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9 December 2010 - 11:58pm

Always Cool Casino first impressions

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jaggrl posted a question about Always Cool casino over here</>.

Now I haven't heard of it but I thought I would demonstrate the sort of things we look for when we check out a casino to get an initial first impression. So I thought it deserved its own thread.

1. I googled them and got 2 different URLs that appear to be hosting the same casino, which is a little weird. I hope they are both legitimate.
2. Website looks good, nice first impression.
3. They are offering a lot of incredible huge bonuses - eg 2222% slots bonus. That's an alarm bell.
4. Checking the About US page doesn't reveal much. It says they are a subsidiary of a company with a UK address, but seeing as they don't claim to have a UK whitelisted license and they accept U.S. players there is no way they are legally running things from the UK.
5. I can't seem to find any information about any sort of gaming license or jurisdiction that they operate under. This presumably means that they don't have one. I googled and found suggestions that it may be Costa Rica or Panama. Neither is good.
6. Straight to the T&Cs page then. I picked out a few things to highlight:

Regarding all bonuses of 200% & below:

Should a player wish to withdraw from a bonus with a percentage of 200 or lower, he or she may withdraw 5X the amount of the bonus.

Regarding all bonuses of 201% - 1000%

For bonuses that have a percentage of 201% to 1000%, the maximum amount any player can withdraw is 2X the amount of the bonus received.

Regarding All bonuses of 1001% & above:

Should any player receive a 1001% bonus or more, the maximum amount they can withdraw is 1X the amount of the bonus.

So the bonuses aren't so great after all. If you hit a big win, most likely you won't be able to withdraw it all.

Lastly I googled "always cool casino +rogue" and saw a bunch of complaints.

So there you have it. I certainly would not play there!

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10 December 2010 - 9:39pm
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Wow, you really do your homework!!! I really like the games there, but , since you said you wouldn't play there I think I will ONLY play for fun , not money. Thanks for your help! Beth

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11 December 2010 - 2:57am
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No problem - I have been meaning to write an article explaining the sorts of things we look for when checking out casinos. A bit like that but longer and more detailed. I've moved it up my list of priorities!

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12 September 2011 - 5:29am
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So CL-Ed sounds like a good plan. Where can i find your checklist?

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13 September 2011 - 2:16am
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Oops. Thanks for the reminder...

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15 September 2011 - 1:05am
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Hi nobbytoo2002, I have moved your question to its own thread in our help forum right here:
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