Exposed – Pirated Slots at Hera Casino
It’s time for round 3 in the players versus rogue casinos saga, as documented by LCB (LatestCasinoBonuses) earlier this August. Having successfully disarmed 2WinPower with the help of iGaming studios like Lightning Box Games and Aristocrat earlier that month, some astute players and LCB have stumbled upon yet another pirated site – Hera Casino.
Soon after players have played at the casino, they started noticing the slots behaving strangely at various stages throughout the gameplay, like odd winning patterns, or other suspicious bugs. What made it even more unusual is that this happened on prominent, but small-scale provider games like Yggdrasil Gaming and Pragmatic Play (formerly Topgame); comparing to the pirated Novomatic, Aristocrat and EGT slots discovered on Burnbet Casino that promised an imminent dispatch of the Italian and Slovenian mafia to hunt down the admins.
Having visited the casino, it was immediately apparent that it’s a copy-paste of Mr Green Casino’s landing page. They even claim Hero Casino is a man and that it has too won back-to-back iGaming awards since 2013. Not to mention the fact that the landing page advertises games which they don’t offer at all, like NetEnt, Microgaming and IGT, whereas the UK Gambling Commission logo leads to a registration page instead of the authority.
If you ever read Hera Casino’s T&C, you’d find all things convenient for the site to disadvantage players, though it appears that they’ve done some modifications ever since LCB’s report. Here’s one example that's taken directly from the site’s terms and conditions: “Players are aware of the fact that they lose money when playing through this software.” No wonder why nobody would ever win here, no matter how hard they tried.
The LCB team didn’t stop there but analysed games’ source code only to discover that “the iframe source link displays a blank space, but hovering cursor over it shows the slot is hosted on the casino's domain, which original games never are”. The games also lacked a few basic features like the close button from the upper right corner of the screen, proving once again that they’re counterfeit.
Long story short, you do want to be extra careful when registering at casinos that appear to be dodgy, and by all means, avoid playing at Hera, which you can read in more detail by referring to the full report.
If you too have come across a site that’s suspicious, then let us know about it by leaving a comment below. After all, we are all stronger if we stick together.