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Casino Affiliation

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by rtmlam, Jun 3, 2006.

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As a forum member are you only a player or in some way affiliated with a casino ?

Poll closed Jun 18, 2006.
  1. Player only, no affiliation with casino

    52 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. Not player, some type of affiliation with casino

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Both, player and affiliation with casino

    26 vote(s)
    33.3%
    Jun 3, 2006
  1. rtmlam

    rtmlam Full Member

    Occupation:
    Manager
    Location:
    Florida
    I would really appreciate any participation in this poll and feedback with regards to the breakdown of this forums members that are regular posters. I am just curious how many members are players only or have some type of affiliate relationship with one or more casino groups. I know there are many casino reps that monitor and reply to issues here but they would not apply. Not saying there is any problem with being affiliated with the casino groups, just the opposite, most instances give the regular players some advocates, but I would like to know how this forum breaks down. The poll is anonymous of course, but feedback or comments would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    rtmlam
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2006
    2 people like this.
  2. Jun 3, 2006
  3. johnsteed

    johnsteed Ueber Meister

    Occupation:
    N/A
    Location:
    N/A
    ***


    Great idea for a poll "rtmlam."


    I've also been curious about that very question for some time now. :)


    Steed

    ***
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. Jun 3, 2006
  5. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    Player for 5.5 years, affiliate for 9.5 weeks!
    (It's not all it's cracked up to be! :()
     
    1 person likes this.
  6. Jun 3, 2006
  7. Pinababy69

    Pinababy69 RIP Lisa

    Occupation:
    Crusader
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario - Canada
    What KK, you haven't made your first million yet? Tsk, tsk.....

    I debated posting in this thread, because I don't ever want to be accused of being biased. I'm a player first and foremost, for over four years.

    I am also an affiliate, but of a very few select casinos, and I mean a very few. I would only promote casinos that I personally have 100% confidence in, and that I also have some form of relationship with...enough of a relationship that should a player have a problem, then at least I have an avenue of recourse for them. Without having to send them here to get it resolved.

    I would have no qualms about dropping and/or exposing a casino that had shady business practices or screwed legitimate players over, affiliate or not. That being said, I think the most important lesson that I have picked up here at Casinomeister since I've been a regular, is that for every evil casino, there is at least one or more evil players. Things are not always cut and dried, and just because you see a complaint posted about a casino, does not always mean they are in the wrong. You wouldn't believe some of the levels that players will stoop to, just as nasty as any casino. So keep in mind that you can't always take everything you read at face value, there may be more to a story. And a casino is held to a higher standard than a player when it comes to posting sensitive information, so you may not ever get the WHOLE story. I really can't stress that enough.

    Okay, rant over.......well, ya asked, didn't ya? ;)
     
    2 people like this.
  8. Jun 3, 2006
  9. cheekymonkey

    cheekymonkey Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Loser
    Location:
    Back at my mums
    Nice thread!

    I am a mug punter only.

    But, I might become an affiliate. I have just started to design my own website. I have been reading HTML Complete before I go to bed every night to see if I can actually do this - lol. I do find it quite boring, but have already designed an off-line web page. It's very early days for me though.

    I have absolutely no idea how much affiliates make, but I do read the affiliate's T&C's on most casino websites and it appears like they make something in the region of 30% of a player's revenue + sign up bonuses? Seems pretty good to me.

    :)
     
  10. Jun 3, 2006
  11. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    I'm both. I started as a player around 3 years ago, decided I was spending too much and set up Oggs purely to try and offset some of the cost :D It's actually great fun, plus it turned out to be a great idea, but mainly because I'm a geek and I love just trying out new programming stuff and technologies, although I enjoy the research side too.

    Affiliating is very competitive and it's a definate advantage if you have a technical background for sure. I think it's imperative that an affiliate is a player personally as you can only really know this game by playing it. When I look at what I know now compared to when I started I'm not surprised I made bog-all for 6 months - lol.

    Affiliates have to be prepared to be loathed by some players - lol. Human nature really, I was the same when I started playing. But sites like Ted's ex-G2B and in particular the Meister convinced me that sites run by players could be really valuable. It's refreshing to see some honesty on reviews sites these days rather than all the standard promo junk and you can spot a player's site miles away. If I'm using affilaite sites to get new casinos to research, I usually go straight to sites run by the long-standing posters on this board 'cos I know they generally won't be promoting crap.

    Anyway - it is an incredibly competitive business, but I'd be more than happy to help any regular players here who are considering it. I was thinking about writing up a "help guide" actually for a new casino knowledgebase I'm creating. I don't want to just start helping out every Tom Dick & Harry who sees it as a fast buck (it's definately not that), but if there are any long-standing players here who say have 500+ posts on Meister, by all means shout and I'll try and knock something up for you over the next couple of weeks.

    I'd much rather see experienced players sharing their knowledge and benefitting from it than fly-by-nights. Also I think sites run by players are valuable resources for others getting into online casinos rather than the standard glossy review fodder churned out at a lot of places.

    Just shout.

    Cheers

    Simmo!
     
    6 people like this.
  12. Jun 3, 2006
  13. liquidsoap

    liquidsoap Dormant account

    Occupation:
    my self
    Location:
    home
    I am a player and kind of an affiliate, Ive tried being a webmaster. Its not all what its cracked up to be, it takes some real patience, and time. Meister, Simmo, Spear, Webzacs and all the other affiliates :notworthy for doing such a great job. You put alot of time in it! :thumbsup: I bet it pays off
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2006
  14. Jun 4, 2006
  15. paul02085

    paul02085 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Fishing :)
    Location:
    USA
    Player only here.
     
  16. Jun 4, 2006
  17. CasinoForumu

    CasinoForumu Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Manager
    Location:
    Bursa
    I am a player for 5 years and affiliate for two years.

    I was owner of first,biggest and only Turkish casino forum with over 6,000 members. (Xwww.casinoforumu.com)

    But 3-4 moths ago,goverment banned online gambling and online gambling advertising.I had to close my forum and turned my website to English.
     
    1 person likes this.
  18. Jun 4, 2006
  19. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    What effect has that had. Has everyone stopped gambling or do people still do it?
     
  20. Jun 4, 2006
  21. nektar4d

    nektar4d Dormant account

    Occupation:
    sales
    Location:
    European Union
    Interesting

    because Turkey is supposed to be entering the European Union and thus becoming more democratic...
    I guess people will use the english-speaking websites more and more
     
  22. Jun 4, 2006
  23. CasinoForumu

    CasinoForumu Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Manager
    Location:
    Bursa
    Of course players who were gambling at past,continue to gambling.

    But I think the number of potential players decreased.Because most of Turkish players start to gambling after see-ing casino ads on big portals.Now there is no ads in these big portals.

    And most pf people dont think that it is about entering the European Union.Goverment opened its own online betting site but they didnt have much customers(because betting ratios are very low),they aware that most of bettors continue to bet on other sportbooks.So they wanted to close them,and they banned casino and poker sites,too.
     
  24. Jun 5, 2006
  25. MissDevil

    MissDevil Dormant account

    Occupation:
    gamblingdevil
    Location:
    Aust

    mug punter ...lol
     
  26. Jun 5, 2006
  27. Dewberry

    Dewberry Dormant account PABaccred

    Occupation:
    Part retired, part sales
    Location:
    Vancouver Island
    Player only
     
  28. Jun 6, 2006
  29. caruso

    caruso Banned User - repetitive violations of 1.6 - troll

    Occupation:
    Casino apologist
    Location:
    England
    :lolup::lolup:
     
  30. Jun 6, 2006
  31. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service
    Location:
    Earth
    Why the mirth, Caruso?
     
  32. Jun 6, 2006
  33. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    1 person likes this.
  34. Jun 13, 2006
  35. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England

    For those that PM'ed me:

    You must register/login in order to see the link.

    Cheers

    Simmo!
     
  36. Jun 13, 2006
  37. Vesuvio

    Vesuvio Dormant account

    Location:
    UK
    Cheers, Simmo! It's always good to have an insight into the dark side :D
     
  38. Jun 14, 2006
  39. BonusJonas

    BonusJonas Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Web Monkey
    Location:
    NZ
    all of the above
     

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