Poll: What entices you to try a new casino?

Please read the first post before voting.

  • A good signup Match bonus (amount/WR)

    Votes: 48 50.0%
  • A No-Deposit signup bonus

    Votes: 25 26.0%
  • An 'X Hour / $X' Freeplay promotion

    Votes: 11 11.5%
  • A 25/30/50/X Free Spins Offer

    Votes: 17 17.7%
  • Good things I have read in a forum

    Votes: 54 56.3%
  • Has a specific game I want to play

    Votes: 18 18.8%
  • Uses a favourite software platform

    Votes: 25 26.0%
  • Something else

    Votes: 10 10.4%
  • A) I frequently try new casinos

    Votes: 30 31.3%
  • B) I rarely try new casinos

    Votes: 21 21.9%

  • Total voters
    96

Simmo!

Moderator
Staff member
We ran one of these a couple of years back but I thought it might be interesting to see what current attitudes are.

What entices you to sign up to a new casino?

Please only select options that make a significant impact on your choice. If there is any reason not mentioned feel free to post your reasons.

It's multiple choice.

Please answer one of the last 2 options regarding frequency too :thumbsup:

Cheers,

Simmo!
 

petro

Dormant account, per user request
PABaccred
PABnoaccred2
You forgot to add CM Accredited to the poll.
That is the reason I try new casinos.
 

Rhyzz

Registered
You forgot to add CM Accredited to the poll.
That is the reason I try new casinos.
I'd say that would fall under the 'good things in the forum' category really! I know it may sound daft but a decent website makes a big difference to me. You see so many shocking sites out there and people continue to sign up. If a company investing six figures into an internet business cannot spend money on their front end of the operation then they're not worth the risk. Cowboys who don't intend on building a brand or a reputation do this if you ask me
 

baldidiot

Webmeister
webmeister
I'd say that would fall under the 'good things in the forum' category really! I know it may sound daft but a decent website makes a big difference to me. You see so many shocking sites out there and people continue to sign up. If a company investing six figures into an internet business cannot spend money on their front end of the operation then they're not worth the risk. Cowboys who don't intend on building a brand or a reputation do this if you ask me
That's a good point. I've never really understood why some places have such cr@ppy websites :confused:
 

greasemonkey

Banned User - flaming
Whenever there is a new USA casino allowed it prompts my interest as there are limited options for us. So software was a choice of mine. I'm still a sucker for a good sign up bonus though :thumbsup:
 

Simmo!

Moderator
Staff member
Interesting poll. What were the results the last time the question was asked?
I'd need to dig it out but I remember signup bonuses won although I thnk there were less options and it was geared up more to the type of promos on offer.

You forgot to add CM Accredited to the poll.
That is the reason I try new casinos.
Good point - can't edit it in to the right place without screwing up numbers so assume the "Good reports" one as Rhyzz suggests :)

Interesting Poll...

Food for thought for webmasters.
That would be good. Was kinda hoping some casino marketing staff catch it too :D
 

felicie

Dormant account
Interesting Simmo thanks. :) Hadn't even realized how much I've changed since the beginning when I played every new casino because I could. If I could get there I played it. LOL I kept such good records too, (binders full) of everything about each one. I'm gonna empty those drawers out now. need the space. what a casino glutton I was. :D
 

jetset

RIP Brian
CAG
It's interesting to me that information portals have such an impressive influence (59.57 percent polled thus far) in the decision whether or not to play at a new casino.

In that respect this poll echoes other industry surveys that have shown the growing value players place on reliable information portals like Casinomeister.

I remember being surprised some years ago when Trent University, commissioned by eCOGRA, conducted that massive international study of some 11 000 or more players and came up with a figure of 44 percent (I think it was) respondents frequenting online gambling information portals.

I guess it makes sense that as an online gambler becomes more experienced he or she seeks the information and common-interest value of joining a good forum and exchanging views on issues and venues.

I've always been frustrated that we have not yet found a way to reach newbie internet gamblers to extol the virtues of research and shared experiences available in forums - it could save so many of them from bad initial encounters with crappy online operators...and deny business to said operators in the process.
 

chayton

aka LooHoo
webmeister
PABnonaccred
CAG
You forgot to add boredom to the list. :p I chose "something else" with my other picks because I get bored playing the same MG/RTG things - if a new casino has different software or different games, I'm more likely to want to try it.
 

ksech

Dormant account
Being from the US, I feel an important option would be depositing/withdrawing methods. Many casinos have US players by the tail when it comes to those two items and they know it.
 

Glunn11

Registered
I will only play at a casino if it gets raving reviews from trusted forum members and accepts QuickTender. I'm basically done searching for new casinos, though.
 

felicie

Dormant account
It's interesting to me that information portals have such an impressive influence (59.57 percent polled thus far) in the decision whether or not to play at a new casino.

In that respect this poll echoes other industry surveys that have shown the growing value players place on reliable information portals like Casinomeister.

I remember being surprised some years ago when Trent University, commissioned by eCOGRA, conducted that massive international study of some 11 000 or more players and came up with a figure of 44 percent (I think it was) respondents frequenting online gambling information portals.

I guess it makes sense that as an online gambler becomes more experienced he or she seeks the information and common-interest value of joining a good forum and exchanging views on issues and venues.

I've always been frustrated that we have not yet found a way to reach newbie internet gamblers to extol the virtues of research and shared experiences available in forums - it could save so many of them from bad initial encounters with crappy online operators...and deny business to said operators in the process.

I was surprised at myself for clicking on the forum information box.lol It's official, I was a free chip whore in the beginning. :lolsign: But not anymore I've seen the light but I am afraid Jetset that there isn't much you can do for a lot of the newbies until they too mature a little. :)
 

felicie

Dormant account
You forgot to add boredom to the list. :p I chose "something else" with my other picks because I get bored playing the same MG/RTG things - if a new casino has different software or different games, I'm more likely to want to try it.

Good point chayton for variety Is the spice of life so they say. :thumbsup:
(I lost my deposits so fast the other night I could not believe it. It reminded me of an old horse I use to ride years ago where I'd be ducking tree branches one minute and the next on my ass in the middle of the stream going wth??) Maybe if a casino guaranteed us longer play for our buck, but then that would ruin the 'random' thing wouldn't it. [rolleyes]
 

leonardo99

Senior Member
webmeister
PABaccred
MM
I must say I love welcome bonuses..so no deposit, free play, free spins are important.
More than that I like few platforms..IGT slots, Wagerworks, MG...and I will love to try WMS slots..but only UK players are allowed.
 

missmichelle

Meister Member
I pretty much stick to the few places I have played at for quite a while. The only change has been a while back I added 3dice to my list, because of what I read about them here. It is now one of my favorite places to play.

Michelle
 
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