If you play at any 888 / Cassava powered sites, then you may just need to start looking carefully at how you handle your money. Over the last couple of months, I’ve been hearing an increasing number of reports from people who have been banned from Cassava powered sites on a number of different networks. The one thing these reports have in common is that players are what you would describe as unprofitable.
They all seem to share the same profile – they withdraw more than they deposit – and use their frequent withdrawals to refund their accounts and take advantage of the reload bonus. One has been told they’re abusing bonuses by doing this. Others have been told they are unacceptable as players as they only deposit funds when the site offers an extra deposit bonus. Either way, players are having their accounts frozen without warning, and some are having their winnings withheld as a result. Well, I’m here to say this sort of behaviour is not on, and appeal to Cassava to stop this shoddy behaviour. I’m also here to warn you about what’s happening, so as you can take steps to stop yourself becoming one of the banned.
Imagine walking in to your local Tesco and being stopped at the door by the manager. His reason for stopping you from entering his store is the fact that the last 10 times you visited the store, you only bought items that were buy one, get one free? Imagine being banned from you local bingo hall because you only play on the days when the books are half price, and then when you win you actually have the temerity to take your winnings away with you and not spend them in the club. Well, as shocking and unlikely as these real world situations would seem, it seems to be becoming a reality in the online bingo realm.
This sort of behaviour is simply not acceptable to us bingo players. If you don’t want us to take advantage of these offers, the answer is simple – don’t offer them to players. If you do, don’t punish those the rightly and smartly take advantage of them. It’s bad enough players normally have to wait a week to get their winnings back, but keeping them in a site to spend should not be considered the right thing to do. Ever.
I’ve heard from 6 or 7 players the last few months that this has happened to them, I’m sure this is just the tip of the iceberg. If this is becoming a policy for Cassava powered sites, then my time as a player with them is also limited. I only ever deposit when an extra deposit bonus is offered to me (I like getting something for nothing) and I always withdraw my winnings. In fact, I’d go as far as to say I withdraw more than I actually deposit. I wonder how long it is till my account falls under this ruling, if it is indeed what Cassava are playing at?
UPDATE: If you’ve been affected by this, please read this page also.