GoneGambling Relaunch!!

Casinomeister

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Finally, after months of hard work,
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has finally been brought into the 21st century. This is from Infopowa news :D


CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP GIVES
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A NEW LEASE OF LIFE


Bryan Bailey's acquisition of popular portal has resulted in an extensive revamp and new management

Earlier this year Bryan Bailey, owner of the information portal Casinomeister.com, announced the acquisition of the formerly Australian-owned portal GoneGambling.com, promising a new look and fresh attractions. Players will have an opportunity to see how successful he and his team have been in achieving this when the website launched Sunday night.

Founded 12 years ago by Aussie entrepreneur John Abbott, the site probably reached its peak pre-UIGEA, serving up a quirky mix of fun, information and games for its members and attracting industry advertisements and a significant following of players.

That sense of quirkiness and fun will be retained, with the new site describing the experience as: "A virtual 'amusement park' for online gamblers, filled with games and excitement. Add to this the feeling of a 'small town,' where everybody knows everybody. The icing on the GoneGambling cake would be all of the online casino bonuses you can earn and win!

"We don't take ourselves too seriously, but I'm guessing the Onions may have already hinted at that!"

The reference to onions is the unusual and comical central theme that distinguished GG from its rivals, and is used in website design, promos and games.

With the advent of the UIGEA and the change of industry marketing emphasis to affiliate methods, business became tighter, and family illness and other complications slowed the action down and ultimately persuaded Abbott to sell the enterprise to Bailey.

Buoyed by his success at Casinomeister, and a commitment from Debbee Silverman (known to GG fans as 'greedy girl') to manage the site, Bailey clinched the deal, embarking on an extensive review and revamp of the website, assisted by in-house staffers with the necessary technical and creative skills.

Silverman was no stranger to the company, having worked for Abbott in a marketing capacity for some years in the past, and she has thrown herself into the rebuild and revitalisation program with enthusiasm, says Bailey.

In addition to the vibrant new and more logically constructed website, Bailey's team has expanded the facilities to better embrace modern social networking facilities like Twitter and Facebook, taking the site's traditional 'community' emphasis to new levels. Members can create their own profile for other members to see, and invite other members into their own ‘home,’ and their own 'Wall' or personal forum.

Facilities include member profiles and personalised GG onion avatars, private messaging services through 'GoneGambling Mail' and community pages that include a completely revamped single forum that is easier and more efficient to use and navigate.

The chatroom has also been cleaned up, with pop-up chat removed, and everything on the same page, with Emotic-Onions for members to show their feelings in both forum and chat room.

Each week, Souper Onion will select a game to feature, giving members a greater opportunity to win site rewards, and Bailey's considerable experience in the good and the bad in the online casino space will be felt in site recommendations and the quality of the site sponsors, resulting in better deals for GG members.

Other enhancements will embrace:

* GoneGambling Auctions return, albeit with a few minor changes.

* Who’s Winning - keeping members up to date with how other members are faring on GoneGambling points and casino bonuses.

* Crazy Deals - member notifications on regular and positive deals.

* The Onion Races - not only are the Onion Races back, but they have a brand new look.

* Team Tournament Games - plucked straight from TAG City, now with an Onioney feel.

* The Daily Scoop - giving members the low-down on how much casino bonus money has been won, biggest GG jackpots and upcoming events.

"This is only the beginning of great things to come at GoneGambling," said Silverman this week.



"Half of the fun of the newly re-launched GoneGambling site will be clicking here and there and finding new things...and there will be plenty of them ahead as our new approach evolves."
 

Christoff

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Nice looking site - I tried to sign up but it wouldn't let me for some reason.

Get's stuck when I click on 'Sign Up'.
 

greedygirl

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Thanks for pointing out the registration page--we'll get on to fixing this, straight away. I'm sure you can imagine that when re-building a huge site like GoneGambling, there's bound to be a few bits that need fixing up.

And Webzcas--you've always been an Onion in our eyes! :p
 

Dave

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Congrats on the relaunch, guys -- the site looks great. I've always enjoyed the onion animations at the top. The latest "story" doesn't disappoint. :thumbsup:
 

greedygirl

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Just to let everyone know, we've sorted out the bugs on the registration page--thanks for the heads-up on it.

Nifty--it's freaking about time you came back!

Micki--thank you and we should probably catch up one of these days soon!
 

kmartinusa

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Congratulations to Bryan and Deb! Its been a lot of years since I've ventured over to GG...I'm happy to see that the site is still around and it's especially cool to see Greedygirl in the saddle.

I always enjoyed the sense of community and especially the comfort knowing that when I played with casinos who were affiliated with GG that I would be given a fair shake.

The same can be said today about Casinomeister, but I did get my start at GG. The one time in my online playing career (began in 1995) that I was close to being jerked around by an online casino, I was fortunate that I had limited my signups with those affiliated with GG. When the situation had developed to the point that I needed help, Greedygirl was right there and helped me to resolve it quickly.

It is great to know that there are good people out there who take the time to form relationships with the folks who run the casinos. Although there are likely many others today, GG and Casinomeister have been the only two places online that I have trusted to make decisions as to where I'll deposit my hard earned money. GG always had the added benefit of being a fun place to go.

Great to see this development for you, Debbie. I'm truly happy for you. John's quirky personality I'm sure will be missed, but this is a natural fit and a great new chapter for the site and for you.

Kevin
 

Casinomeister

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Thanks all for the support - it's only going to get better. :thumbsup:
 
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