How a Casino Portal Works

Knowing how a casino directory works is not something that is well known for most online casino players.

Gambling portals and casino review sites are sometimes not very well understood. So Many people do not realize it is these casino directories which are very much to praise for the good things that happen in the world of online casinos because they are the ears and voices of the gaming industry. Many times, online casinos have taken back their decision to take a plan which is not player-friendly because of the disagreement of directories and portal owners who are almost always what are called “affiliates” in the world of gambling.

There is one thing to keep in mind, the affiliate is at the helm for many of the positive things in online gambling and it is equally important to be aware that nothing is ever deducted 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 it couldn’t be further from the truth. Portals are like a safety blanket of insurance that the player will be treated right.

Just like there are good casinos and bad, there are also good and bad affiliates. The bad ones are those who will advertise any online casino willing to give them a better commission, the good ones step in on behalf of their players if a casino misleads them.

Affiliates are make money several different ways which include a set amount for every visitor sent to the casino website, a flat rate for every player who signs up and plays for real money, a percentage of what that player loses, and there is even a payment model that depends mostly on the player winning which is called “wagershare”, a common method used in Las Vegas that has to do with high rollers where someone who is a free-lance escort is paid in the same manner… 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, figures comp points. It is all calculated by how many times you place a bet, or how many hands and at what the stakes are for in blackjack or one of the other casino slot 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 gamblers win and its great when you can also earn money from that excitement.

The truth is, it all comes out to about the same whatever how the model is based, although the residual income (the % of) is the most honest to all involved because the other models always end up with one side or the other coming out on the short end of the stick.  That meaning, the affiliate and the gambling site such as this has no relation to a player because if the affiliate wasn’t to get paid, what would they do?  The money would go directly 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 right from a search engine, they get no more extras than anybody else, further is they have nobody to turn for help if they get cheated, whereas those who signed up through a guide can go back to them and ask for arbitration.

There are also casino directories and gambling portals that straight out sell promotional banners and some that were made by the casinos they list. But no matter what the type, never does the affiliate ever cost the player anything. Additionally, being at an excellent place from which to choose an online casino, these affiliates often offer suggestions to help the player in both their game play and in their approach to online gambling as it is different than in real life, most noticeably in the time to cash in your winnings.