February 2018 saw 2WinPower, a supplier of pirated gaming software, return once more to try and squeeze out more money out of unsuspecting players. After they've been exposed by LCB, and then forced to shut their website and business down by both LCB and Aristocrat Gaming, we hoped they won't be back - at least for the time being. But, as it always goes with such criminal groups, they never stray too far away from their prey. 2WinPower is back and, not surprisingly, they act as if nothing bad had ever happened.
2WinPower Fake Slots Launched from a New Illegal Source
The infamous piracy trade has recently reemerged on a new domain: 2wpower.com, the previous one closed in August 2017. As expected, their entire offering once again consists of fake versions of Novomatic, Net Entertainment, Realtime Gaming, EGT and Aristocrat video slots. Upon witnessing such perseverance to keep afloat in the iGaming business, we have to conclude their pirated products generated quite an income. Certainly, they seem convinced plagiarism pays off, or otherwise, we would have been blissfully free of their influence on the online market by now.
It is concerning that other online gaming companies and operators, knowing 2WinPower deals in illegal, unlicensed software, still collaborate with them and purchase their products just because they can pay less than what the genuine games would cost. Furthermore, neither relevant authorities nor the majority of original providers do not seem able to fight these illegal networks in any significant way. That is why players themselves must remain vigilant, watch out for any sign of pirated slots, and spread the word so that fellow gamblers can stay safe as well.
Gamers Should Keep Up with LCB Rogue Reports
2WinPower was first busted in 2016, when the LCB investigative team came across their faker turnkey games at two shady casinos: BetsTower and BetMaxValue. Soon, more evidence emerged of the company's connections with Desoft Gaming and several more rogue gaming sites such as Burnbet Casino. Their alleged representatives have since sent death threats to LCB staff. Fortunately, no harm came to the team or the portal itself, which still showcases rogue reports on these fraudulent groups, for everyone to read and be warned.
Now that 2WinPower is back, players have to be more careful than ever and stay tuned to LCB warning reports for any sign of more casinos offering their fake video slots.