The fraud in question was cracked open by Casino Listings team member CL-Ed last Wednesday, when he noted that a winning screenshot in the expert’s forum showed a Novomatic online casino game. This immediately triggered scepticism, as Novomatic slots are not permitted to be offered for real money play in Australia under current gambling laws.
24Pokies online casino is clearly aimed towards players in Australia considering that it uses the regional term ‘pokies’ in its games – the term Aussie online casino players use to refer to slot machines. CL picked up this inconsistency from user Blackjack AA, whose sharp insights also spotted the fraud being committed by the gambling site.
Casino Listings Launches Enquiry
The suspicions raised by Casino Listings soon turned into a full-on investigation, which revealed that 24Pokies has been using legitimate games and game servers for the free play versions of their games; most likely an effort to attract players and convince them that the casino itself is legitimate. Upon registering an account, however, the servers were swapped with pirated versions that have not been licensed to the casino brand.
There are a handful of other Australian online gambling sites that appear to be affiliated with the same operator. These casinos also seem to be operating on the same fraudulent platforms and games. According to Casino Listings, these casinos include 1bet2bet.com, 24Pokies.com, 77jackpot.com, and pokiesway.com.
Players Urged To Close Accounts
The use of fraudulent game software is no laughing matter, and the issue will most likely be treated with the utmost seriousness. The use of pirated games could mean that the casinos listed above are scam or rogue gambling sites, which pose a high risk of being ripped off to their players.
Casino Listings warned after the investigation was completed that all players playing at 24Pokies or one of the other casinos affiliated with this brand should withdraw their money from the casino and close their accounts as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment – or becoming a victim of online casino fraud.
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