Whilst only in the business for almost one year, one gets to learn which are the good, high quality casinos, which online casinos are ok, and which online casinos are just downright appalling. Unfortunately, regardless of how good an online casino is, a few bad apples here and there and it rubs off on the whole industry, just as spitting fake blood during a rugby match is to the reputation of World rugby.
Stamping these online casinos out can be difficult, first one requires proof that something untoward has been going on, luckily there are enough casino forums around where players can voice their opinion if they feel something is wrong, comments are usually then backed up by others once one individual has spoken out.
This is usually where the fun begins as claims and counter claims are made for all to see on the internet, although they say all publicity is good publicity I could not agree that when players prove that an online casino has not being paying out, changing terms and conditions, and not adhering to their own bonus rules and regulations, that this can only be very bad for the online casino in question.
There is a particular scenario at the moment where an online casino changed the terms and conditions after a particular player won a certain amount of money. The money, quite rightly should have been paid within the original terms, which were changed so quickly after the player wished to withdraw, that the online casino in question even changed the section of the terms in a different font!
It is these types of situations that hinder the online gaming industry, will that player ever gamble again? Possibly but certainly not at that casino and with the bad publicity this particular casino has lost out not only on new and possible existing customers but those that want or wanted to promote them, the affiliates.
Affiliates are hit just as hard as the players in many cases. Affiliates work very hard in promoting online casinos and should never have to worry about promoting a casino brand whos intent will eventually be to manipulate more money out of affiliates and players alike. Again, bad press then means affiliates remove the online casinos from their websites, meaning the casino receives less exposure when it comes to an impulse purchase and a player chooses elsewhere to play.
Thankfully, just like Star Wars there is more good than bad out there and there are numerous high quality and informative sites that will guide you in the right direction. Websites such as the GPWA.org (Gambling Portal Webmasters Association) and APCW.org (Association of Players, Casinos and Webmasters) help players and affiliates immensely whilst Affiliate Guard Dog strikes fast and efficiently when an affiliate program is up to no good. All of those sites will not only help you find out who the bad guys are but will provide honest, up to date advice on who’s up to what in the online gambling industry.