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How are less-reputable casinos getting their "customers"?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Westland Bowl, Sep 6, 2006.

    Sep 6, 2006
  1. Westland Bowl

    Westland Bowl Tin Foil Hat Club Member CAG PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    not applicable
    Location:
    America
    The reputable online casinos usually advertise here on Casinomeister, Winner Online, and other casino websites. But among the thousands of other online casinos, how are they getting their customers? Search engines have restricted if not outright banned advertising or even presenting links to online casinos. Also, even with me showing an interest in online gambling, I don't really get that much spam email from online casinos I've never heard of.

    Perhaps the 2,000 to 3,000 estimated online casinos is an old figure from several years past and now it is less than 500 online casinos. I just don't see how the rest of the "non-reputable" online casinos can stay financially afloat just ripping off 10 or 20 players unless the players are rich AND stupid to continue to bet large amounts.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2006
  3. ergopro

    ergopro Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Webmaster
    Location:
    Gamblers Anonymous
    I'd say most people that gamble, don't even know that watchdog sites as this who help people in problems with online casinos exist.
    And unfortunately, some affiliates spam your mailbox with offers that sound tempting but in fact, are pure crap...
    Just my 2cents...
     
  4. Sep 6, 2006
  5. tencardcharlie

    tencardcharlie Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Bureaucrat
    Location:
    The playboy mansion.
    Spam e-mails, adware, less well known affiliates, random google searches etc. etc. Also keep in mind that many of the "different" casinos are in fact just different websites that lead to the same rogue casino.
     
  6. Sep 6, 2006
  7. lots0

    lots0 Banned User - troll posts - flaming PABnonaccred

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    What tencardcharlie said...

    and I know this may come as a shock to some, but google is not the only search engine in the world...

    As a matter of fact right now google is not even the "Best" search engine, they allow way too much spam in their listings.
     
  8. Sep 6, 2006
  9. silcnlayc

    silcnlayc Just one more spin pleez! CAG MM PABnonaccred PABaccred

    Occupation:
    IT Director of Operations
    Location:
    Left Hungary
    I have never used google as a search engine , just because I never liked thier setup. My favorite was ask jeeves which now is ask.com. I think that is THE BEST ever out there and beeen using it for years, and thats how I found this site ! :D :thumbsup:
     
  10. Sep 6, 2006
  11. awstick

    awstick Dormant account

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    US
    I haven't used ask.com in years, but I just checked it out and it looks like their layout now is an almost exact copy of google's.
     
  12. Sep 7, 2006
  13. SlotsWizard

    SlotsWizard Dormant account webmeister

    Occupation:
    I currently work for the Wizard of Odds
    Location:
    North of Antarctica
    Speaking of Google and Random, a couple weeks ago I did a search for kryption rng to find out more about that, but the first URL that comes up is: www.shitclub.net

    Clicking on it redirects you to: www.reno.net/casino

    I wonder what happened in that marketing meeting...

    :lolup:
     
  14. Sep 7, 2006
  15. AussieDave

    AussieDave Dodgy whacko backstabber

    Occupation:
    Gaming SEO Specialist & Casino Webmaster
    Location:
    Australia
    If I could find the thread I'd post it, but, CM passed a comment that is spot on here too.

    It's not just newbies who fill the pockets of these rogue outfits, it's seasoned gamblers who know they arew rogues but are lured by the high bonuses. Some people simply can't look past dropping $50 and getting $400 bucks bonus cash. They probably figure if they don't pay I've only lost $50 if they do then I'm ahead.

    I can't rightly say as I'm not one to chase bonuses, but, I'd say that's how these casino on the side of caution also obtain a cash flow.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2006
  17. SlotsWizard

    SlotsWizard Dormant account webmeister

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    North of Antarctica
    This is probably the most logical explanation. I'll take bonuses if they're worth it, but only up to a limit. Any place that offers a 1600% or 2000% bonus sure as hell isn't convincing me that they run a successful operation.

    I remember getting a spam email a couple months ago from Cirrus or Carnival or some other Crappy Cpays Casino who was offering a bonus of $666.

    Did they actually think that would be a good selling point? Have they lost their friggin minds?
     
  18. Sep 7, 2006
  19. AussieDave

    AussieDave Dodgy whacko backstabber

    Occupation:
    Gaming SEO Specialist & Casino Webmaster
    Location:
    Australia
    :lolup:

    I got that one also, that was pretty much my thoughts too.

    If you accepted that particual bonus, hidden deep within the the small print of the bonus terms, your soul became the property of the devil...
     
  20. Sep 7, 2006
  21. tencardcharlie

    tencardcharlie Dormant account

    Occupation:
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    Location:
    The playboy mansion.
    :lolup:

    "Please note that your soul is for WAGERING PURPOSES ONLY and will be returned to the casino upon cashout."

    So, that's what they call a "phantom bonus", huh?
     
  22. Sep 7, 2006
  23. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    Here's one way they get mugs to sign-up...
    Got this spam in my in-box at work today:-

    Click on it & get taken to a very impressive & professional looking casino launch page.... If you've never seen one before! (Below)

    I guess there's always a few suckers out there who will fall for it. :(
     
  24. Sep 7, 2006
  25. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

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    That's actually from the same group that was spamming for CP and now, CPays.
     
  26. Sep 7, 2006
  27. K777

    K777 Dormant account

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    Germany
    How to gain reputation

    The people still trust search engines like google, yahoo.. and PPCs like findwhat and more.
    When they search for "best online casino" and find on top: "999999.com - Play best online casino and get $999999 bonus", they think it's the best out of the 2000+ possible choices.
     
  28. Sep 7, 2006
  29. SlotsWizard

    SlotsWizard Dormant account webmeister

    Occupation:
    I currently work for the Wizard of Odds
    Location:
    North of Antarctica
    Too funny! :lolup:
     
  30. Sep 7, 2006
  31. Rettahs

    Rettahs Dormant account

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    Consultant
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    Saint Louis
    I think Trezz is right about the bonus offers that can lure in even a seasoned gambler. Although I do not consider myself a seasoned gambler, I do consider myself to be an "Aware" gambler since I have started reading this forum which has a wealth of information and personal experiences.

    With that said, even I give those emails I get from some of the casinos that offer the high bonus a second look even though I know that they have their own set of problems.

    The following is just a rant not related directly to this thread

    Case on point: Before I signed up for this forum and I was new to online gambling, I joined Cool Cat Casino made a small deposit, took a bonus and lost it within a few minutes. I didn't get mad, heck it was fun while it lasted and I left it at that. Then a few weeks ago I get a welcome back email since I had not deposited since the first time and it had a nice sized bonus plus a free chip for 30 dollars.

    I really need to thank them though for at least offering the free chip with the other offer because I may have accepted the bonus instead of just deciding to go on and play out the free chip. I signed on, redeemed the free chip, get crazy lucky and sit there and play it up to $215 knowing that it was useless to keep playing it since they limit the cashout of a free chip to either 1X or 2X the value (hard to tell which limit is set on this free chip because of the way their terms are written) So I decide to cash it out and I need to thank them again for having a wacked cashout policy or I know I would have deposited again to accept the other offer and I know I would have ended up giving them back the money but since I had a withdrawal request pending I could not deposit again to accept the other bonus.

    I even went so far as to contact the CS there and asked how I could deposit and keep playing and they told me I would have to wait for the free chip payout to go through then I could deposit and continue to play. Needless to say that was last month on the 23rd and the withdrawal request is still pending 16 days later.

    End of Rant lol :).
     

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