LCB Leads Bust on Azart Mania Casino and Luxorslots Casino
by Glenn Baird - September 12, 2019
Casino review site LCB have released evidence that they believe proves that both Azart Mania and Luxorslots have been ripping off games from a number of notable software developers.
Whilst Azart Mania use games from most of the big names in the business, it would appear that when it comes to, what LCB describe as “counterfeit software” that only Novomatic have been stung.
Suspicions were raised by certain unnamed gamers before an investigation was carried out that LCB believe proves that Azart Mania are guilty of using replicas of Novomatic games. They cite “game load screens and in-game menus that differ wildly from the original titles” as evidence of wrong-doing and then provide the following screenshots to support the conclusions drawn:
The same can be said for Luxorslots, but in this instance it appears to be a slew of developers who have fallen prey, with
“Novomatic, Belatra, Igrosoft, Playson, Quickspin, Playtech and even Yggdrasil” all identified as victims, the most notable of all being the Marvel themed Playtech games that are no longer available on the market.
All this comes hot on the heels of a similar story released last week, in which LCB came to the conclusion that GoldenReels Casino were deploying similar tactics, allegedly making fake copies of a number of titles, all of them from the biggest names in slot design.
In this instance an alert was raised through a thread on an online forum which identified the inclusion of Net Entertainment games in Australia, a market that the Swedish giants do not operate in.
Again, evidence of a lack of continuity between what was seen within games and what should have been seen was made evident, allowing LBC to make their claims.
If these two instances of alleged counterfeiting of slot games proves to be accurate then it indicates that the issue could be more widespread than previously thought. It could also point out the problems that arise within unregulated markets.
Making online gambling illegal may appear to be an easy way to curb the rise of problem gambling but it is just as likely to push the market underground and make it easier for illicit casinos to exploit those vulnerable gamblers who are likely to continue feeding their habit regardless of the legitimacy of the operator.