What is meant by saying that there are honest online casinos? Does that mean that there are dishonest online casinos? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. So, what do you have to worry about and which online casinos can you trust? The most common way that an online casino “goes rogue” is by not paying players when they win or delaying payment by more than a month.
The first thing that starts to occur is that an online casino may void a player’s winning if they are using a bonus inappropriately. All honest online casinos are upfront and completely clear with their rules and regulations as far as casino bonuses. You might be told that there are certain games you may not be able to place bonus wagers on. There will also be a minimum amount that you must wager before you can request a withdrawal. These are both legitimate reasons for a casino to void your winnings. If you don’t follow the rules, they don’t have a choice.
However, there are some online casinos that decide to spring conditions on you after the fact and some do not properly display the bonus rules. This way, when a player wins and tries to make a withdrawal, the online casino will make up a BS rule to make you keep gambling.
One rule that I have personally seen is a now defunct online casino that made people lose all of the bonus money before they could cash out. However, you couldn’t use the bonus money before you lost the money you deposited. This meant that the accepting the bonus was worse then playing without one. You were pretty much guaranteed to lose. Another tactic that is often used by bad casinos is delaying the payment to players. I have heard horror stories of players having to wait more than 2 months to receive a payment. Obviously, the online casinos do this to keep the money in the player’s account and give them a chance to lose the money back.
The average that it should take for any legitimate online casino to pay you is about 3 to 5 business days. Some of the European casinos are much faster because they can accept instant forms of electronic payment like Paypal and Neteller. However, it should not take longer than 2 weeks under any circumstances. Even if you are receiving a check; it should only take a maximum of 2 weeks before you receive the money.