Players from United Kingdom cannot play at Casino Astral casino.
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(-1)Despite not holding a UKGC license, and therefore being unable to legally accept sign-ups from UK players, casino support assured us that they do accept players from the UK.
During the background research on this group of casinos we did find some substantially negative reports, both seemingly from the same player at different portals, revolving round Conan casino seizing over $30k due to breach of Terms and Conditions. As it turns out, it seems that two bonuses were added to the players account in quick succession, one large bonus (£600) and another small bonus (£30). The casino then enforced the maximum bet rule for the smaller bonus so the player’s wagers of £100/hand breached the term. In the instance of two bonuses being added to the account in such a short time frame (the player claims they must have been added at exactly the same time and the casino claim there was a 2 minute delay), we would be inclined to view these as the same bonus. To seize such a large win on what can only be considered dubious grounds certainly isn’t a great confidence booster.
In late 2014 a situation came to light where an affiliate was found to be hacking into other sites and posting their gambling links on these sites without the owners knowledge or permission. This activity is clearly illegal and unethical. The majority of casinos that were receiving traffic from this affiliate closed the affiliate’s accounts upon finding out what the affiliate was doing, however some casinos, whether via intent or insufficient security policies, continued to be listed on these sites for many months after the activity of this affiliate came to light. Many other brands managed to quickly take action to get themselves removed from the hacked sites (closing the affiliate account down and ensuring that new accounts could not be open).
In early 2016 this group were caught running pirated Net Entertainment games.
The Game Tech Group N.V. license holders were previously licensed by the MGA. After legal consultation the MGA were advised that the terms this group use to limit the maximum allowed bet during non-bonus play contravened EU consumer protection law. On this basis the MGA instructed the license holders to repay confiscated funds tied to a complaint that occurred while they held an MGA license. The Game Tech Group N.V. refused to do so and subsequently became non-responsive.
The Game Tech Group N.V. has enforced predatory terms prohibiting “betting systems” on a player who flat bet on a single number on Roulette. If flat betting on a single number is considered a “betting system” any player that chooses to with this group could be considered to be in violation of this term.
For references see AffPower Group Player Issues
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Payout Speed: 7 days
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The Casino Astral website states that they aim to pay withdrawals within 5 business days, which is roughly equivalent to 7 days if you withdraw at the start of the weekend.
Minimum withdrawal – €100
Maximum withdrawal – €5000 every 30 days
Players should be aware of the following term:
“If a player’s accumulated deposit amount does not exceed €200, player will be entitled only up to X10 last deposit. This maximum payout will be enforced also in cases where the player made additional deposits which were deemed at the sole discretion of the Casino to have been made in order to exceed the €200 accumulated deposit amount.”
Banking options available – Credit/Debit cards, Bank Transfer, Neteller, Skrill (Moneybookers), UKash and Webmoney
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Casino Astral hold the following gambling licenses :
- Curacao eGaming – Casino Astral are licensed by Cyberluck, the Curacao eGaming Master License holder. We have had no success contacting this license holder, either directly or via the affected player, about player complaints and consider them to be completely non-responsive. You can find further information regarding this regulator’s complaint policies here.
The following countries are restricted from participation with Casino Astral – United Kingdom, USA
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Players from United Kingdom NOT accepted.
Casino Astral does not accept players from the following countries:American Samoa, Guam, South Africa, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, U.S. Miscellaneous Pacific Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, United States.
Casino Astral do not publish the house edge (RTP) information for any of their slots games.
Casino Astral do not appear to offer any form of comp point program.
When it comes to rogue online casino groups, Game Tech N.V. should probably be considered #1 on the list. We urge all players to avoid playing with any casino associated with this group in the strongest possible manner.