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Ignition is part of the Bodog / Bovada group. We have them marked in our database as not being licensed anywhere. They used to be regulated by Kahnawake but the KGC terminated the license of all casinos that continued to accept American players. I think that happened maybe 18 months ago, if my memory is correct.
They may be licensed in Curacao but if they are, they aren't providing any proof. There are a couple of different licensing bodies there, including a company called AntillePhone and another called Curacao eGaming. They require their licensees to put a verification seal up on their sites that link to a page on their servers detailing the company name. And none of the Bovada sites show this info.
However, a Curacao license is effectively no better than being unlicensed as the authorities there just use it as a money making exercise rather than a legitimate attempt to provide any sort of regulation or enforcement of good conduct. This line the chat operator gave you is laughable:
Personally I think that they are poorly regarded for being lax, lazy, and too generous in selling licenses, and doing nothing to regulate the industry.
Absolutely anyone can get a Curacao license if they stump up the cash and the authorities do nothing to help players with disputes or enforce any regulatory standards on their licensees. So really, whether they do have a Curacao license or not is all a bit of a moot point.
All that said, all we can go on is the conduct of Bovada and their related casinos and what we have seen over the years has been pretty good, all things considered. They are among the best when it comes to paying U.S. based customers quickly and without fuss. In addition, when we released our investigation into Betsoft's crooked progressive jackpots, they quickly removed all Betsoft's games from all of their sites and redistributed the accumulated jackpot contributions to other games. On the other hand, many other casinos still offer these games to players today despite knowing that they are crooked.
I can't really comment on the slots RTP as that can be notoriously difficult to get an accurate read on without millions of spins worth of data. My best advice is to follow your gut and if you feel that way, better play somewhere else, because after all playing slots is supposed to be fun.
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