1. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies .This website or its third-party tools use cookies, which are necessary to its functioning and required to achieve the purposes illustrated in the cookie policy.Find out more.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Follow Casinomeister on Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Casinomeister.us US Residents Click here! |  Svenska Svenska | 
Dismiss Notice
REGISTER NOW!! Why? Because you can't do diddly squat without having been registered!

At the moment you have limited access to view most discussions: you can't make contact with thousands of fellow players, affiliates, casino reps, and all sorts of other riff-raff.

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join Casinomeister here!

facebook

Discussion in 'Casino Industry Discussion' started by rockycatt, May 18, 2012.

    May 18, 2012
  1. rockycatt

    rockycatt meistercatt CAG MM

    Occupation:
    carpenter
    Location:
    Boston
    will face book become the world wide super affiliate ??
     
  2. May 18, 2012
  3. conker

    conker CM Advisory Group admin - Meister Minions Manager CAG MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    Marketer
    Location:
    UK
    I think they are more interested in handling the money, as they take a 30% cut (like apple) on products and services used through their site. There is a good chance they will look at affiliate revenue streams, but I think they look at themselves as being the operator and others as the affiliates.

    Just as an aside, Google are delving more and more into affiliate stuff - some would say monopolising their own search in high value products like credit and loans.
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. May 18, 2012
  5. jstrike

    jstrike Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Programmer & Designer
    Location:
    Europe
    I think with that kind of expected margin, they could still run the world's most successful poker site, given their volume. But I think they'd have to buy Zynga and run it themselves, because AFAIK Zynga barely breaks even now, and once you get through that whole regulatory jungle and the need to rake competitively against existing poker sites, there's not much room for Facebook to take a 30% cut. I doubt they've got any interest in doing that.

    I also happen to think their IPO is overblown BS, and that acquiring Zynga would be a popular but extremely bad move after they go public. But I'm so anti-facebook, maybe I'm just blinded by how much I hate them.
     
    2 people like this.
  6. May 19, 2012
  7. Silencio

    Silencio Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Webmaster
    Location:
    Netherlands
    I think their whole site is overblown BS, but probably so do you ..
    So many social networks out there.. But they got to be the biggest one, kinda like windows really.. in most aspects.

    This week I got a friend request from an aunt of uncle of mine, couple weeks back my parents (aged 60-70) were asking me how to get on it. So, give it a couple more years, and it's mainly used by old people to gather information to gossip about on birthday parties, and a I don't want to spend money on a card or tell them in person, happy birthday wish site :D
     
  8. May 19, 2012
  9. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

    Occupation:
    Doing everyone else's job.
    Location:
    Canada
    I have a Facebook account but I don't use it. I opened it years ago, took a look around and never went back. I still get friend requests sent to me in my email. I'm sure I can turn that off some how but they don't come often enough for me to bother.

    What I really find strange is the friend suggestions. I've been around the block a few times and I've never seen anywhere else on the planet where it is suggested that you become friends with someone. Imagine someone called you on the phone and said "Hey! There's someone that lives in the same city as you who's great aunt is a friend of someone who is related to your second cousin through marriage. You should interact with this person. Don't worry, we've already contacted him."

    This is how Facebook became the only place you'll find people with 13 thousand friends but haven't left the house in 4 years. And the friend requests from people you used to know when you graduated high school is a good way to remind you why you stopped talking to these people 23 years ago. "You have a friend request from Bob. You remember Bob... The fat guy in high school who smelled like onions and dried his hands after using the urinal but never actually washed them. Now's your chance to ask him why they were wet."

    You also get to reminisce with the entire rest of the planet while looking at all those public photos of you that you thought you'd burned all the copies of in 1987 or some you didn't even know existed. "I'm in that photo? Which one am I? Oh, the one on his knees with the Grateful Dead t-shirt on. Are you sure, it's me? His whole head is in the toilet."

    I can certainly see why this site is so popular but I don't need a computer for any of this. If I want to meet people I can just go sit on a park bench. I'll just wake the guy up with one shoe and one boot on and show him photos of my brother's wedding.
     
    6 people like this.
  10. May 19, 2012
  11. harrys99

    harrys99 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Bar Business/Office Management
    Location:
    Wherever I Want
    Ha ha-LOVE your post. I have an account also, but rarely get on. I actually loathe the concept of it and in a lot ways find it to be most unhealthy.
     
    1 person likes this.
  12. May 19, 2012
  13. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG MM

    Occupation:
    Breathing
    Location:
    Sweden
    For me it is what I want it to be and nothing else.
    It's a lot of both good and bad things about facebook, but for me it has in many ways also been a lifesavier.
    When I was sick it was almost the only connection I had with friends since I could hardly breath or talk.
    I could read and follow their lives even if I didn't share mine with everyone.

    For many lonely and sick people it's a great way of communication so please don't make fun of us who actually use it.
    You might not mean to do that but sometimes it feels like that;)

    But this was about facebook as an affiliate so as usual this was a little derail:)
     
    3 people like this.
  14. May 19, 2012
  15. BingoT

    BingoT Nurses love to give shots webmeister

    Occupation:
    Nursing & Run Bus Trips
    Location:
    Hartford,Ct
    Next time you go to FB check this new one out under Life Event & to Health & Wellness & be an Organ Donor.
    Someone told me this was new.
    Give the best of yourself to Donate Life & also give blood every 120 days.
    It just might be someone you know that you have saved.
    I only use FB to check on the kids & at times say hello to some friends & family.
    If I am on it 5 mins a day that's good for me.
     
  16. May 19, 2012
  17. dandan

    dandan Seven day suspension for being a PITA webby PABinit

    Occupation:
    retail
    Location:
    bris-vegas
    Me here... not making fun... but tis amazing how many ppl are so addicted to it! It's almost like an affirmation... how many friends you have on fb

    I use it as a tool to contact loved ones... and yeh am looking at the marketing aspect too.

    I do see the good side of it. Tho I dont understand twitter at all
     
  18. May 19, 2012
  19. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

    Occupation:
    Doing everyone else's job.
    Location:
    Canada
    My mother uses Facebook. Maybe you're one of the unfreaky ones like her. :p

    But then she's the only person I know who can spend 122 minutes telling you about her 15 minute trip to the store. I would actually have been faster if she'd video taped it but there would be far less detail.
     
  20. May 19, 2012
  21. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG MM

    Occupation:
    Breathing
    Location:
    Sweden
    I believe I'm unfreaky (whatever that is):D
    But I do not talk details, there I'm different from many girls. No shittalk please:rolleyes:
     
  22. May 19, 2012
  23. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

    Occupation:
    Pencil Pusher
    Location:
    Up$hitCreek
    I still find the Facebook concept rather creepy even after all these years. My disabled Auntie loves it and wonders why I don't have an account.

    Twitter (to me) is like walking out into my front yard and yelling at the top of my lungs, "Tried a new creamer in my coffee. Wonderful!" and going back inside.

    As to the affiliate thing and Facebook. I have to admit, I still don't understand the 'affiliate' concept at all -- even in online casinos as they currently exist.

    However, I am extremely concerned about kids/young people exposed to 'free gambling' on Facebook. From what I've read, points or something can be purchased to play with on Facebook? So what's free? And isn't that gambling?
     
    3 people like this.
  24. May 19, 2012
  25. harrys99

    harrys99 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Bar Business/Office Management
    Location:
    Wherever I Want

    LOL....no doubt. Thanks for my morning laugh. We could start a whole thread about the wonders of the "twitterverse":p
     
  26. May 19, 2012
  27. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

    Occupation:
    Doing everyone else's job.
    Location:
    Canada
    Free gambling. Kind of like "You get $500 free! All you have to do is deposit 20 and you can keep 50 of it if you can wager it 30 times."
     
  28. May 19, 2012
  29. dandan

    dandan Seven day suspension for being a PITA webby PABinit

    Occupation:
    retail
    Location:
    bris-vegas
    Mousey am I missing something? You are on a gambling related forum but questioning gambling related fb?
     
  30. May 19, 2012
  31. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

    Occupation:
    Pencil Pusher
    Location:
    Up$hitCreek
    The daughter of a co-worker was hanging around the office one day, waiting for her Mom to come pick her up. The girl was 15. She asked if she could check her facebook. I told her yes, use the boss's computer. I looked over her shoulder while she was poking around in there, and there were flashing ads for slots and poker among other things - probably as she was checking friends' pages. She said there were lots of games (besides Farmville) to play at Facebook.

    I don't like the idea of kids being 'encouraged' or being 'groomed' to gamble.
     
    1 person likes this.
  32. May 19, 2012
  33. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG MM

    Occupation:
    Breathing
    Location:
    Sweden
    In a way you are absolutely right Mousey. Then I start thinking about what kind of games I played as a child. It was a lot of cardgames, sometimes with money. It was Monopoly and a lot of other games about money.
    The kids learns how to play those games now too. Even in kindergarden they learn how to play bingo as a way of learning numbers:p
    There are games in school and you can fake start your own business, buying stocks and options. We live in that kind of world, and facebook is just following it.

    As with everything else some will get stuck and some will not. I can just pass on to my child what I think of it, but she has to make her own decisions. Hopefully she will not become a gambler.;)
     
    1 person likes this.
  34. May 19, 2012
  35. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

    Occupation:
    Pencil Pusher
    Location:
    Up$hitCreek
    I agree. I learned to play poker and blackjack with my granny and grandpa. We used pinto beans as 'chips'. LOL I had my first cig when I was 12, (didn't take up the habit till I was 26 or 27, tho). And my first beer at 15 on my parents' front porch when we were having a BBQ. I live in the south, what can I say. Cold beer in summertime is merely a beverage. LOL

    The problem is that this Facebook gambling exposure is generally unsupervised. While we or Facebook may not be responsible for everyone's children, there should be some sort of due diligence to keep kids out of the Facebook gambling arena (free or not) until they are of age.
     
    2 people like this.
  36. May 19, 2012
  37. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG MM

    Occupation:
    Breathing
    Location:
    Sweden
    I don't think kids need to go to Facebook to find those kind of games. They are probably all over the web wherever they travels.
    Then I'm more concerned or worried about those other games that are social and addictive to all ages, but were especially young kids get stuck hard.
    Games like many of you are playing, like WoW for example.
    But luckily this was about Facebook and affiliates:D
     
  38. May 19, 2012
  39. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

    Occupation:
    Pencil Pusher
    Location:
    Up$hitCreek
    One good thing about it, if young folks are online (doing whatever) that's less time to go out and rob liquor stores and hack copper off A/C units. LOL

    As to affiliates and facebook gambling... I have no clue as to how that would work. As I see FB now, the user is the 'product'.
     

Share This Page