Posted by: Daveon: 01 Jan, 2016
Another year down, another year without legal online slots in the United States. Why won’t the US government just regulate online slots along with other games that I can play over in Europe and other parts of the developed world? Right now, your only options are a handful of good online casinos and a ton of mediocre or shady websites that really can’t be trusted.
There are still some places that offer real money us slots. You just have to be careful who you trust your money with, however. There have been a lot of online casinos that used to be legitimate that have fallen on hard times and have either folded up shop or have had major customer complaints over the past couple of years.
Most of the places that I used to play slots at 5 years ago are either gone, such as English Harbour, Go Casino, and Online Vegas, or they are now considered to be rogue casinos, such as the list I’m about to talk about.
While I still play slots at the local casinos we have downtown, there are only a couple of websites that I still play online. One of them is Slots.lv casino. The main reason is that I’m still able to make deposits without much difficulty and there are a lot of good customer reviews. It’s nice to know that not all of the slots websites online that accept US customers have payment processing problems.
This brings me to my next point. Why can’t the banks just go back to processing payments like normal? There technically isn’t any federal law that bans the use of real money online slots. My Galaxy 6 bombards me with all kinds of new free slots apps that should be able to accept money, but alas there are still problems even though my state doesn’t have any laws on the books either.
So, we are stuck with the old online casinos played on computers just like we had back in 2007 when things were so much easier. But, now I have to worry if I’ll get my payment from most of these places if I ever win a big payline. I couldn’t imagine hitting a slot for a couple of thousand dollars only to have my payment delayed by several months.
There are so many of the old casinos that I used to go to that have all kinds of customer service problems. Most of them have to do with delayed payments and in some cases non-payment of players.
The one thing that I have noticed is that most of the slots players tend to get paid quicker than those that play at the card tables such as blackjack. All casinos need slots players since those games have the highest house advantage in most cases. Slots is how a lot of casinos make their money, so they don’t want to get those customers upset.
Some of the casinos that I used to go to that aren’t very reliable anymore (based upon the reviews of other players): Cool Cat Casino, Rushmore Casino, Cherry Red, Slots Oasis, Pure Vegas, Slots of Vegas, Palace of Chance, Ruby Slots, WinPalace (remind me to change the banner sometime), Golden Cherry, Slots Jungle, Slots of Fortune … and on and on. And mind you, those are just the ones that I have played at in the past.
Some of those casinos are completely rogue and others on that list have just had payment problems that are probably caused by the lack of reliable processing on the casino’s part. Without much hope of future regulations outside of the states of New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware, it’s going to be like this for a long time to come. Just be careful with your money if you decide to play slots online and make sure that you feel comfortable with the online casino that you choose.