Poll Source of Wealth poll: How do the SOW requirements affect you?

How do the SOW requirements affect you?

  • I don't like the intrusiveness and play at casinos that DO NOT require SOW.

    Votes: 61 37.4%
  • I don't like the intrusiveness but still play the same at casinos that require SOW.

    Votes: 17 10.4%
  • I don't like the intrusiveness but still play at casinos that require SOW - but play less.

    Votes: 21 12.9%
  • I don't mind. I play the same.

    Votes: 9 5.5%
  • I don't mind, and I play more now.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I've never been asked and I am in the EU/UK

    Votes: 37 22.7%
  • I've never been asked and I am outside the EU/UK

    Votes: 18 11.0%

  • Total voters
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Forum Cheermeister
Staff member
Jun 30, 1998
That should have been one of the options in the poll IMO - I suspect many people do the same. So I cannot check any box in the poll myself...
Almost the same as number one though.


Newbie member
May 31, 2021
They assess the risks associated with each player and consider each such case individually according to both an AML and a Responsible Gambling perspective.

Nanny statism writ large. We're all naughty children and need a guardian to make sure we're doing the right thing. Might as well bring back prohibitionism because of alcoholism or have a public health prod nose down every aisle in the shop.


Meister Member
Jul 25, 2014
That there appear to be a few new slot providers cropping up servicing the unlicensed, offshore UK market, apart from the deadly duo of Rival and RTG. Of note, Dragon Gaming and Arrow are two. I would class them as "Tier 2" - ahead of Rival (not difficult) but not quite up to the presentation standards of the likes of PnG and NetEnt. Quite enjoying some of the Dragon titles.


Destroying castles in the sky
Nov 25, 2004
I hate doing SOW's / SOF's.

The clients are not happy with them either.

But like the casino industry, the legal industry is known to be the beacon of integrity and honesty. So I guess I accept them as part (and a cost) of doing business.



Mar 22, 2010
Mostly the Netherlands
I've never been asked and probably say byebye to the Casino that would ask..

Only if i somehow won a huge Jackpot that would warrant some in-depth scrutiny of my person, would i maybe consider it being worthwhile. In any other scenario...most likely not.

I really don't think it's anybody's businesss but mine, how i make money and how much of that i choose to gamble with.
I'm all for verification, and i even like the way some Casinos make you verify before even being allowed to deposit, but that's as far as that goes.


Newbie member
Jul 4, 2016
Uk and France
"But I'm confident that SoW checks are primarily aimed at preventing crime out of gambling to provide a safe environment for players and should be carried out with all due respect to customers" ----- .Since when has a casino cared where the money comes from - NEVER. SOW has as much to do with a players income to afford gambling as Covid has to do with one's health. Who checks SOW? Who decides SOW? Who enforces SOW?
Who uses SOW? Who but Who? Who is Who? That is the question?


Full Member
Feb 28, 2013
I dont mind SOW. But when you have to send in stuff it could be painful. Had problems with locwin 2 weeks ago. Took 2-3 weeks to verify my SOW. Even though it was verified 6 months ago(they wanted a updated one). Got my withdrawal & im not depositing there anymore.

Then there are great casinos where you dont have to send in stuff.

Like amokcasino and refuelcasino.

You get a popup, "where are your funds coming from?", and you just mark some checkboxes..

Thats how it should be.
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