There are thousands of suspect casinos online. Blacklisted operators listed here are not the only ones on the web. Moreover, just because you don’t see us recommending an online gambling site does not mean it's rogue. To put it simply, the following are the ones worth noting as the worst. Likewise, there are plenty of good casinos that may not be what we consider top notch, but are a “good gamble,” and as far as we know are on the up-and-up.
We are a close knit community of gamblers. We talk and we listen. This list of blacklisted casinos online has not only failed to meet our expectations, but others as well. Here are the reasons why a casino is deemed rogue, blacklisted or a no-go:
Unable to payout winnings – If you win you should get your money, right? Not on many of the rogue sites. Rather than just never getting that check or deposit in an e-wallet (which is bad enough), you will be told you didn’t meet the terms and conditions or violated the casinos’ policies and rules.
No Such Thing as “Randomness” - Good sites will have certified backed software which verifies the RNGs are legit at the casino. Blacklisted sites may not. In fact, they may not be random at all. So when you think you’re next roll of the dice is going to land you a big win only to see a strange hiccup, chances are, it’s rigged.
Blacklisted sites may not be random at all, and when a strange hiccup occurs instead of a big win, chances are it’s rigged.
Customer Support – Canucks are going to have questions every now and then. If you and everyone else fail to get a hold of someone working at the casino, it’s not a good sign.
Spam – No one appreciates spam. When a casino bombards their players with emails, SMS, letters and too many popup ads, they are coming off as too desperate. We don’t like this and neither to our loyal Canadian readers.
Other Rouge Practices – Other features we investigate before deeming a casino blacklisted are security measures, licensures, certifications, SSL encryption and straight up lying to its customers.
We take rating our casinos very seriously. The first step that our professional team does is perform a background and safety check. They start off with checking for the site’s verification and they look for known bodies such as eCOGRA. Then they move on to software developers and make sure that the software is reliable. If the above checks out, the team moves on to encryption system to ensure that all players are provided with a safe and secure gambling experience.
The next step in our rating system is to check out the available deposit bonuses. The team makes a real money deposit to test out how smoothly this is processed. They also check out the different payment methods to make sure that all the popular methods are available for all players. Our experts then contact customer support to check out how helpful and quick this system is.
If the previous two points check out, our team moves on to testing out the available games offered in the casino. They make sure to look at the quality and the quantity of the games. Mobile and app compatibility is also checked so that players can play their favourite games on their smartphone devices. If all of this checks out, the remaining balance is drawn out to test out the cash out system of that casino.
Once everything is tried out, our team discusses on which casinos they liked and disliked. On their decision, the casino is either approved on our list or blacklisted. We have a blacklist so players can avoid all the casinos that we think are not fit for responsible gambling. A casino only goes to our blacklist list if we think that the casino doesn't deliver well or if it poses a risk to players.View Our Casinos
Here is our ranking, from blacklisted to very blacklisted to stay-away-at-all-costs blacklisted.
Starting with number 10:
From the outside, this casino appeared to be in good form. It was a favourite of Canada’s online casino goer’s right up until the big cheating scandal broke. Unfortunately, the operator did not handle this shocking scandal very well and left a lot of people very unimpressed.
We talk a lot about proper and legitimate gaming licenses. Some licenses, including those out of Canada, are better than others. Alderney is one of those respected licensure areas and has very strict casino policies. It is respected by any gambler. This online casino claims they are licensed and regulated out of Alderney, but have no documents to back that claim up. As of now, no one is really able to find out where this casino is out of and who owns it.
This blacklisted online casino runs off of the cheapest software we’ve ever seen. To make things even more pathetic is that there is no randomness in many of the games. Each bet you make also includes a certain percentage to go directly to the operators own bankroll. You will not get this back and finally, it is impossible to win at blackjack when you play at this rogue casino online.
This gambling operator is well known for their black hat SEO tactics. When they draw people in, they quickly find a way to get email addresses and then send out constant spam. The customer support is rude and dodges even the simplest questions. We refuse to deal with sites like these.
There is no class whatsoever to this banned Canadian casino online. First you’ll have to keep a close eye on the ever changing terms and conditions. If you don’t keep up with them, you are guaranteed to run into problems. To top it off, payments are incredibly slow and you’re lucky if you actually get them.
Perhaps one of the most amusing terms and conditions we’ve seen comes out of this casino online. Blacklisted sites like this are a prime example of why you need to read reviews first. The T&C’s on this site stated that the casino had the right to confiscate (we think steal) winnings from a player that attempts to withdrawal a partial part of their bankroll. These were not only stated in the T&C’s, but enforced too.
This is the latest name the group goes under. Prior to this rebranding, it was known as the Crystal Palace Group. Based in Costa Rica, there is no proper licensing or regulations. Players have no protection and these casinos take advantage of this. Expect slow payments, problems getting your winnings, terrible customer service and dodgy practices all together.
Ace Revenue Casino Group operates all of these blacklisted gambling websites:
Captain Jack Casino, Planet 7 Casino, Royal Ace Casino, Silver Oak Casino, Slot Madness
All casinos under this group are blacklisted. They are well known in the industry for not paying winnings, or just going very slow all together. They’ll bluff players by asking for different ID’s and proof of address. Getting a hold of customer support is virtually impossible. They are not registered meaning there is no player protection.
Play at these blacklisted casinos online and you will get burned. Sites include:
Club Player Casino, Cool Cat Casino, Dreams Casino, Palace of Chance, Prism Casino, Ruby Slots, Slots Garden Casino, Slots of Vegas, The Virtual Casino, Vegas Strip Casino, VIP Lounge Casino, Wild Vegas Casino, 123SlotsOnline
Operators like these cannot expect to last very long. Known for black hat seo and shady web advertising, they entice potential players onto sites and collect information. Inboxes are filled with spam and malware. There are also complaints of credit cards being billed twice and threats to players who make a complaint to the customer service.
Sites owned by Sorila Commercial Casinos include:
Gold VIP Club Casino, Golden Gate Casino
Once known as the Winward Group, all casinos they operate implore a very lengthy, albeit insane, terms and conditions. For example, when a CA player makes a deposit, it is automatically subject to the bonus wagering requirements and ready for this – even if you didn’t collect the bonus. Withdrawals are limited to $500 a month for the first 6 months. You pretty much have no control of your money at any of these sites.
All operators owned by The Blacknote Group are Blacklisted casino sites; these include:
21 Dukes Casino, 7 Reels Casino, 7 Spins Casino, Casino Moons, Loco Jungle Casino, Rich Casino, Slots Village Casino, Thebes Casino, Winward Casino
A quick intermission: Check and Double Check the Name and URL of the Casino When you’re playing at a casino online, blacklisted sites may have tweaked the name of the establishment or URL itself. Always confirm the website is not just the same rogue operator with a new name.
GrandPriveCasino.com is now BetGrandPrive.com.
Just because you see a site we don’t recommend to Canadians now, doesn’t mean it will always be like that. There have been cases of blacklisted casino sites that have made a tremendous effort to regain their reputation. This can take a few years and a lot of money, but it is possible. To be fair, we do maintain optimal effort to ensure all these sites are on the right page. Of course if it’s not blacklisted, Canada’s’ casino goers should refer to this page every now and then because we will add more if need be.
Hey Canadians, we’re all gamblers and looking out for one another. Let’s work to keep the online casino community secure. By doing so, you’re not only keeping gamblers safe, but also maintaining a good reputation on a world wide scale as a casino advocate. If you think an online casino is rogue, we want to know about it. Contact us and tell us about your experience.
Now, that you know the blacklisted casinos, why not play on a whitelisted site? Canada’s gambling enthusiasts have plenty of legitimate, premium sites to choose from. Take a look around, read the reviews and start playing for real money.
A blacklisted site, by our terms, is when any operator is implementing dodgy or rogue practices. These can range anywhere from not paying out winnings, slow deposits, rude customer support, outdated security measures or lying about licensing and certifications. When a site is blacklisted by us, or the gambling community, it basically warns anyone from playing on that site. Although sever companies or legal issues have forced blacklisted sites to close, this usually takes time. What this means is many blacklisted sites continue to operate out of sketchy countries and entice naïve players onto their platform.
There are countless horror stories on the web about players who have been burned from playing on a blacklisted casino. In worst case scenarios you could lose your money or have your personal information shared or sold to third parties. Most of the time, you’ll have to deal with slow payouts and questionable practices.
If you signed up to a blacklisted site unknowingly we recommend getting your money off of the site as soon as possible. From there, it’s a good idea to close down your account. If you suspect any type of fraud has happened, contact your bank for further advice.
Unfortunately, you may have to take a loss. That said, we’ve heard of blacklisted sites eventually giving a player their well earned money, but it can take months. Ultimately, getting your Canadian dollars back will depend on your own personal circumstances.
We highly recommend reading casino review sites where you’ll find the most up to date information on trusted and un-trusted casinos. If you suspect a site is rogue do some online research. Gambling communities make a big effort to work together ensuring everyone has a safe, fair and enjoyable experience. Finally, you can verify any licenses or certifications claimed by the site through the actual third parties website. If anything turns out to be false or inaccurate information, there’s a good chance the site has poor intentions.