I have decided to post this after three months of waiting. I received a "free chip" from a CD-Rom of an online casino that I had received in the mail. I figured, sure why not. Mind you, I had been dealing with Cake Poker, who at this time, Dec. 2011, owed me over $900. I had made tons of deposits w/ Cake Poker, so I figured I'll take a shot at this casino. The rules were that I had to roll it over to $2500 and I could only collect $50. Well sure enough, I rolled it over, and requested my payout. Long story short, I guess w/ the frustration I had going from Cake Poker, I made it a personal mission to get this measly $50. I literally sent a family member an email on January 1st, stating, "here I go again."
Needless to say, I gave up on Cake Poker, and was able to sell my funds for around .40 on the dollar. I figured, let it be someone elses problem.
With this casino, I have either contacted them via email, online chat or phone conversation, no joke, over 100 times. Its not about the money obviously, I actually want to see if one of these places ever pays out. Mind you, I have used online Sportsbooks in the past, and for the most part, have been very satisfied w/ the payouts.
Tonight, I found something very interesting. When I went to their website (which is not their site) http://www.lucky18casino.com/
, I clicked on a link and it took me to another online casino, rich casino
. This, Rich Casino, told me they were an affiliate of Lucky 18. I asked if I could transfer the funds and open an account w/ them, they said no. I then called Lucky 18, and they never heard of this relationship.
This is all because, Lucky 18's URL is actually: http://www.onlinelucky18.com/
. The websites are identical, except for the email and of course the links.
Basically, I found a scammer within a scammer. If anyone has had this issue, please let the world know.
This was my last resort. Even my "principal" of $50, is waning thin. I just want to know there are others that have been put through the ringer.
I know it seems that I did not lose any money, but I can assure you that I've lost thousands in online gaming, and I just want to be paid when I win. No matter how much or how little.