Well I have to say it's not often I am speechless.
After all the negative posts about Riviera Gold, their dreadful support, their unrivalled reputation for not paying first time players when they win.....
After nearly a month, they have paid me, no pissy email accusing me of being a bonus player, they paid me the whole lot, $100 deposit ($200 bonus) and another 100 and something dollars on top of that. I have sent them loads of "how can you treat new customers like this" type of emails, maybe that swayed it for me, who knows.
Bottom line is, they took ages to pay me, caused me loads of hassle, wanted DNA samples to prove who I was, including a non-web based email address, but they did actually pay.
Maybe they realised that they are getting a bad rep for not paying bonuses.
I would still be wary tho, my case may just be a lucky one.
No doubt this MB will have something more to say on this matter, but for now, I am happy....