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Blacklisted Online Casinos - July 2024 List

The risk of gambling should be about the luck of the draw and never the casino’s dishonesty.

While we can’t end the existence of rogue casinos, we can guide you away from them.

Our blacklist flags such risky sites, so you can avoid them and play at legit online casino sites in India instead.

Updated on by Mattias Fröbrant
in line with our detailed review policy, integrating experience, expertise, and player input.
CasinoBlacklist Reason
96 CasinoNo gambling license and refuse to share company details
Daman GamesNo gambling license but portrays a fake license on the site
1xBitNo gambling license and company has been declared bankrupt
AsinoDaily win cap of ₹4 – ₹5 lakh expressed in the terms and conditions
KindlottoNo gambling license
Royal CasinoNo gambling license but portrays to have several ones that are all fake 
HunnyplayNo gambling license
11icNo gambling license but lies about having one

Do you know about a dishonest casino that should be on the list? Let us know by sending us an e-mail to info@gamblingbaba.com and we will investigate the matter. 

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What Is Our Process of Blacklisting Casinos?

We blacklist all online casinos that…

  • Don’t have a verifiable gambling license
  • Make lies about their company
  • Hide dishonest rules in their terms and conditions
  • Can’t resolve complaints with us when players reach out to us for help (assuming we’re affiliated with the casino site)

We don’t blacklist casino sites just because…

  • They have poor user rating on player review sites such as Trustpilot
  • We receive a complaint about the casino being dishonest without any hard proof

What Do We Consider as Dishonest Terms and Conditions?

In our experience reviewing casino sites and thoroughly reading through their terms and conditions, the only dishonest thing we have found is a daily, weekly, or monthly cap on winnings. This means that the casino site is restricting how much you are allowed to win. 

Such a rule is outrageous as the 99.99% of players who don’t spend time reading through the terms and conditions will never know about it until it hits them. Imagine winning ₹50 lakh on a lucky bet and requesting a withdrawal, just to find out days later that the casino will only pay you ₹5 lakh because of its win cap rule. 

Daily, weekly, and monthly withdrawal limits are quite common for online casinos to have, but we don’t blacklist casinos for these. While they may come as a shock to players not reading through the casino’s terms and conditions, they will ultimately get their money – they just have to wait for them. 

Why Don’t We Blacklist Casinos With Poor User Rating?

The short answer is that the user ratings can’t be 100% trusted.

In psychology, there is a thing known as negativity bias. This means that someone who experience something negative will give more weight to such an experience than a positive one. The negative experience will have a much stronger impact on the player than the positive one.

This leads to sites where players leave their reviews having an unfair balance between positive and negative reviews. Even if there are as many happy as unhappy players with a casino, those with a negative experience are much more likely to leave a review.

From our team’s experience working in customer support for casinos, we also know that many players complain and blame the casino for things that are not true or not their fault. A common occurrence is claiming that the casino is rigging their games and scamming players just because the player in question lost a lot of money. There is no substance at all to such claims, but they frequently end up on review sites.

While some complaints may be true, there is no way for us to tell if they are or not and therefore, we cannot use it as a ground to blacklist a casino. The fact of the matter is that many casinos that we know for sure are legit end up having a ton of complaints on player review sites. 

Are All Blacklisted Casinos Bad?

A casino being blacklisted doesn’t automatically mean that it is unsafe or that the gambling experience will be worse than the experience at gambling sites that aren’t blacklisted.

For instance, we blacklist all online casinos that don’t have a valid gambling license. This doesn’t mean that such casino will act in a dishonest or malicious way. They might have nothing but good intentions and just didn’t want to spend the money and go through the work of acquiring a license. Or, they couldn’t afford one. 

It is also true that a casino having a license isn’t a guarantee that it won’t be dishonest. While they do cost money, some licenses are easy to acquire. For instance, one from Curacao – a jurisdiction that most online casinos are licensed in.

The licensing organizations in Curacao also don’t oversee their licensed casinos very well or necessarily take action against them when players file a complaint. This basically means that even though the casino site has a license, it may act dishonestly and get away with it.

However, no matter the license, a licensed casino has always gone through some form of auditing by the licensing organization and paid the necessary money to acquire it. This builds more trust compared to an unlicensed casino that had no auditing at all, with no information about its owners documented anywhere.

Tips for Spotting Rogue Casino Sites

  • Check if the casino site has a valid license by scrolling down to the footer of it. If it is claimed to be licensed in Curacao, there should be a clickable logo (a verification seal) that confirms this claim. If there is not – avoid the casino.

    If it claims to be licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority, the UK Gambling Commission or the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, you can visit each of these sites and use their license register to find out if they actually are. If you can’t find the casino listed – avoid it.
  • Go to the terms and conditions of the casino and search the page for the word “max”. This way you can quickly find any sentence saying that the casino has a maximum cap on winnings. If it does – avoid it.
  • Locate the support section of the casino and make sure that live chat support is available. If the casino only offers support via e-mail, this would be a red flag and we would recommend avoiding it.
  • If a bonus offer appears to be too good to be true, chances are that it is. The casino may not be rogue, but it probably has certain rules tied to the bonus that are not made clear. Look in the terms and conditions or bonus terms of the site and check what might be hidden.

Mattias Fröbrant is a passionate iGaming journalist renowned for his comprehensive reviews of over 300 gambling sites in India. With a remarkable 17-year gambling experience and a background working for industry giants like Betsson Group, Mattias has earned recognition as a leading expert in the Indian online gambling field.

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