CASINOMEISTER'S PRESS RELEASE:
6 November 2007
Casinomeister October 2007 Round-Up
October 2007 proved to be a lively month concerning the state of the online casino and poker industry and the international community that is involved with it.
Casinomeister's Forum In October, there were 622 new threads, 7932 new posts, and 207 new members - six of whom were Casino Representatives. Some of the more popular threads in October dealt with the Absolute Poker fiasco; cheating players and being audited by their licensing agency. It is noteworthy that registrations and postings have increased substantially since June 2007. New threads and postings have increased up by about 70% throughout the late summer and early fall months.
Casino Complaints: There were 31 formal complaints submitted at Casinomeister's "Pitch a Bitch" section up until 24 October. The PAB section was shut down on this date due to many of the "complainers" failing to read the instructions about submitting complaints about known rogue casinos, or submitting complaints that were fraudulent. Over half of the complaints concerned casinos operated from Costa Rica, seven concerned properties located in Kahnawake. Like previous months, the majority of these complaints were from players located in the US who are having difficulty receiving their winnings, or who are playing at known unlicensed rogue casinos which are doing as they please.
The Rogue Section: Absolute Poker was added to the rogue section for gross negligence. One of their employees was able to access a "super user" account and cheated a number of players. The poker room was warned for several weeks by players, but took no decisive action until the news was covered on MSNBC, the NY Times, and on the Wizard of Odds website.
Atlantic Vegas Casino was also added to the rogue section for displaying a "Licensed by Alderney" logo that they were unauthorized to display. The licensing jurisdiction confirmed that the casino was not one of their licensees. Since then, the logo has disappeared from the casino website, but the casino will remain in the rogue section indefinitely.
Accredited Casino Section: There were two new members in October: Global Player rejoined our accredited section after a sabbatical for several months (change of software etc.), and a relatively new casino and poker room came on board: Eurolinx Ltd. which is using a Microgaming platform for its poker room and Net Entertainment for its casino.
New Sections at Casinomeister: Casinomeister relaunched the infamous Rogue section so that all "Rogue", "Not Recommended", "Casino Cautions", and other notable categories are included on one page. This allows users to make more effective searches.
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