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Bitstarz - Refuse to return deposit

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Found for the Casino - Bitstarz Casino have provided sufficient evidence to demonstrate that this has breached terms of use in a non-redeemable fashion.

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Player's Complaint

Good day

I have an issue with BitStarz Bitcoin Online Casino.

On the 28th of December 2020 I requested a withdrawal after making 5 deposits into my BitStarz online casino account. In total it was 9.89678893 BTC.

Here is the Bitcoin Address I paid to and the Blockchain link showing the transactions.

Address: [EDIT]

[EDIT]

During my gambling session, I won roughly 30 BTC. I made a withdrawal request and shortly after I received an email from [EDIT] at from BitStarz Support (Ticket #W82TG) asking for Verification Documents.

I then sent what they requested.

- A copy of my passport.

- A photo of my face (selfie) with my government issued passport with a paper with the word Bitstarz and the date.

- My proof of address.

Doing that already made me uncomfortable because the whole reason for using Bitcoin is to stay anonymous. However, I did as they requested.

Later that day, I received a phone call from one of the Bitstarz support / finance department personal. I have spoken to him and he seemed satisfied.

Yes, after all of this, they reversed my withdrawal. I had over 40 BTC in my account. During some more gambling, I have lost and my remaining balance was - 22 BTC.

After this, I received an email saying that they are blocking my account until they are satisfied with my verification. Which I've already sent to them.

As things stand now, my account is blocked. I cannot get access to the - 12 BTC I've won, not even my own 9.89678893 BTC that I have deposited.

After numerous emails back and forth, I have requested that they return my original 9.89678893 BTC to the original address that I've sent it from. In turn, I received an email saying that they have seized the BTC.

In my layman understanding of this is that they are not satisfied with my verification and refuse to return my original BTC to the original address it was sent from. In other words, [EDIT]. I have done what they asked and they still are not satisfied.

I humbly request that you assist me in this matter. 9.89678893 BTC is a lot of money that I cannot just write off. They said something in one of the emails about AML legislation etc which is absolutely ridiculous. All I ask is that they return my original 9.89678893 BTC to the addresses it was sent from then there is no AML issues at all. Yes, they refuse and by the looks of things [EDIT].

I really hope that you would be able to assist me in this matter.

Kind regards,

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2 Responses

ThePOGG
February 14, 2021

Hi pjvkrom - welcome to ThePOGG.com!

Unfortunately you have chosen to play with an operator that is both negatively listed with this service and who has historically been non-cooperative with complaints submitted to us. While we will try to contact the operator on your behalf the chances of a successful mediation are low.

Thanks,

ThePOGG

ThePOGG
February 21, 2021

Bitstarz have provided sufficient evidence to demonstrate that this account has breached the terms of use in a non-redeemable fashion. As such we will take no further part in the representation of this player's claim.

No further posts will be approved on this thread.

ThePOGG

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February 14, 2021

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