Online casino aficionados are reportedly being advised to avoid the Russia-facing domain at after it was allegedly found to be utilizing counterfeit software from prominent games developers, Novomatic and Igrosoft.

The warning comes from after the online casino news domain finished an investigation it explained had been prompted following the receipt of concerns from numerous players, which had included members of the own staff, over the supposed authenticity of the load screens and in-game menus featured by several of the offending site’s video slots.

Obvious offences: used a Wednesday report to declare that its examination had determined that the video slots from Novomatic and Igrosoft on display at offered ‘game load screens and in-game menus’ that diverged ‘wildly from the original titles.’ It moreover stated that this represented ‘a clear indicator that something of an extremely fishy nature is happening here’ and that the site has now been added to its blacklist of online casinos.

According to the report from…

“We have proceeded with blacklisting this casino and letting providers know that they’re being damaged big time. We advise our players to look elsewhere for online casino entertainment. We will be monitoring the development of the story closely and update you on any further findings.”

Developing directory:

The online gambling guide further reported that last week had seen the domain at added to its register of proscribed sites due to similar concerns involving games from developers such as Novomatic, Microgaming, Yggdrasil Gaming Limited and Play‘n Go. It proclaimed that it had launched this inquiry after a representative from the offending online casino had used its Affiliate Guard Dog forum to erroneously claim that players in Australia could now access the domain in order to enjoy games from NetEnt AB.

‘Web of deceit’:

The online casino news domain described this alleged second counterfeiting case as a ‘delicate web of deceit’ that involved utilizing ‘two pirated servers filled with counterfeit games.’ It furthermore pronounced that some of these titles ‘did not contain the usual jackpots some of the providers have’ while featuring ‘other symptoms of games that have not been obtained the fair way’ such as ‘unresponsive and strange-looking interfaces and loading screens.’

The report further read…

“This sad instance of two-timing players is also under our magnifying glass and will be dealt with utmost responsibility. Until further notice, all players are urged to avoid”