Welcome to the newsletter archives of 2000. It was during the year 2000 that I became unemployed in Germany (September), and decided to turn my hobby into a living: Casinomeister.
It was also the beginning of the Pitch a Bitch section, the Rogue Pit, formulation of our acceptable casino standards, and the birth of my little boy - who is not so little anymore. So yes, 2000 was an important year.
Back in the day of early webmastering, there were not many casinos that had affiliate programs. The ones that did were offering between 5-10% revenue share - unheard of at press time (March 2016). I've left many of the ads as is - where bonus offers had the caveat that you must wager the bonus at least twice.
Yep, things have changed.
I also gave my visitors a chance to write articles - you'll see "call for letters" occasionally. I would publish someone's article and give him a link to his website. Ingenious - I get content, and he gets traffic. This was the beginning of "friendly competition" in this industry - and the beginning of many friendships. In November of 2000, I began to publish Spearmaster's excellent articles - the industry was only a couple of years old yet this guy was already a fountain of knowledge. Amazing.
So enjoy. Please feel free to peruse this testimony to the history of online gaming. You can read how it developed, piece by piece.
2nd Anniversary!! ~ 8 June 2000
Yes, Casinomeister is TWO YEARS OLD and let's celebrate!!!
Member's Only Forum! ~ 14 June 2000
We now have a "members only" club in the forum. C'mon and join us!
Things to find out BEFORE you gamble ~ 21 June 2000
Are you doing your due diligence? Have you done your homework on playing online, or are you one of the sheep ready to be fleeced?
Parrondo's Paradox ~ 6 July 2000
What's that all about? How two losing games can be played alternately to produce a genuine
positive expectation. Awesome article by Jerry Patterson - leading expert on online gambling.
Selecting An Internet Casino ~ 27 July 2000
Another awesome article by Jerry Patterson - choosing an online casino is not as simple as it may seem. There are many pratfalls and pitfalls.
Are you a webmaster? Have your website listed in over 150 search engines for just linking to Casinomeister. Plus - what happens if your teenager uses your credit card to gamble online without your permission?