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dreamguardian1

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So i literally bet money in online casino's to rate them and see the percentage of wins/cashouts as well as amounts and customer service etc etc.

BOVADO-I have had my Bovado account for about 2 years aproximately, i was with them when they were BODOG. Honestly they have seriously gone downhill. Cashouts take 30-60 days and then they lie to you when sending you emails when you ask a question and want a tracking number. And Yes, I saved all the emails. They claimed they were waiting on the tracking number from the courier. Well, when i got the check, i found that it was cut two days before the Fed Ex guy delivered it and it took almost 60 days for around a $300.00 payout. Also, lately you can tell their slots are cheating. You can literally see it jump away from the bonus spins and you can see the change in the video when you are winning to all losing spins. I have literally lost around $500 dollars by constantly losing spins not even .20 cent wins. They didnt use to be like this. Also, in case anyone hasnt noticed and I am sure many have, their new slot games have very very weird payout lines that vary per game. So what may be a payout for one game is not the same for another. Seriously recommend downgrading them to 2 stars based upon their slots alone. Yes, they do have a wide variety of slots but they need to be honest and fair.

LOCOPANDA-I have had this account for about 6 months, they also started off really good, got some great wins and also some sad losses. Largest payout was around $1600 but i played another $200 and cashed out at $1400.00, plus a few lower ones but never less than $100.00. My biggest issue with them atm, is when i started winning, they sent me an email stating "Per a management decision your account has been restricted/blocked from using bonuses", basically i cannot use any of my comp points and i had only used them three times. I now have over $1k saved, I have sent emails to finance as well as to the alleged rep Anna for about 4 months now with absolutely no response, they totally ignore my emails, unless i am making a deposit then they respond right away. Also, on their slots, i have noticed the same problem as BOVADO with the slots skipping the bonuses and you can also see the change from winning to all losing spins. I really should post a video of these. Customers shouldnt be penalized for winning. However, lately i have also noticed their slots are going the way of BOVADO by cheating, you can literally tell when its going to skip the bonus and pass you buy and lots of no winning spins. And yes I have all the emails saved from Bovado responses to my emails to LOCOPANDA with no response. I will say that they have a wide variety of slots and some are good, but how they rate them, Highly Volatile, High Volatility is not correct and is false advertising. Recommend moving them down to 3 stars.

LIBERTY SLOTS-Lord, dont even get me started with them. Ok, yes they have free tournaments, but their slots are a rip off plain and simple. I tested out the free playing and thought ok this is great, good spins, and fair. The minute i deposits money and played for cash it was like a reverse atm machine taking it all. Absolutly nothing like i was seeing in the free play area, payouts were very low and I think that their tournaments are a scam. When i would check the leaderboards on the tournaments there would always be the op five people on them having $25,000 and $50,000 in slot wins even after only a few minutes of playing. That is totally not possible especially when the buy ins are limited and you only start off with either $100.00 or $250.00. I can spot a scam a mile away. Thanks for the free entries but I would rather play in a casino that is fair and honest. Recommend 1 star and thats pushing it. I will say that they have a lot of slots and more variety that are fun to play, but its not worth it IMO.

ALL WORLDS-I opened up this account tonight after reading the reviews. Customer service is great they answered all my questions via live chat, sent them my fax back form. Actually had a lot of winning spins with them, and a few losing ones, but overall i am ahead (for now). Waiting for them to approve my faxback form so i can request my $120.00 payout and lets see what happens with the spins and how long it takes. But so far I like them. At this point i would say 4 stars. The only issue i have with them is that their slots are the same as just about everyone elses. Come on, variety is the spice of life as is slots, i hate seeing the same slot games at every casino.

3DICE-Not really sure why this one has such a high rep. I blew through $100.00 in ten minutes on $1.00 spins. Their winning spins are low and the graphics very glitchy even on a 3d gaming computer. I will say their customer service is very nice, but not sure how much i am going to be playing with them after watching the amount of winnings on the spins vs what was bet. I was actually winning more per spin on 25 cent bets than i was on $1.00 and $1.05 bets. Recommend 2 stars.

My history, i love going to smaller casino's as the bigger ones tend to want you money in Real Life, I avoid Vegas like the plague, except for Old Reno casino's the smaller ones have good payouts, yes small but hey at least you are winning. I especially love to travel to Palm Springs and gamble frequently at Spa Resort and Casino, i go in with $100-$500.00 per day, if i lose it thats it i am done, but i can make that money last a long time, but lets just say that Spa Resort and Casino has always paid for my roundtrip flight as well as my hotel bill for three to four months everytime i go there due to my winnings. My friend Dave and his wife call me the luckiest person in the world, I am not, i just know when to get out. Once i hit i move on cause that machine is going to take it all back if you give it the chance.

Online gambling yes I am cheap. I will deposit only $50 to $100.00 per week depending on my budget and making sure bills are paid and my responsibilities are taken care of. If i lose it thats it I am done and do not redeposit in that online casino and i do not try to go to another one and win there. I only bet $1.00 per spin. Once i hit winning spins and it gets over $100.00 I request withdraw. Naturally, if i am on a winning streak, i will play some more, but once i start seeing the game taking it all back, i get out before it takes it all. While some online casino's do not like this, it is totally legal and totally fair. Heck first chance those online casinos get they will take every dime you deposit, so when I am winning i get my share. Naturally, they usually win it back when i log in next time, but this way I am able to balance my spending with my winnings and I am able to sort through how much I have spent where, when, what period of time, and how much i won, kinda like income vs expenses.

These are just my reviews as an Independent person who believes in fair online gambling as well as honesty. Sure there are times I know i am going to lose money in gambling but I want to lose it and win it fairly:cool:
 

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Looks to me its more like your experiences than a review. You could do with categorising them in ascending/descending order and stating their strengths/weaknesses in point form. Makes it easier to digest.
 

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Well it seems you have an unrealistic expectation of what you will achieve depositing $50-100 per week.

Since you haven't provided information like number of spins etc, what you have reported says nothing about what the RTP of the slots might be in comparison. The information about payout times and communication is useful though.

You accuse casinos of cheating, but offer no evidence whatsoever, so its just wild speculation.

The best thing you could do is educate yourself about the realities of casinos and gambling in general.
 

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Interesting read - but a bit painful on my eyes! :(
I know I am not the only one who struggles to read big blocks of text like that, so below I've put a CR after some sentences to break it up a bit for us oldies!

So i literally bet money in online casino's to rate them and see the percentage of wins/cashouts as well as amounts and customer service etc etc.

BOVADO
I have had my Bovado account for about 2 years aproximately, i was with them when they were BODOG.
Honestly they have seriously gone downhill.
Cashouts take 30-60 days and then they lie to you when sending you emails when you ask a question and want a tracking number.
And Yes, I saved all the emails. They claimed they were waiting on the tracking number from the courier.
Well, when i got the check, i found that it was cut two days before the Fed Ex guy delivered it and it took almost 60 days for around a $300.00 payout.
Also, lately you can tell their slots are cheating. You can literally see it jump away from the bonus spins and you can see the change in the video when you are winning to all losing spins.
I have literally lost around $500 dollars by constantly losing spins not even .20 cent wins. They didnt use to be like this.
Also, in case anyone hasnt noticed and I am sure many have, their new slot games have very very weird payout lines that vary per game. So what may be a payout for one game is not the same for another. Seriously recommend downgrading them to 2 stars based upon their slots alone. Yes, they do have a wide variety of slots but they need to be honest and fair.

LOCOPANDA
I have had this account for about 6 months, they also started off really good, got some great wins and also some sad losses.
Largest payout was around $1600 but i played another $200 and cashed out at $1400.00, plus a few lower ones but never less than $100.00.
My biggest issue with them atm, is when i started winning, they sent me an email stating "Per a management decision your account has been restricted/blocked from using bonuses", basically i cannot use any of my comp points and i had only used them three times.
I now have over $1k saved, I have sent emails to finance as well as to the alleged rep Anna for about 4 months now with absolutely no response, they totally ignore my emails, unless i am making a deposit then they respond right away.
Also, on their slots, i have noticed the same problem as BOVADO with the slots skipping the bonuses and you can also see the change from winning to all losing spins. I really should post a video of these. Customers shouldnt be penalized for winning.
However, lately i have also noticed their slots are going the way of BOVADO by cheating, you can literally tell when its going to skip the bonus and pass you buy and lots of no winning spins.
And yes I have all the emails saved from Bovado responses to my emails to LOCOPANDA with no response.
I will say that they have a wide variety of slots and some are good, but how they rate them, Highly Volatile, High Volatility is not correct and is false advertising. Recommend moving them down to 3 stars.

LIBERTY SLOTS
Lord, dont even get me started with them.
Ok, yes they have free tournaments, but their slots are a rip off plain and simple. I tested out the free playing and thought ok this is great, good spins, and fair. The minute i deposits money and played for cash it was like a reverse atm machine taking it all.
Absolutly nothing like i was seeing in the free play area, payouts were very low and I think that their tournaments are a scam.
When i would check the leaderboards on the tournaments there would always be the op five people on them having $25,000 and $50,000 in slot wins even after only a few minutes of playing. That is totally not possible especially when the buy ins are limited and you only start off with either $100.00 or $250.00. I can spot a scam a mile away.
Thanks for the free entries but I would rather play in a casino that is fair and honest.
Recommend 1 star and thats pushing it. I will say that they have a lot of slots and more variety that are fun to play, but its not worth it IMO.

ALL WORLDS
I opened up this account tonight after reading the reviews. Customer service is great they answered all my questions via live chat, sent them my fax back form. Actually had a lot of winning spins with them, and a few losing ones, but overall i am ahead (for now).
Waiting for them to approve my faxback form so i can request my $120.00 payout and lets see what happens with the spins and how long it takes. But so far I like them. At this point i would say 4 stars.
The only issue i have with them is that their slots are the same as just about everyone elses. Come on, variety is the spice of life as is slots, i hate seeing the same slot games at every casino.

3DICE
Not really sure why this one has such a high rep. I blew through $100.00 in ten minutes on $1.00 spins. Their winning spins are low and the graphics very glitchy even on a 3d gaming computer.
I will say their customer service is very nice, but not sure how much i am going to be playing with them after watching the amount of winnings on the spins vs what was bet.
I was actually winning more per spin on 25 cent bets than i was on $1.00 and $1.05 bets. Recommend 2 stars.

My history, i love going to smaller casino's as the bigger ones tend to want you money in Real Life, I avoid Vegas like the plague, except for Old Reno casino's the smaller ones have good payouts, yes small but hey at least you are winning.
I especially love to travel to Palm Springs and gamble frequently at Spa Resort and Casino, i go in with $100-$500.00 per day, if i lose it thats it i am done, but i can make that money last a long time, but lets just say that Spa Resort and Casino has always paid for my roundtrip flight as well as my hotel bill for three to four months everytime i go there due to my winnings.
My friend Dave and his wife call me the luckiest person in the world, I am not, i just know when to get out. Once i hit i move on cause that machine is going to take it all back if you give it the chance.

Online gambling yes I am cheap. I will deposit only $50 to $100.00 per week depending on my budget and making sure bills are paid and my responsibilities are taken care of. If i lose it thats it I am done and do not redeposit in that online casino and i do not try to go to another one and win there.
I only bet $1.00 per spin. Once i hit winning spins and it gets over $100.00 I request withdraw.
Naturally, if i am on a winning streak, i will play some more, but once i start seeing the game taking it all back, i get out before it takes it all.
While some online casino's do not like this, it is totally legal and totally fair. Heck first chance those online casinos get they will take every dime you deposit, so when I am winning i get my share. Naturally, they usually win it back when i log in next time, but this way I am able to balance my spending with my winnings and I am able to sort through how much I have spent where, when, what period of time, and how much i won, kinda like income vs expenses.

These are just my reviews as an Independent person who believes in fair online gambling as well as honesty. Sure there are times I know i am going to lose money in gambling but I want to lose it and win it fairly:cool:
Regarding your complaints about the slots - I basically agree with what Nifty said.
Two or three casinos you mentioned use RTG software (Not sure about All Worlds - never heard of it and can't find it with Google... :confused:). What you are seeing in these spins is "eye candy" and not cheating software. You should go and look up some of the many threads on CM which explain how slots work.

If you want to try some different slots, you need to look for casinos with different software. Being in the USA your options are SEVERELY limited - but there are a few others you could try. Just be sure to check the casinos are not on CasinoMeister's Rogue List before you deposit anywhere.

KK
 

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After previewing your profile, just wanted to add a few things...

If you continue to gamble online, make sure you steer clear of the Club World group since you state in your profile you are a student.

You won't find too much variance in game choice amongst the casinos available to US players. RTG,3 Dice, maybe a couple of Rival (not sure if there are any who are taking new players. There are quite a few webmasters here, you can check out their sites. Many list links to their sites in their sigs like KasinoKing who also posted in this thread;)).

Give 3-Dice a chance, many here enjoy their games. Perhaps, change up your betting style to get more gameplay for your buck. Or maybe try one of their tourneys? Some of the members play those too.

It's always interesting to read anothers players' experiences, their likes/dislikes, and the reasons for their choices:thumbsup: Welcome to CM!
 

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Maybe he means All Star Casino at ClubWorld Group

If he/she is playing at Club World and is requesting a payout, they may encounter some resistance if they put down they are a student (as they have in their profile here). Since I haven't rechecked CWC's T&Cs lately, I'm assuming they haven't changed their student clause (anyone know)???
 

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Hi,

Yes I meant Club World-And Yes, I avoided them, something didnt feel right

All Star Slots is the one i actually meant as the good one i had started with-Started out good-going the way of the others-their casino exact same setup and games as LocoPanda but not associated (according to them). So i realized real fast, once u win over $100-GET OUT. The other bad about All Star is they charge you for every withdrawal no matter what it is.
 

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After previewing your profile, just wanted to add a few things...

If you continue to gamble online, make sure you steer clear of the Club World group since you state in your profile you are a student.

You won't find too much variance in game choice amongst the casinos available to US players. RTG,3 Dice, maybe a couple of Rival (not sure if there are any who are taking new players. There are quite a few webmasters here, you can check out their sites. Many list links to their sites in their sigs like KasinoKing who also posted in this thread;)).

Give 3-Dice a chance, many here enjoy their games. Perhaps, change up your betting style to get more gameplay for your buck. Or maybe try one of their tourneys? Some of the members play those too.

It's always interesting to read anothers players' experiences, their likes/dislikes, and the reasons for their choices:thumbsup: Welcome to CM!

I tried 3dice-its umm ok-they are glitchty and the ones i wondered why had low spin payouts, still trying to figure that one out. I actually found some of their games addicting until i saw i was losing every spin and realized-come back later lol. They did however, credit my account with $50.00 someone named Ezno after i lost $100.00 on two separate deposits at $1.00 spin bets. So something happened and they made good so that changed my view of them to ok, still testing the waters.
 

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Well it seems you have an unrealistic expectation of what you will achieve depositing $50-100 per week.

Since you haven't provided information like number of spins etc, what you have reported says nothing about what the RTP of the slots might be in comparison. The information about payout times and communication is useful though.

You accuse casinos of cheating, but offer no evidence whatsoever, so its just wild speculation.

The best thing you could do is educate yourself about the realities of casinos and gambling in general.

Well i could have provided all of that because i have that data, i actually record it all manually as I am playing, but i figured it was long enough as it was, i was on a roll.
 

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Interesting read - but a bit painful on my eyes! :(
I know I am not the only one who struggles to read big blocks of text like that, so below I've put a CR after some sentences to break it up a bit for us oldies!


Regarding your complaints about the slots - I basically agree with what Nifty said.
Two or three casinos you mentioned use RTG software (Not sure about All Worlds - never heard of it and can't find it with Google... :confused:). What you are seeing in these spins is "eye candy" and not cheating software. You should go and look up some of the many threads on CM which explain how slots work.

If you want to try some different slots, you need to look for casinos with different software. Being in the USA your options are SEVERELY limited - but there are a few others you could try. Just be sure to check the casinos are not on CasinoMeister's Rogue List before you deposit anywhere.

KK

Ty, yes i was on a roll that night typing lol, some wanted more info i am learning how to get what i want said in as few words as possible (not always easy lol)
I did review your rogue list as well as review comments is why i did not sign up for some. Almost went with ROME till i saw reviews and rogue and deleted it real fast.I actually didnt sign up for quite a few because they were blacklisted and/or rogue
I will review that cause i have a ton of questions about how they are reviewed, standards, how payout percentage is calculated etc.
 

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If he/she is playing at Club World and is requesting a payout, they may encounter some resistance if they put down they are a student (as they have in their profile here). Since I haven't rechecked CWC's T&Cs lately, I'm assuming they haven't changed their student clause (anyone know)???

yes, i am a student, but I also work to, so i make sure no financial aid goes into anything, only my work earnings. I track everything in quicken to double check myself.
 

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yes, i am a student, but I also work to, so i make sure no financial aid goes into anything, only my work earnings. I track everything in quicken to double check myself.

It doesn't matter if you also work or not, if you list you are a student they WILL void your winnings. I believe it's within the first 5 things in their T&Cs. This has been a hot topic with CWC before and turned into mega-page threads because of it. Just giving you a warning, as there have been previous players who didn't think this pertained to them as they also held employment while attending school.

I wouldn't want to see you hit a jackpot, only to find out you aren't able to withdraw because you are a student. CWC stands firm on this term (and many here will agree it's a "bogus" term) several have lost out on large withdrawals because of it.

These threads are long reads, but pertain if you are willing to read them...

https://www.casinomeister.com/forums/threads/club-world-usa-proof-of-full-time-employment.40969/

https://www.casinomeister.com/forums/threads/suggestions-for-the-no-student-clause.41601/
 

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It doesn't matter if you also work or not, if you list you are a student they WILL void your winnings. I believe it's within the first 5 things in their T&Cs.

It is actually the number 1 t&c

1. The Player is at least 18 years of age or has reached the legal age of maturity in his/her jurisdiction, whichever is greater. Full time students aged 25 or under are not permitted to play in the Casino.

So hopefully the OP is over 25, or not a full time student. I would be getting clarification as soon as you can dreamguardian1 as you could be wasting money and would be better off closing your accounts there until later on when you are no longer studying, unless you fit inside the bracket above.
 

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He tells in another thread that he just got paid from All Star Slot so either they don't know he is a student, or he is over 25.
 

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It is actually the number 1 t&c

1. The Player is at least 18 years of age or has reached the legal age of maturity in his/her jurisdiction, whichever is greater. Full time students aged 25 or under are not permitted to play in the Casino.

So hopefully the OP is over 25, or not a full time student. I would be getting clarification as soon as you can dreamguardian1 as you could be wasting money and would be better off closing your accounts there until later on when you are no longer studying, unless you fit inside the bracket above.

WAAY over 25 ahahah, though not that much but still far enough over 25 lol, working on my 2nd masters and streamlined into doctoral. I actually come to thik of it like that rule of under 25, allows for maturity. Though some people you still wonder.
 

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Just be careful with the student thing though. I'm not going to go wade back through the thread as it's way too long, but I had asked Tom (the rep for CWC) what would happen if I went back to school full time (I'm 52)...his reply was I wouldn't be able to play there...They've reworded the term since that thread to what it is now, but caution should still prevail. I'd hate to see you hit a large win only to lose out because they choose to enforce the student clause once again.
 

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WAAY over 25 ahahah, though not that much but still far enough over 25 lol, working on my 2nd masters and streamlined into doctoral. I actually come to thik of it like that rule of under 25, allows for maturity. Though some people you still wonder.

i'm not shire how you digested the student thing but i do believe if you stated here [that what u said being a student ] you will not get paid winnings i think the owners are scholars in motion :thumbsup:
 

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I dont think he knows

He tells in another thread that he just got paid from All Star Slot so either they don't know he is a student, or he is over 25.


I don't think he realizes that All Star is also apart of the Club World casino group with the sames rules and regulations.:what:
 
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