About the casino: Treasure Mile casino is a small, neglected online casino, part of the infamous Genesys Group (also known as Lotus Players Club Casinos, full, official name of the owners is Genesys Technologies N.V., often hiding behind the shell company Ardway Limited as well).
Genesys also uses the following names to hide behind:
- Top Refer Affiliates
- Lotus Affiliates
It’s all owned by the same company.
They are a rouge casino, known to be stealing from players and business partners alike, the full detailed analysis and proof of their theft can be found in the review of their main casino Black Lotus Casino.
Treasure Mile is a somewhat neglected secondary sister site of Black Lotus Casino.
Initially, I was a member of this casino group for about 4-5 years (specifically the flagship website. I’ve seen the group change hands and expand into a bigger casino group from its humble beginnings.
They are in operation for at least 8+ years.
However, lately they have gone rouge, and they started severely limiting how much winnings players can withdraw (the maximum amount last time I checked was $5000, but according to player complaints online, even significantly less causes problems, months of delays, if the players get their money at all).
On top of this, I have proof they have stolen money from me. Therefore, I absolutely do not recommend this scam casino platform!
They are known to openly harbour criminal online casinos (e.g.: like all of the Genesys Technologies N.V. casinos), who openly accept US players, even though the country claims publicly that they don’t allow their license holders to do such things (because they were sued by the World Trade Organization over this).
Obviously, this is far from the truth, and about 90% of the Curacao licensed online platforms, including Lotus Asia do accept players from the USA, illegally. It’s actually best to avoid any of the Curacao licensed casinos pretty much.
/Comment: But I have to admit, not all of the Curaçao licensed online gambling platforms are bad. But quite a lot of them are./
They also accept credit cards from US players, which is also illegal (due to anti money laundering laws, international laws, and political pressure from the USA), and the country of Curaçao publicly stated that such behaviour among licensees is not tolerated. Regardless, they have been doing it at least since 2013, which is a good indication as to what sort of company this is.
And the USA is not the only country they accept players from illegally, that would be a long list.
Genesys Club Casinos: The other casinos of this group are: Lucky Creek, Lotus Asia, Mandarin Palace, Big Dollar, Black Lotus, make sure to avoid them as well, same company owns them, same customer support (or lack thereof), same affiliate program, same games.
|If you don’t have the time to read the full review below, just read this short summary:
PLEASE AVOID THIS CASINO AT ALL COST! AND ALL THE OTHER GENESYS CASINOS! They started to scam and steal money from their players, and affiliate partners.
/Instead of this online casino, I wholeheartedly recommend the following gambling platform (click to see). They have significantly more games, and they have sports betting and poker too. And they are not involved in any scandals. And they have been around for 15+ years. It’s currently the best rated US player accepting online casino on this site. And it is my current personal favourite US casino as well./
Treasure Mile gambling platform review methodology
Click on the drop down menu below if you are interested in the review process, methodology, and the system by which each casino is reviewed, scored, compared and evaluated.
And also, you can read the detailed explanation as to why US player accepting, and non US player accepting internet casinos differ so much.
Treasure Mile digital gambling site review criteria
There are two very different types when it comes to online casinos, casinos, which accept US players, and casinos which do not accept US players. Treasure Mile is firmly the former, not accepting players from the USA or US territories.
This is a very important distinction to make, because radically different games are available at these platforms for legal reasons, and they should be reviewed differently.
Primarily European (primarily targeting European players, mostly licensed in Europe, UK gambling licence often) gambling websites always have better and more games, because software providers, due to licensing and legal issues don’t work with casinos, which accept US players.
And it shows.
Treasure Mile has around 200 games, mostly slots, some video poker, some table games. While a typical European casino has about 1000+ games and has interesting unique games as well, including live dealer games, digital sports betting, regular sports betting, digital scratchcards, game show type games like Deal or No Deal etc…, but they don’t accept US players.
Therefore, a US casino is always going to look bad compared to a European online gambling website.
A good US casino would still be only 3/10 if you compared it to European, non-US player accepting casino. And that is why I rate them separately, US casinos are only compared to other USA casinos.
Therefore, when you see a US casino that is 7-8/10 but only has 300 games, it gets a higher score because of the different context, and because it is for different players.
As you can see, US players have it worse, significantly. But, C’est La Vie.
And this is also the reason why I don’t advise non-US players to play in US casinos, ever.
Just wanted to mention this, to avoid confusion as to why a 300 games US casino might get the same score as a EU powerhouse with 1000+ games.
/You can read more about why this is, and about the legal status of domestic and offshore gambling, online gambling in the USA here. Be warned, pretty complicated, dry read./
Review methodology: In each section I review one of the primary attributes of the casino, these are: list of countries not accepted, list of games, deposit and withdrawal process and methods and uniqueness.
Each of these aspects then gets points ranging from +2, meaning exceptionally good, to -2, exceptionally bad.
Additionally at end of the review I go through what I consider to be less important secondary attributes, such as: live support chat, VIP/loyalty program, mobile compatibility, other reviews, bonuses, promotions, reputation.
At the end I tally all the points and add and subtract them from 10. This will give the final score of the casino. I use a 1 to 10 scale, 10 being the best and 1 being the worst, no 0 or minus scores.
Treasure Mile Scam
Before we get to the review, I have to deduct -20 points for them stealing money from me, and other players. And because of this, the review below is just symbolic (but I tried to be as objective as I can, despite the theft).
Under no circumstances should you trust this criminal casino group with sensitive information, credit card number, passwords, etc…. They will abuse it! And if you look around online (past the first page, because that is full of their fake, paid casino reviews) you can find plenty of horror stories.
A quick Google search for “Treasure Mile scam”, “Treasure Mile casino didn’t pay me” or “Genesys casino affiliate scam” or “genesys casinos group doesn’t pay affiliate commission” will quickly reveal other similar horror stories from both players and affiliate partners, who were scammed by Genesys and their casinos.
Scam: -20 points
The review of treasure mile casino mobile casino, bingo and virtual sports betting platform consist of the following sections (click on the links below to jump to that section):
- Treasure Mile casino list of restricted countries, registration process
- Treasure Mile casino games selection
- Treasure Mile casino deposit and withdrawal options and other payment methods
- Treasure Mile casino uniqueness
- Treasure mile casino’s rating
Treasure Mile online casino review
1., Who can play: The most important thing for a player in a new casino is whether you can actually play or not, so here is the list of all the countries not accepted at Treasure Mile Casino.
So before you read any further, let’s determine whether you can actually play at the casino at all.
/Clarification: The country of your residence, your official address, what’s on your ID card (or address card if it’s a separate thing in your country) is what you should be checking, not your current residence.
It’s important, because if you win, they will ask for your ID and/or address card to make sure you are who you said you are on the registration form (it’s mandatory, required by law).
And they will check the address on your ID, if it’s not the same as what you put down during registration, they will instantly perma-ban you. And all your winnings will be confiscated, no matter how much you won! Be careful! /
Treasure Mile Casino prohibited countries and territories
The list of countries Treasure Mile Casino casino does not accept players from. Click below to expand.
Treasure Mile Casino casino review - list of countries not accepted
It’s a short list. Very few restricted countries. They get +1 points for accepting players from many different countries.
/Comment: However, the reason they are accepting players from so many countries is because they do it illegally. The truth is, Curacao licensed casinos shouldn’t accept payers from the USA, or the UK, and many other countries, due to international laws.
These rouge casinos do it anyway. You can read about why this is here, and about the World Trade Organization lawsuit that led to this./
The reason I added a “?” at United Kingdom and United States is because you can clearly register and play from the states, or the UK. It’s actually one of the selling points of the casino.
They are always described as a US player accepting casino on every gambling blog and review site.
And if you check the registration form, you can definitely select both the UK and US as your country when trying to register. It’s clearly not true.
UPDATE 2021: I explained above why they do this, because they shouldn’t officially accept players from these countries, and they pretend that they don’t. That’s why they lie in their terms and conditions. It’s a criminal offence actually, -2 points.
Just like all the other casinos of this network, Treasure Mile aggressively tries to push the registration form in your face, trying to force you to register, it’s unnecessarily agressive.
I can’t check out the games, no demo mode, can’t read the details of promotions, almost everything on the website is hidden behind the registration form, -1 point.
Accessibility, number of countries accepted: +1
Issues in the terms and conditions: -2
Aggressively pushing registration: -1
2., Games: The second most important thing to players is the number, and also the quality of the games.
The best software developers are only available to non-US casinos. Therefore Treasure Mile already starts with a disadvantage.
However, Treasure Mile works with Saucify (a good software developer) Betsoft (average, below average games), Genii (below average and some bad games) and Rival (below average and bad games).
It’s a mixed bag, but there are some good games there, above average selection for a US casino.
But they only have 200 games, which is really not that much, even for a US casino, -1 point.
Treasure Mile Casino - list of games
The full list of games at Treasure Mile Casino casino. All the 200 games.
Band Outta Hell, Traces of Evidence, Vikingdom, Mrs Green’s Plant Emporium, Beat Bots, Legends of Olympia, BigFroot, Gems n Jewels, Big Game, Buckin’ Broncos, Tails of New York, Royal Banquet, and so many more.
Golden Gorilla, Alien Spinvasion, Lucky Labyrinth, Jolly Rogers Jackpot, Whale O’ Winnings, Catsino, Windy Farm, Lion’s Roar, Scary Rich, Misfit Toyland, and Arabian Tales to mention a few.
Birds! Frankenslot’s Monster, A Christmas Carol, Black Gold, The Tipsy Tourist, The Slotfather, Puppy Love, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, 7th Heaven, The Golden Owl of Athena, The Angler, Alkemor’s Tower, etc.
Table Games and video poker
3 Wheel Roulette, Single Blackjack, Baccarat, Caribbean Poker, Texas Hold’em Bonus, Wan Doy Pairs Poker, Roulette Master. Video poker: Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild Power Poker, Phantom Belle Bonus, Whack-a-Jackpot, Hi-Lo Techno and Granny Prix.
Roulette has classic roulette, Premium Roulette and French Roulette.
Blackjack games: Classic blackjack, Premium Blackjack, Blackjack Switch, Perfect Blackjack, Unlimited Blackjack, Alexandrite Blackjack, Royale Blackjack, Hi-Low, Spin-A-Win and Sic-bo.
Most of these games are mobile compatible, except for the older ones. Above average quality for a US casino, but the selection is tiny,
3., Deposit and withdrawal options: The third most important thing to players are the deposit and withdrawal options. You obviously can’t win anything unless you bet money. And Treasure Mile needs to improve in this area too.
To deposit money you have the following options:
- Credit cards
Treasure Mile Casino accepts credit cards! Which is great for US players, because due to legal reasons credit card companies refuse to deal with most US casinos. This is one of the few exceptions.
They also accept Bitcoin.
More methods than most casino, which accepts US players. Most definitely don’t accept credit cards and cryptocurrency.
However, these were only for depositing money, for withdrawing money, only the following methods are available:
Credit cards are not available when ti comes to withdrawing money from the casino, -1 point.
It’s definitely an inconvenience that they don’t just send your winnings to your credit card, the same card you used to deposit, but that’s the law. Payment processors are independent third party legal entities and it’s really strictly regulated, international transactions especially. I know for certain that this is not their fault.
A big issue IMO is that the minimum withdrawal amount is $150. I can understand a limit of $50, because of the extremely high cost of wire transfer in the US, but $150 seems excessive, -1 point.
Still, they get -2 point deduction for limited options to withdraw funds and having a relatively high minimum withdrawal amount. (Use Bitcoin or wire transfer to get the money you won, I live in Europe, wire transfers are free, that’s what I used. I got my money in a few days. But if you live in the USA, Bitcoin or Neteller might be better to avoid the crushing, usually $50-30 fee for international wire transfers. It’s crazy how expensive wire transfer is in the US! Unbelievable! The casino doesn’t cover the wire transfer cost, they deduct it from your winnings.)
Limited options to withdraw funds: -1
Relatively high minimum withdrawal amount: -1
4., Uniqueness: And the last one I think we all are looking for in an online casino is innovation, unique and interesting new online gambling games and features.
Anything that makes you “Wow, that’s amazing.”.
Does Treasure Mile have the so called ‘wow-factor’?
No, it’s an average, forgettable, 12 a dozen casino. Nothing unique here.
Innovation, interesting, unique features/games: 0, none
The following are less important optional factors, but still contribute to the total score:
-Live support chat: Treasure Mile has live chat support, 24/7. +1.
/Comment: However, they were slow, give basic, barely useful answers. And if you are not registered they outright refuse to help you.
Typical outsourced, shared service center customer support. Sadly, that’s industry standard nowadays./
–VIP, loyalty program: They have a very detailed, extensive loyalty program called the Lotus Player Club, and it has 4 tiers.
All of the casinos of this group are a part of it.
However, all you get from them are 30-40x wagering requirement casino bonuses, with strict playthrough requirements, which are designed to make it impossible for players to ever withdraw their winnings, -1point.
-Mobile compatibility: The casino is mobile compatible, most games work on mobile devices, the website is pretty user friendly.
You can tell the older games were not designed for such small screens originally. But that’s not the casino’s fault.
All the games are instant-play, accessible right from the browser, no download necessary (on mobile it is necessary, you have to download the app), everything is cross-platform and cross-browser compatible.
-Other reviews: Treasure Mile Casino has very few reviews, but the few out there are ranging from 1/10 to 6/10.
The 1/10 reviews claim that this is a scam site, and some people report that it takes them months to get their winnings, even if it’s as little as a $1000.
This is true.
My own experience with the company was actually even worse, and even after 50 emails over a period of 6 weeks, all I got was radio silence. And the money they owe me is still not on my bank account, and probably never will be.
They downright steal from people, -1 points.
And based on the other reviews and player complaints out there, they have been doing it for a while.
-Casino bonuses: Treasure Mile has bad bonuses, usually 40x wagering requirement (anything above 30x is considered a bad casino bonus).
The bonuses for returning players are the worst (for returning players the wagering requirement is usually 50x).
Total score: Treasure Mile gets 0/10, 0/5 stars, it’s a scam casino that is stealing money from their players and affiliate partners, avoid it, and stop playing at this gambling site as soon as possible.
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Last updated: 2021-08-02
Miscellaneous other info about the company, in case you need to contact them:
Official name: Ardway Limited, using the gaming license of its holding company Genesys Technology N.V.
Encryption: 128-bit SSL
Live Chat: 24/7
Head Office: DSLR Suite 413, Ftieh Street, Birkirkara Bypass, BKR2940 Birkirkara, Malta
Phone: no phone number, just email
Self Exclusion: Available
Email: [email protected] but use the contact form on the website instead, better, faster response
RTP Analysis: eCOGRA
Anti Money Laundering: ID-Check Required
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