LCB Team Succeeds at Stopping Fake Games Galore from 2WinPower
Dear FEC reader, do you remember the melodrama involving 2WinPower, Burnbet and LatestCasinoBonuses (LCB)? Well, we got good news as the rogue games provider has been finally forced to remove fake Aristocrat games from their website. You can read the full LCB report or take a moment to refresh your memory of what really happened.
LCB is a well-known expert in revealing counterfeit games on shady casinos, and 2WinPower is one of the notorious providers of such content that popped up on Burnbet Casino not long ago. Initially exposing around 50 fake slots, we later confirmed that all their casino slots are pirated, including Novomatic, Aristocrat and EGT. This means they were using the same fake domain 2WinPower is using to host pirated games: https://gmtr3.com/.
Having revealed the issue and contacted the casino owner, who was going by the name Tina – later revealed his real name is Dejan Krapež – the guy went mad and promised an imminent dispatch of the Italian and Slovenian mafia to hunt down the admin Zuga. Now that was one hilarious story you can read here.
Since then LCB and, we are sure, many players were wondering for how long can this circus show last. After all, it’s illegal and detrimental to innocent players most of which cannot tell the difference between good fakes and authentic, licensed games. So, on June 14, 2017, the LCB team got in touch with Lightning Box Games, a licensed game development company, who was willing to help them on their mission.
The contacts then led to Aristocrat, which is one of the victims of 2WinPower and their associates. Hoping they take action to protect themselves and their loyal players, the company did indeed respond immediately and with their help blocked 2WinPower’s website through a Russian internet service provider. And even though they then re-emerged online through an ISP in Moldova, the experts were competent enough to block that as well. In the end, 2WinPower had no choice but to remove fake Aristocrat games from their website.
Thanks to prompt action by Lightning Box and Aristocrat managers, as well as LCB who stand for players’ rights, it’s a small achievement on its own but of great importance, as it serves as a precedent in the battle for fair gaming.
That said, we’d love to hear your thoughts on this case. Maybe you too have spotted anything suspicious lately? Leave your comments below.