Casino Portals and Gambling Guides

Understanding how a casino portal works is not something that is easily understood for most online casino patrons.

Gambling directories and casino review sites are sometimes misunderstood. So Many people do not realize it is these gambling directories which are very much to praise for the good things that happen in the place of online gambling because they are the go-between of the gambling world. Many a time, online casinos have turned back on their decision to take a motion which is not player-friendly because of the negative feedback of guides and portal owners who are almost always what are commonly known as “affiliates” in the world of gambling.

There is one thing to keep in mind, the affiliate is accountable for many of the beneficial things in online gambling and it is equally important to realize that nothing is ever taken from the player by the existence of the portal. Some people think that because the affiliate makes a commission that they are costing the player something but that is incorrect. Affiliates are like an extra layer of insurance that the player will be treated right.

Just like there are good casino sites and bad, there are also good and bad affiliates. The bad ones are those who will advocate any online gambling site willing to pay them, the good ones step in on behalf of their players at any time a casino defrauds them.

Affiliates are paid in several different ways which include a set amount for every unique hit sent to the casino website, a set amount for every player who joins and plays for real money, a percentage of player losses, and there is even a payment model that depends largely on the player winning which is called “wagershare”, a common practice in Las Vegas that deals with high rollers where someone who is a free-lance escort is paid under those conditions… which is a percentage on whatever amount is gambled. That is not computed by what is won or what is lost, but rather it is just like the way any casino, land or virtual, determines comp points. It is all figured on how many times you put money into the slot machine, or how many hands and at what the stakes are for in craps or one of the other gambling games. The more the player wins the more they are going to bet, of course, so this model is popular with most portals because they want to see the players win and its great when you can also profit from that excitement.

In truth, it all comes out to about the same whatever how the structure is based, although the residual income (the % of) is the fairest to all involved because the other structures always end up with one side or the other coming out on the short end of the stick.  That meaning, the portal and the gambling site such as this has no bearing on a player because if the affiliate wasn’t to get money, what would they do?  The money would go straight into the casino’s advertising budget or their pocket but it wouldn’t go back to the player. Just ask anybody who has ever signed up directly from a search engine, they get no more extras than anybody else, further is they have nobody to turn for advice if they get cheated, whereas those who signed up through a guide can go back to them and ask for arbitration.

There are also gambling guides and gambling portals that directly sell promotional banners and some that were created by the casinos themselves. But no matter what the type, at no time does the affiliate ever charge the player anything. Additionally, being at an excellent portal from which to choose an online casino, these affiliates often offer suggestions to benefit the player in both their game play and in their method to online gambling as it is different than in real life, most noticeably in the amount of time it takes to collect winnings.