UK-Based Online Casinos Hit By Eight-Month CMA Investigation
Government Watchdog Targets Online Gaming Providers with Enforcement Action
LAS VEGAS, July 25, 2017
LAS VEGAS, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently accused several online casino firms of treating their customers unfairly and potentially breaking the law. The issue has come to light after an eight-month investigation in which the CMA found that customers who signed up for a number of online casinos were not given the sign-up promotions they were promised. They also claim that firms were holding on to customers’ money in a way that could be illegal.
Approximately 800 customers have gone on record to say that they were misled by sign-up promotions with shady terms and conditions. Sign-up promotions are not a new concept for online casinos and are one of the most popular ways of attracting new customers. Many sign-up promotions do come with a catch, often hidden away in long terms and conditions which players must sign before joining.
While online casinos should not be attempting to mislead their customers, it is an unfortunate reality. There are ways that players can educate themselves on promotions and potential online casino scam. There are many guides for new online casino players, such as the ones located at www.muchgames.com/guides/online-casinos. Due to the often risky nature of online gambling, guides are popping up all over the internet to help prevent users from falling victim to scams.
The CMA has given the online casino firms in question time to respond. If necessary, they will be taking legal action to force said companies to end their illegal activities. While this will keep many UK-based firms at bay, there are still hundreds of online casinos operating out of other countries, particularly in Asia. These countries often have different rules regarding online gambling, making it easy for unaware users to fall into a potential scam.
As stated previously, many websites are now writing guides to help new players avoid these scams. Shady websites are turning casual players away from online casinos, so it is in the best interest of credible casino firms to educate potential users. One popular suggestion is to avoid google when it comes to finding a credible online casino. Shady websites often have methods of pushing their url to the top of google, so they can draw in new, unaware players. Lists like the ones found at http://www.muchgames.com/guides/online-casino-games help new users find reputable online casinos that won’t take advantage of their customers.
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