In an embarrassing slip one of the biggest online casinos in the world has paid out tens of thousands of pounds to players in the UK by mistake. The website CaesersBingo.com made a fundamental error with their first deposit bonus system. Many different casinos offer deals such as a 200% bonus on the players’ initial deposit but the bonus is drip fed to the player alongside continued play. Caesars paid out the full amount immediately, allowing players to walk away with tens of thousands of pounds. One player took a massive £3,000 after discovering the glitch and telling his friends.
One player was laughing all of the way to the bank when he walked away with £460 after depositing £200 with the site, "We stumbled across it by chance, and couldn't believe how stupid Caesars had been. We told all of our friends and family about it. In total, our family has made more than £3,000 from this glitch and one friend paid for his wedding with his winnings," said the 29-year-old doctor who had managed to take full advantage of the mistake.
Once they discovered their mistake Caesars quickly altered their terms and conditions to bring them into line with rest of the industry. The site is actually run by a company called Gamesys a massive company who takes bets worth £2 billion a year and runs online bingo for the popular tabloid newspaper, The Sun. Caesars said: "If they are taking advantage of something that is our error they will get to keep the advantage. If there's fraud then there's an issue." They later announced that certain players' accounts had been suspended while they were investigating.