Is The Affiliate Site CasinoGuru Actually Trustworthy?

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I'm in no way trying to promote this site or start anything; but I'm genuinely curious. I discovered them before I discovered this site and learned all about Rogue and dodgy casino outfits; and I noticed that a lot of the casinos they have listed and highly recommended are also listed here in the rogue section and blacklisted on other sites like ThePOGG and CasinoListings. A few weeks back I started a forum under their section for Aladdin's Gold Casino and told them they had a blacklisted casino rated as highly recommended even though the group that runs them is known for not paying their affiliates; and I was essentially blown off. I respectfully brought it to their attention and included links to forum posts from here and the blacklisted articles from the sites I listed before, and their response was basically "Affiliate experiences don't matter, tell us if you know if any actual players are having issues with this outfit" which still doesn't sit right with me.

It makes me question any site that has their seal of approval, simply because they don't care about operators stealing revenue from their affiliates, they advertise rogue and unlicensed casinos with 9-10 star ratings, and they advertise a lot of US facing casinos; which, combined with everything else makes it really easy for a dodgy operator to set up shop and start ripping folks off. Every other affiliate and forum site seems to take stealing from affiliates seriously, but this one was a little too nonchalant about being presented with that knowledge for me. Anyone else had an experience like this with them? Should I hold them in the same company as sites that target problem gamblers? I gave a couple of casino ratings on this site, but now I'm wondering those even matter, since it seems like CasinoGuru doesn't care about making sure gamblers are gambling at trustworthy sites.
 
Are they trustworthy in casino player matters? I would call it 50/50.

In the first 50 part, their site is very authoritative, and they can help players with sorting casino problems out.

In the other 50 part, they have known scam casinos on their site. This, however, would not be a problem if they were not affiliated with them and were simply writing reviews of these scam casinos for informational purposes.

They warn players about how bad these casinos are, but their primary goal is to send them to play there.

For example, Google Ares Casino Review, and you'll find CG site somewhere at the top, then scroll down and you'll see a call to action button that invites you to visit the casino. The button has an aff tag.
 
I see what you mean. They have a lot of rogue sites listed in their DB and NDB section with promo codes and high ratings, and said call to action button
 
I think Guru is like askgamblers.
Are they trustworthy in casino player matters? I would call it 50/50.

In the first 50 part, their site is very authoritative, and they can help players with sorting casino problems out.

In the other 50 part, they have known scam casinos on their site. This, however, would not be a problem if they were not affiliated with them and were simply writing reviews of these scam casinos for informational purposes.
Makes no difference with askgamblers. Good thing is the helping side bad thing is the affiliate side. Both sites are promoting casinos that the player should not touch
 
Alas they do have affiliate relationships with numerous scam and rogue casinos. Any site sending players to be scammed or defrauded and taking money for doing isn't worth pissing on. Even if they warn visitors and low-rate the sites. ThePOGG for example listed the scam and rogue sites, then blacklisted them and warned people off and had no affiliate relationship with them. And that is the difference, that fact tells you about the integrity of the people owning the site.

In fact, if I was a good casino and they put my site alongside the scam ones, I'd end any business partnership with them.

Greed vs ethics? - alas greed wins on many affiliate sites.
 
They pretty much list every online casino in existence, whether good or bad. As to whether they 'work' ( affiliate ) with them all, that I would not know.

Same goes with everything in life, do your due diligence before signing up with an online casino.

Personally if more than one 'independent' site is saying bad things about a particular casino, even though site X states they are great, my spider sense would tell me to move on.
 
They used to be. Now they promote rogue outfits like bitwin that scams people every day with crypto. Just look their complaints it's ridiculous. Their "assistance" is even worse
 

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