSoft casino (Lucky Creek), mostly as a test to see if they had really improved under new management as claimed on another forum. I was pleasantly surprised when the small cashout was apparently processed on 10-26. Then yesterday, I got the following e-mail:

Dear Allen
Hope this email finds you well. We are writing to inform you that there has been a problem with your withdrawal of USD 104.30. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. Due to problems with our processors, you will not be able to cash the cheque drawn on "Citibank bank". Should you have received this check already, please kindly discard of it as it has been invalidated and will not clear at your bank. However, you should be recieving another cheque to replace the previous one. Please do try and cash it and IF you encounter any problems, write to our customer care to my attention (Kate Richards)Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.
Regards,
Kate Richards.


I was told on another forum that this happens all the time, I should just be grateful they sent me the e-mail, I was playing on free money anyway, etc. and I wrong to be holding this against the casino. (Of course, this was from the person from whose affiliate link I signed up, lol.)

So I was just wondering if anybody else has had a similar experience from a casino with a little better reputation?
 

3mptyseat

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May 22, 2010
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California de Norte
pstars

I did in June of 2009 from pokerstars... But that was bc the DofJ had just seized control of one of the banks which held the acct of their (to use the parlance of our times) U.S. facing payment processors... Anyway, they told me it would bounce 2 days before I even got it... Are they reputable enough?
 

dipstick42

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Apr 28, 2010
Location
Branch, AR
Yeah, I remember a lot of that sort of thing going on at that time, particularly with poker rooms with significant U.S. customer bases. I guess one of the things that seemed so strange to me about this incident with Lucky Creek is that they were still apparently issuing checks drawn on a U.S.-based bank. Is this common? (I've very rarely cashed out via paper check.)
 

reda

Senior Member
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Feb 22, 2005
Location
HOUSTON
just be glad the casino had the decency to warn you that the ck was not any good. ive had a bad ck from a casino and it bounced and i had x tra fees and my banking was a mess till i got it all cleared up.
 

jstrike

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Nov 16, 2010
Location
Europe
YES! Bodog sent me a bad check in 2008 for $4,700.00. :eek:

Whoa. Did you recover it? I haven't had trouble with Bodog but I've heard enough to be suspicious.

Regarding bad checks... I'm sorta surprised any US facing casino is trying to issue checks to US customers at all these days. The way the damn law is written, seems like any person along the way could get arrested, from the bank teller to the mailman. (I'd really like to see some US mailmen get arrested over distributing cashouts. That'd be funny).
 

yameater

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Jan 14, 2006
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USA, N.C.
Whoa. Did you recover it? I haven't had trouble with Bodog but I've heard enough to be suspicious.

Regarding bad checks... I'm sorta surprised any US facing casino is trying to issue checks to US customers at all these days. The way the damn law is written, seems like any person along the way could get arrested, from the bank teller to the mailman. (I'd really like to see some US mailmen get arrested over distributing cashouts. That'd be funny).

Yes I finally did. They finally wired the money in 3 pmts. thru Moneygrams at my local Walmart (which is ironic since I do not shop there ;)). Of course they still send checks, but have changed processors. In fact, I'm waiting on one now for $200.00 and in my opinion it's taking too long! Been about 9 days. Bodog used to be very fast with their checks, but not any more.
 
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