How long are you in online casinos? When did your first win?

alvin

Banned User - dodgy account
Joined
Feb 8, 2017
Location
casino
Hello everyone:) I started playing in online casinos not so long ago and what about you? How long you've been playing? Did it take long to win for the first time?
 

English Begbie

Bounced email
Joined
Sep 22, 2016
Location
Portsmouth
Well, define "win". Started this lark in 2014 and had bt biggest hit in 2016 which was one of the lower jackpots on a Playtech Hulk/Spiderman slot (I forget which!) which bought me about £2300.

Edit - Just to say this was on a 50p stake during autoplay!
 

RichyJ75

Has been a very naughty boy ...
PABnonaccred
Joined
Apr 3, 2015
Location
Kent
Used to play Black Jack at Ladbrokes once every 6 months many years ago. Then about 6 years ago I joined up with Virgin Games, took a SUB from a £50 deposit, won about £1,200 and tried to withdraw, but being a newbie I didn't take note of WR and couldn't complete the withdrawal. I then proceeded to carry on playing and lost it all!

Cheesed off with that, I joined up with a couple of other casinos and discovered the Playtech Marvel slots and got hooked on the progressives - quickly winning on the progressives and that got me playing a bit more regular.
 

Jono777

Ueber Meister
CAG
mm1
mm4
Joined
May 13, 2014
Location
Wolverhampton
Hi and Welcome

Started out in 2003.

First casino was "The People Casino" (Games Xtra) Long since closed down

First games were Cleopatra and Monopoly Here and Now. First withdrawal was IIRC 3rd or 4th £20 deposit took out £400, panicked for 3 days and then never looked back :p
 

philderby1

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2012
Location
derby
Good question

Probably was at ladbrokes playing thunderstruck2 in maybe 2006?

it was somewhere around then
 

goatwack

Get dunked, big buns!
Joined
Aug 29, 2012
Location
Londonia
Well yes like others here I too won what I believed to be 'easy money' about five years ago when I had inadvertently stumbled upon some colourful slot games online. I believe I had probably started 'gambling' by dabbling in online Blackjack at Sky Vegas because I thought being an ex dealer that I could utilize my skillz.

I even remember distinctly feeling guilty because I'd made several £5 deposits after losing, little realizing that online AI play is rigged to high heaven :p

So for some light relief I tried out some slot games, no idea what was going on, and it proved to be a tad more expensive than a pixxelated card game to boot. Alas, I ended up winning crazy amounts like £34 on bonus rounds :eek: and thought 'this is the way forward' :oops:

My first cashout back then would have been in the £20-40 range for sure, and I felt rather chuffed :cool:
 

maxd

Complaints (PAB) Manager
Staff member
Joined
Jan 20, 2004
Location
Saltirelandia
Well, thread title said "in online casinos" so what the hell:
  • started working with WinnerOnline (aka WOL) in October 1998 as a content writer.
  • by 2001 I was WOL's forum manager and Senior Content Writer. Before I was done I'd written 3000+ articles and well over a million words.
  • as an aside check out this blast from the past, the most popular article I ever wrote (c. 2001): Link Outdated / Removed. (WOL has since turned into a pumpkin, hence the non-WOL link)
  • on a chilly November morning in 2007 I was given my walking papers as WOL wasn't doing so well and no longer "required" my services.
  • by the afternoon of that chilly November day I'd signed on with Bryan here at Casinomeister and started working as the PAB guy on 1st December.
  • and here we are! Almost a decade on the job here at CM, almost 20 years since the early WOL days. Lots has changed -- and changed again, and again! -- but the Complaints Manager gig continues. :D
 

BrianGhattas

Where's My Handpay?!?
Joined
Mar 8, 2016
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
I started playing online in 2000-01. I would play at a number of Microgaming casinos, back when they were the only game in town. Had some decent wins at King Solomon's Casino, where I had to play in U.S. funds. They sent me cheques in the mail and they went through.

I didn't start playing in earnest until January 2015 when PlayOLG.ca opened up shop and it was October 2015 when I started playing on European casinos.
 

jimbler

Newbie member
Joined
Feb 4, 2006
Location
Surfing
Just did a search in my Gmail account for "casino" to see what were the first few sites I registered with.

Came up with Cool Cat Casino, Casino Grand Bay, Lake Palace Casino in November '04.

I don't remember any of them, and I wouldn't be surprised if they were all rogues because I had no idea what I was doing back then. :)
 

Bulzaih

Full Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2016
Location
Malta
Welcome to CM!

I myself started playing at the end of 2014, first win was early 2015!

Few things led to another, and now I am working for one here in lovely Malta! :thumbsup:
 

alvin

Banned User - dodgy account
Joined
Feb 8, 2017
Location
casino
Well, thread title said "in online casinos" so what the hell:
  • started working with WinnerOnline (aka WOL) in October 1998 as a content writer.
  • by 2001 I was WOL's forum manager and Senior Content Writer. Before I was done I'd written 3000+ articles and well over a million words.
  • as an aside check out this blast from the past, the most popular article I ever wrote (c. 2001): Link Outdated / Removed. (WOL has since turned into a pumpkin, hence the non-WOL link)
  • on a chilly November morning in 2007 I was given my walking papers as WOL wasn't doing so well and no longer "required" my services.
  • by the afternoon of that chilly November day I'd signed on with Bryan here at Casinomeister and started working as the PAB guy on 1st December.
  • and here we are! Almost a decade on the job here at CM, almost 20 years since the early WOL days. Lots has changed -- and changed again, and again! -- but the Complaints Manager gig continues. :D

I sometimes write articles too. Unfortunately, there are no so many of them, especially comparing with the number of yours.
 

Valhalla

The Professional
Joined
Jan 17, 2014
Location
Northern Ireland
I used to play in a local B&M casino (small time), almost exclusively video poker. It was right next door to a Ladbrokes bookies - a few lads in the casino were talking about playing poker online and the convenience of collecting their winnings directly from the shop.
So I signed up to Ladbrokes and tried out poker but it wasn't for me - I have Adult ADD and can't concentrate for long periods, I go on tilt easily and give up. I opened up the Ladbrokes casino from their poker client and found Alaskan Fishing, won something like £300 almost immediately and that was me hooked on Video Slots. That was around 2007 if I remember correctly.

God I miss the old Ladbrokes. They stole it from us. Bastards :(
 

sapit222

Ueber Meister
PABaccred
MM
Joined
Nov 7, 2012
Location
Sweden
I did a search for casinos in my old email add i used before.

The earliest i could find was from 2008 (a long time before i found CM), so i guess it must have been around that time i started with online casinos. :cool:

However, i mostly found names that i dont remember playing at.. :what:

Here is the list after i checked up a bit on Google:

Aladdins gold (Corrales group)
Banana gold (Closed)
Belle rock (?)
Betonbet casino (Closed)
Blue square casino (Closed)
Carnaval Casino (?)
Casino fantasy (Closed)
Casino splendido (Online)
Cirrus casino (Closed)
Class1 casino (Closed)
Cleaopatras palace (Closed)
Games xtra (Partycasino ate them up?) Was 1 of my fav casinos before
Gocasino (Closed)
Golden tiger (Casino Rewards)
Goldvip casino (Blacklisted bad guys)
Jackpotcity (The Palace Group)
Joyland (Closed)
Ladbrokes (Online) I still play there
Lucky nugget (The Palace Group)
Mummys gold (The Palace Group)
Partycasino (Online) Played there a lot before
Phoenician casino (Casino Rewards)
Planet 7 (Crystal Palace Group bad guys)
Platinum play (Fortune Lounge group)
Playboygaming (?)
Playgate (?)
Prestige casino (Closed)
River belle (The Palace Group)
Ruby fortune (CityViews Group/Bayton Limited group)
Silver oak (Blacklisted bad guys)
Skykings casino (Closed)
Spin palace (The Palace Group) Was 1 of my favs before
Vegas red (Closed)
Vegas regal casino (Rival casino)
Virgin casino (GameSys group)
Vipcasino (Closed)
William hill casino club (William Hill group) Was 1 of my favs before

I remember i played a lot at: Games xtra (had some nice winnings there), Partycasino (no winnings?), Spin palace (some winnings) and William hill casino club (some nice winnings there).
 

Pulver

Senior Member
webmeister
PABaccred
Joined
Aug 5, 2009
Location
Tellus
I first started gambling online around 1999 / 2000, I can't remember exactly. It was strictly sportsbetting on Centrebet in the beginning, then I tried out other bookies. It evolved into playing blackjack, video poker and slots a few years later.
 

Valhalla

The Professional
Joined
Jan 17, 2014
Location
Northern Ireland
I actually remember the first other casino I tried out after Ladbrokes - Cool Cat Casino :cool:

Sheesh if I had only been to Casinomeister first :lolup:
I didn't have a lot of money back then and saw somewhere I would get £50 FREE to play at Cool Cat. In my naivety I thought this was brilliant; even won a (low stake) Royal Flush on their video poker and had a decent balance of something around £250 before trying to withdraw. I just remember my withdrawal pending for ages, then me contacting them and a very well-spoken rep chatting to me about the documents I needed to send in. I wasn't comfortable with the idea so reversed and busted out, which is the only thing that would've ever happened anyway :rolleyes:
 
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