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Gamblers from Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by managra, Feb 13, 2006.

    Feb 13, 2006
  1. managra

    managra Dormant account

    Occupation:
    finance
    Location:
    USA
    Since i have registered at quite a few casinos (mainly MG) these past 2-3 months the following annoys me a little: When asking in what country i reside, i have to scroll all the way down to the United States. And better be careful that i don't inadvertently hit US Outlying Minor Islands (or whatever they are called). Because that mistake would really mess things up when i want to withdraw to Neteller. And who's on top of the list? Yep, Afghanistan. Now, i ask you how many gamblers from Afghanistan do the casinos get? One? Five? Any at all?

    I understand these lists are in alphabetical order but still . . . why not put your biggest markets on top: United States and U.K. (whose residents also currently have to scroll to the lower strata of the country list). Seems so bureaucratic to persist in a rigorous alphabetical order when catering to your biggest markets would make more sense. There are quite a few pokerrooms that put the US first on the list (if i recall correctly) but i haven't seen this at any of the casinos i registered.

    This is not a major thing by no means, but it just would be a nice little touch to make things just a tad easier.
     
  2. Feb 13, 2006
  3. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    EXECUTIVE
    Location:
    SOMEWHERE IN ASIA
    I am not too sure but for about a third of the many casinos that I have registered in,they either have the USA at the very top or they are defaulted at USA for the place of residence. The scrolling at MG casinos is relatively quick (takes only a couple of seconds to reach USA). Wait till you try playtech. Scrolling down or up gives you bumps all the way.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2006
  5. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    California
    I get around the long scroll to the US by first typing a U in the country field - this takes you down to Uganda -- then it's just a little scroll to United States.

    You have to concede that other countries don't hold the US in the high esteem that we Americans do. Probably exactly how Americans feel about Afghanistan, et al.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2006
  7. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    Ha! This prompted me to check the geographics of this site. I've been running stats here since November 1998, and here are the visitor stats for some of the more obscure countries:

    Pakistan 44
    Syrian Arab Republic 15
    Kazakhstan 15
    Kyrgyzstan 5
    Uzbekistan 4
    Turkmenistan 2
    Iran, Islamic Republic of 2
    Uganda 1

    No Afghanistan. Boo hoo :(
     
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  8. Feb 13, 2006
  9. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    EXECUTIVE
    Location:
    SOMEWHERE IN ASIA

    Hey Bryan,

    Are these stats related to the number of visitors or only the number of visits which will be entirely different. I know it would be very tiresome but is it possible to have the stats for all the countires. Would make for quite interesting reading.
     
  10. Feb 13, 2006
  11. cheekymonkey

    cheekymonkey Ueber Meister

    Occupation:
    Loser
    Location:
    Back at my mums
    what about Russia Casinomeister - do you get lots of visitors from there then?
     
  12. Feb 13, 2006
  13. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    Yeah, a fair amount. They're inbetween Norway and South Africa.

    These are unique visitors - but on the main site, this does not include the forum which gets sometimes differing traffic. :D
     
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  14. Feb 13, 2006
  15. DarthVader

    DarthVader Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Actor, tap-dancing...
    Location:
    Trying to get a sun-tan on planet LV-426...
    Casinomeister




    What?!!!

    Am I the only forum member from that comes from the farthest reaches of the galaxy? I was certain that IG-88 was a forum member here. :what:


    Vader
     
  16. Feb 13, 2006
  17. -z-

    -z- Dormant account

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    usa
    I totally hate having to wait those extra seconds before I can start relaxing ;)

    -z-
     
  18. Feb 13, 2006
  19. managra

    managra Dormant account

    Occupation:
    finance
    Location:
    USA
    Thanks for the tip.

    I don't see why everything has to be viewed in political terms. Twice i mentioned that players from the US are probably the biggest market for most sites, with the exception perhaps of some UK sites.
     
  20. Feb 13, 2006
  21. managra

    managra Dormant account

    Occupation:
    finance
    Location:
    USA
    Interesting stats, CM. Thanks for posting these. Just curious, how many visitors from China have you gotten? China is a nation of gamblers, so presume quite a few if their Gov't isn't restricting their surfing.
     
  22. Feb 13, 2006
  23. loganberry

    loganberry Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Consultant
    Location:
    No more Heroes
    A Rose by any other name?

    LOL! The number of times I have almost become Ugandan ! :D

    However, one thing that really, really irritates me with MG is that when putting in the country as UK, it then wants to know what state you live in. State? STATE? :eek:

    I live in England - a small, but perfectly formed country! :p Not a state in sight.

    Poodle Blair may be doing his damndest, but he hasn't signed the UK up to be the 52nd state of anywhere just yet...
     
  24. Feb 16, 2006
  25. Aleksandr Lis

    Aleksandr Lis Webmaster webmeister

    Location:
    Ukraine
    And I don't like when US or UK is at the top. Because I also use "U key typing" method to scroll down to my country - Ukraine. And this doesn't work with the USA at the top ;)
     

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