Cyber-Attack Temporarily Shuts Down Online Casinos

Cyberattack Threatens Online Casinos

Commission Kings has been undergoing an aggressive cyberattack that began on Friday, October 16. They own and operate BetOnline, Wild Casino,, Super Slots, and a couple of other top US online casinos.

Over the weekend, players could not access the websites, log in to accounts, or verify wagers and bank balances. The sites are currently live for most services and are expected to be fully functional soon. 

News Highlights

  • Commission Kings’ brands suffered a cyberattack on October 16, 2020.
  • The developer team worked on the issues as quickly as possible during the weekend.
  • All of the casino sites, including BetOnline, are currently back live.

The Attack and What it Means for Your Account

The attack seems to be one of many around the web from hackers trying to overload the servers and temporarily cripple the websites. Their goal is to ask for a ransom once users like you can no longer use the site’s features.

Your Personal Data, Pending Wagers, and Bankroll are Safe

In a statement made by BetOnline through Twitter on Saturday, the company confirmed:

  1. All player balances and funds are 100% safe and secure. 
  2. All pending wagers are still valid.

With over 20 years in the online gambling business, there are security measures to ensure your personal information and account balance remains safe. For example, financial numbers and pending wagers get stored in offline servers. 

Company Responses and Updates for Players

Commission Kings has been keeping players updated regularly even when there is nothing new to report. They have also been responding to frequently asked questions regarding the attack. On Sunday, BetOnline tweeted:

An End in Sight with the Best Possible Outcome

This incident should serve as a learning lesson on the importance of playing at safe and legit online casinos. Always make sure to research the casino site before signing up and making a real money deposit.

Commission Kings’ websites have hundreds of thousands of daily visitors, and of course, they all want a resolution. The team has been working around the clock for the last 72+ hours to get everything back up and running smoothly. Luckily, it seems like the end of the chaos is near. We’re assuming there will be a few more updates from the company before this attack is fully resolved. 

When writing this article, players have access to BetOnline, Wild Casino, Super Slots, and You can log in and may even see some of your weekend winning bets already cleared.

About the Author
Jacob O'Leary

Jacob O'Leary - Reviewer / Editor

I’m a confident low-roller but I’ve always had some Luck-o-the-Irish. When I’m not hiking or kayaking, I try to keep up to date on the latest online casino tech and mobile casino games.