Phony Certifications & Exaggerated Endorsements

casinogossip

Banned User - too annoying
Phony Certifications & Exaggerated Endorsements

I am interested in your comments regarding the issue of phony endorsements. That is Casinos, which display licensed, certified, similar banners, and/or awards, which falsely represent themselves as having been approved to some degree by some sort of sanctioning body which for all intents and purposes does not actually exist or do anything.

These official looking endorsements are maliciously created in that they intentionally mislead potential players by giving them a false sense of security. I am sure I'm not aware of all occurrences of this situation, though I have heard of several. If you know of any relevant examples of this sort of thing I would like to hear about them.
 

Casinomeister

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Staff member
I've busted out a few of these so-called "certification" entities. Most of these are now nonexistant; some are still floating around.
http://www.casinomeister.com/rogue/egamingcommission.html (Windows Casino)
Fair Gaming Labs (Slots Alley)
The Internet Gaming Commision
http://www.casinomeister.com/rogue/internetcommission.html

There have been a number of others - but they're gone. They are easy to spot by the way. They are usually on the same server as the casino itself, or they have a number of identifiers that are related to the casinos themselves. Some of these are set up by the casinos - some are set up by individuals as a money making scheme to trick operators into thinking they are offering some sort of service.
 

casinogossip

Banned User - too annoying
... some are set up by individuals as a money making scheme to trick operators into thinking they are offering some sort of service.
Yes, I agree most of these scams, and thats what they are are easy to spot. I would also add scams such as these are not always initiated by the casinos, nor do they need to necessarily be directed toward players.

For instance a software package could easily present false endorsements to lure in casinos, an affiliate could display phony testimonials to lure in players, casino affiliate programs could display worthless certifications to lure in affiliates, and as we know casinos could, have, and continue to display false endorsements to lure in players.

Based on the lack of response to the thread I started last week, it seems surprisingly that players and other industry personnel (at least the ones on this forum) are not that concerned with personal player information being sold. Quite possibly topics such as these are so common that many have come to accept them as the norm.

I understand as an individual, or small group we can do nothing but voice our opinions about either of these topics. The silence of the industry is deafening surely I am not the only one that believes these sort of unethical practices should not be accepted as the norm.

Unless the industry adopts a more meaningful set of guidelines, standards that are enforced, valid acceptance shall remain out of reach.
 

Casinomeister

Forum Cheermeister
Staff member
casinogossip said:
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Based on the lack of response to the thread I started last week, it seems surprisingly that players and other industry personnel (at least the ones on this forum) are not that concerned with personal player information being sold. Quite possibly topics such as these are so common that many have come to accept them as the norm...
This is in the webmaster section and there are only 35 members that have access to post there :D If you want to get a good consensus on how everyone feels - this topic section is a good place to start.
 
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