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William Hill in Rogue Online Casino Flap

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Jun/09/2009
William Hill

Following a joint partnership deal with online casino giant, Playtech, late last year, it turned out that Great Britain's second largest bookmaker may have inherited a few "rogue" online casino properties.

It all started with one of the cautionary warnings that Casinomeister sounds when casino conduct prejudicial to player welfare has been detected and insufficient response is received from the operation in question.

A "Rogue": an unprincipled person, a scoundrel, a rascal, an undesirable deviation from a standard, the CasinoMeister website points out.

A posting at the CasinoMeister forum attempts to explain the situation along with various links further elaborating on the subject:

Actually they BOUGHT CPays (connected with Playtech).

 

They've set up WHG (International) Limited and WHG Trading Limited (license number 041)

 

Deliberately abbreviated so that when you go to something like 'http://www.blackpoolclub.co.uk/', which is third-rate no-name casino, the words 'William Hill' don't appear anywhere.

 

A number of the sites they've bought have reputations that are far from stellar. Here's a (partial?) list:

 

Amber Coast Casino Dubious: http://www.casinomeister.com/forums/...raud-long.html

BetMost Poker

Blackpool Club Casino/Bingo

BetGate Casino http://www.webrouteservices.co.uk/betgate/

Cote D'Azur Palace http://www.cotedazurpalace.com/

Diamond Club Casino

Sky Kings Casino

32 VEGAS Casino Rogue: http://www.casinomeister.com/rogue/32Vegas.php

Eurogrand Casino (lots of complaints)

Joyland Casino Rogue: http://www.casinomeister.com/forums/...l-request.html

Kiwi Casino, Poker, Bingo (Rogue) http://www.casinomeister.com/rogue/n...ngpartners.php

Playgate Casino

Prestige Casino

SkyKings Casino

 

CDPoker Poker

 

Ruby Bingo

 

Due diligence was clearly not done.

"We will be rolling out the systems we currently have on William Hill Club Casino throughout the purchased assets," the company spokesman told Casinomeister's player complaints manager Max Drayman.  
 


Drayman commented this week: "From the context of our discussion this means that as the new owners of these properties WHG are implementing procedures that will ensure that previous problems with these casinos won't be repeated. In other words WHG is cleaning house and wants the table cleared of old issues while they do so.
 


"On the basis of the personal assurances given to me and the senior level from which this comes I am marking this Warning "Withdrawn". I have expressed my sincere hope that the "purchased assets" are turning the page on the past activity that has resulted in Warnings and Rogue listings."

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Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher 

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