Added 7 May 2002
Last update 24 July 2003
Elka System Casinos/Oyster Gaming
The owner of an Elka Systems casino contacted the Online Players Association in May 2002 claiming that their games are fair. He invited the OPA to test the games. The tester deposited $50 and played Jacks or Better video poker at $1.25 per hand. The player had no wins and all losses.
This request was instigated probably by the bad press that this software provider has had over the past couple of years. In October 2001, a player of Brilliant Casino had his winnings forfeited because the casino decided the software wasn't random enough. Yeah, right.
Recently, they have been using the name "Oyster Gaming" for their software, but it is the same software only in a different package.
Most of these casinos have a spotty record. They've participated in everything from deceptive spam emails to copyright theft. The following is a list of casinos that use this software, and other related websites that are located on the same server:
Ecashservices.com is in most cases their ecash provider. Since these casinos spring up as fast as mutated bunnies, it's difficult to keep an updated list. If the casino you are playing at uses Ecashservices, cash in your chips. And good luck!
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