Something our team does not enjoy doing is blacklisting sites, but as unfavorable as it may be, it is in the best interest of our players to inform them of shady practices taking place in the online gaming realm. We have been forced to add 24Pokies to that list. Your initial reaction may be one of confusion, particularly since the casino was recently named, ‘the best Aussie online casino’ in 2017. How does one go from being so high up on a pedestal to this low on the totem pole in such a short timeframe? Well, add pirated games and an inability to prove proper licensing to the mix and you’ve got all the fixins’ for a bad situation. Being geared toward the Australian community during a time when Aussies are finding themselves prohibited from online casinos more often than not as a result of new laws, it was quite a red flag to see such players restricted from making real money deposits on games from several leading brands.
While Australian gamers sought out 24Pokies as a safe haven for playing their favorites with little to no other options to choose from, the excitement was short-lived upon discovering a slew of pirated reel games, after having just launched earlier this year.
Appearance And Usability
We must admit, the casino did a fine job of pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes… at least for a little while. At first glance, the site appears as trustworthy as any other, boasting tons of games on a well-integrated platform, and implementing a series of convenient filter options to make the process of locating your favorite titles as simple as possible. A closer look, however, uncovers a failure to provide proper licensing credentials, and inauthentic software. It has also been discovered that the casino is in affiliation with Red Baron Group, owner of 77Jackpot and Ares Casinos, both having had their own stints with fake games.
The following brands are among those Australian players cannot make real money deposits on: Playtech, Novomatic, IGT, Amatic, BetSoft, and NetEnt. The only conclusion we can come to is that this move was done in an effort to take advantage of players from this country during a time when few online gambling options are available to them. Several games are clearly pirated, as determined by an inspection of domains and codes, including Marvel titles like Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and X-Men.
New signups are lured in with a seemingly attractive welcome package, consisting of bonuses across the first seven deposits. However, you’ll notice, the ‘Promotions’ page makes mention of little else in the way of regular deals, and there is no information regarding any kind of rewards programs. Needless to say, we do not recommend registering an account.
Once again, while all seems fair at the surface, with basic banking methods supported, you’ll soon find that weekly withdrawal methods are unreasonably low. Players have also complained of an unhelpful customer support team, along with unresolved instances relating to game error refund requests, and random account lockouts.
Pros: Welcome package, First-Seventh deposit bonuses, Integrated gaming platform, Added navigational settings for filtering games
Cons: Lacks licensing information, Australian players prohibited from making real money deposits on games from select brands, Pirated games