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Rufus: Blacklisted

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Rufus Casino

Players from United Kingdom cannot play at Rufus casino.

Overview

Review last updated – February 2020

Rufus Casino is a casino operated by Prism Marketing, which seems to be a rebranding of Tall Mountain Limited based on the fact that the majority of properties that previously listed Tall Mountain Limited ownership are now listing Prism Marketing. Tall Mountain Limited has been tied to one of the most complained about rogue groups in the industry – the Game Tech Group – given the complaint volume, nature and management of the complaint we have already seen against the Prism Marketing properties there appears to be highly similar management styles in place. Rufus Casino do not appear to hold any valid gambling license. They offers a selection of games from: Playson, Booming Games and Felix Gaming. across the Slots, Live, Video Poker and Jackpot categories. The site use a colour scheme that uses white, red and green.

Trustworthiness

 - 0 / 10

Prism Marketing appears to be a rebranding of Tall Mountain Limited. Tall Mountain Limited have been tied to the Game Tech Group N.V. The factors that have led us to this conclusion are detailed in a previous article published by this site - Game Tech Group - The Hydra Grows New Heads.

We consider the Game Tech Group to be one of the most dangerous groups for players to engage with and hold the same concerns regarding any company they are associated with.

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.

Various companies within this extended group have started extending self exclusions at all properties they own. Ordinarily we would consider this a positive, but the operators are performing no checks at registration for self excluded accounts. The result of this is that if a player happens to sign-up with another property on the same license the operator refuse to return losses, as the player has breached their self exclusion and refuse to pay wins. This policy allows the operator to free roll the most vulnerable players, placing themselves in a position where they can only profit from self excluded players.

In 2019 large numbers of casinos associated with the Game Tech Group associated companies were identified working with ethically bankrupt affiliate advertising sites to target and exploit gambling addiction. These affiliates were targeting search terms in Google relating to bypassing national self-exclusion schemes and then heavily populating the resultant pages with adverts for the operators associated with the various companies tied to the Game Tech Group who they knew would accept this traffic despite knowing it was comprised of self-confessed addicts.

For references see Game Tech Group Player Issues

Bonuses

 - 6 / 10
300% up to €1000
Max Bonus 1000
Min Deposit 20
Max Bet 30%xb
Type Sticky
Wagering 20x(d+b)

The Rufus Welcome bonus currently consists of a bonus of 300% up to €1000.

The minimum deposit that will trigger the bonus is €20.

This bonus has a wagering requirement of 40x(deposit+bonus) for the deposit bonus.

The bonus uses the standard bonus structure with funds being locked from the moment of deposit until all wagering requirements are met and bets with both deposited and bonus funds contributing to the wagering requirement.

The maximum allowed bet is 30% of the bonus received.

If you have deposited less than €200 you will only be allowed to win a maximum of 10x your deposit.

This bonus is sticky which means that it can never be withdrawn. Once you have completed the wagering requirement the bonus will be removed from your account at the time of your first withdrawal.

Bonus and associated winnings will expire after 15 days if the wagering requirements are not completed.

Game Weightings:

  • Slots (all varieties) 100%
  • Casino War, Stake Contribution - Fruit Zen, Yak, Yeti & Roll, Weekend In Vegas, The Angler, Book of Sun, 88 Dragon, Gods Temple, Monkey Money, Fruits Land, Legend of Ra, Book of Gold: Double Chance, Clover Tales, 40 Joker Staxx, Viking Gods: Thor & Loki, Ecuador Gold, Faerie Spells, Faerie Spells NJP, Alkemor`s Tower, Stampede, Dragon Kings, The Golden Owl of Athena, Sevens & Fruits, Mighty Africa: 4096 Ways, Rise of Egypt, Viking Fortune : Hold & Win, Joker Expand, Spectrum 10%
  • Blackjack (all varieties) 10%
  • Roulette (all varieties) 10%
  • Casino Poker (all varieties) 10%
  • Baccarat (all varieties) 10%
  • Video Poker (all varieties) 10%
  • Craps (all varieties) 10%
  • All other games 100%

Available to newly registered players only.

Every effort is made to ensure these terms are accurate and up-to-date, however we accept no responsibility for inaccuracies or errors. It is your responsibility to ensure that you confirm the terms of any promotion you accept with the operators website before you play.

 

 

BONUS CODE: NA

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Payout Speed: 7 days

 - 3 / 10

The Rufus Casino website states withdrawals can take up to 5 working days to process.

Minimum withdrawal - €100.

Maximum Withdrawal - €5000 per 30 days

Banking options available - Credit/Debit cards

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Software

 - 5 / 10

Rufus Casino use Booming Games, Felix Gaming and Playson.

Game selections are as follows:

Jackpots - 1

Instant

Table Games – 18

Slots – 270

Video Poker – 1

Live – 33

Customer Service

 - 0 / 10

Email Testing Record

  • February 2020 - No response.

Licensing

 - 0 / 10

Rufus Casino hold the following gambling licenses :

Restricted Countries

Players from United Kingdom NOT accepted.

Rufus does not accept players from the following countries:American Samoa, Australia, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, South Africa, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, U.S. Miscellaneous Pacific Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, United States.

Contact

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Slots RTP

Rufus Casino do not appear to give the RTPS for all of their games.

Comp Points

Closing Thoughts

For very good reason we consider any group associated with the extended Game Tech Group a serious risk to players. Rogue practices and fundamentally unfair treatment of players are, in our experience, commonplace when dealing with the properties associated with this company. And the Prism Marketing properties are no exception - with a number of very worrying complaints processed long before we could get their reviews published. We cannot emphasise strongly enough that players should NOT engage with these sites.

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Best Casinos: United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland sits to the north-west of mainland Europe. The United Kingdom shares a border with The Republic of Ireland and has coasts on the Atlantic Ocean, Celtic Sea, North Sea, Irish Sea and English Channel. The population of the UK is approaching the 67.6 million mark leading to a fairly densely populated land mass. The gambling sector in the United Kingdom is entirely regulated and licensed by the UKGC – the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. Should players resident In the UK wish to gamble with foreign based operators there is no history of this being treated as a criminal offence, but high levels of protection exist for UK residents playing with UK licensed operators.

Disclaimer:

The above information is what we believe to be the the legal status of online gambling, however information on this topic is limited and hard to find. We accept no liability for any errors or ommissions. It is the reader’s responsibility to ensure that they know the legality of online gambling in their country before engaging with any online gambling service.