Winnermillion Casino Busted Using Pirated Games

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Earlier this week CL forum member Panders became suspicious of Winnermillion Casino, asking why they would request your credit card CVV number when you make a withdrawal.

Looking into the casino, our own CL-Ed noticed that the site is using knockoff Net Entertainment games. We know this because the games are served from a fraudulent domain,, which is very similar to the original used by the legitimate Swedish company, (note the double LL in the fraudulent domain). The casino still offers games such as South Park, which has been discontinued by Net Entertainment for the last six months, along with others that are currently still on Net Ent's roster. This makes Winnermillion a terrible choice in and of itself, but the black marks kept on coming as the investigation continued.

CL-Ed looked up the fraudulent domain's registry information and found that it is registered out of Russia. Running a casino out of Russia is always suspicious, as many of the sites using pirated games hail from the region. The domain's WHOIS information is as follows:

Registry Domain ID: 2027139114_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL: http: // www . reg . ru
Updated Date: 2017-04-03T12:11:29Z
Creation Date: 2016-05-10T10:30:06Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2018-05-10T10:30:06Z
Registrar IANA ID: 1606
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse @
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +74955801111
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
DNSSEC: unsigned
Last update of whois database: 2017-10-11T00:16:48Z

Fake licensing and auditing claims

The casino claims to be running under a Curacao licence no. 8048/JAZ, granted by the Government of Curaçao. While such licenses are virtually useless in and of themselves, we can find no corroborating evidence that the casino really is licensed at all. There is no regulatory body holding them responsible for their actions.

The site also features the text "Game Payout Validation Security" and a logo for iTech Labs, an independent auditing firm that tests the randomness and integrity of games of chance. However the link on the iTech Labs logo goes nowhere, instead of to a valid auditing certificate.

The credit card CVV number scam

Upon submitting a withdrawal request, our member Panders was asked to provide a photo of their credit card for verification. This is not unusual. What is unusual though is that the casino also asked for the crucial CVV number on the back of the card to be fully visible. Normally you are encouraged to obfuscate or remove this number from your scans. This would, combined with your name, address, and other credit card information, give Winnermillion Casino carte blanche to use your personal information for identity theft and/or your credit card for fraudulent purposes. This makes Winnermillion one of the bolder rogue operations we've seen recently.

We urge all players to avoid playing at this site, no matter where they hail from. If you have given this casino your credit card information we strongly encourage you to contact your bank, file a chargeback for any deposits made to the site, and cancel your card as soon as possible.

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.
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18 October 2017 - 8:20am

Nice job CL crew and Panders 👍

I often fill the CVV number to deposit at some sites so would of known it's a fraud one because they asked for it.

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18 October 2017 - 8:53pm

What a shady operation , luckily I never registered with them as it was tempting with the free chip they had on offer 👎

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19 October 2017 - 3:19pm

Yeah, this site is clearly fraudulent. It's zany how they can get away with it without serious repercussions.


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19 October 2017 - 6:38pm
barbadosslim93 wrote:

Yeah, this site is clearly fraudulent. It's zany how they can get away with it without serious repercussions.

Yeah, I can only agree with that Slim, but maybe there's serious lack of control for such fraudulent sites in the net.

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20 October 2017 - 11:12pm

That was a very good attention to detail from out fellow member. I feel like it's very sad and bad to offer fake games so I am sure they will have to pay for that.