Re: Is It Worth It...
Posted by: Casinomaster
Date: August 25, 2002 11:20PM
Granted, it's difficult to find a "FREE" package backed by a reputable provider that provides a sportsbook opportunity. There are some great "FREE" casino packages, however. The best way to make these deals work is to build a quality custom-built site for yourself or pay a qualified Web site designer to do it for you. It's also best to go with a company that will customize the software with your casino name. There are currently three reputable programs on the market that I would recommend.
1) GRAND VIRTUAL. They offer an international casino available in 18 different languages. Their software is extremely popular in the European market and you can also market to the lucrative Asian market. They offer a great sign-up bonus to entice new players and e-mail marketing campaigns are conducted under your casino name to your players in their language. Several times a month they offer strong incentives to help ensure player loyalty. The customer support is handled from a generic casino site address so the name of the casino powering your Web site is never revealed to your players. Commissions range from 25-60%, with 30% attainable after only $500 in deposits is attained. The payout is weekly. Grand Virtual has been in operation since 1996, they have offices in the United States and Canada, and they have a good reputation in the industry. The major drawback is that players from the U.S. and Canada can't play for real money. You can have your choice of two casino lobbies: A "Luxury Casino" theme (CasinoElegance.com) or a "Tropical Casino" theme (CasinoLux.com).
2) PLAY AND DEAL. The software is not only customized with your casino logo, but the playing cards also feature your casino icon. Players can be the player or the dealer and play against each other- a very innovative concept - or play against a computer dealer like at a traditional online casino. Play And Deal provides access to the names and e-mail addresses of your players. Moreover, if you set-up your hosting outside of their servers, they permit you to market via Unsolicted Commercial E-mail, something most providers strictly forbid. They also conduct e-mail marketing campaigns under your company name. The commission is a flat 45%, paid out monthly, and players from North America can play for real money.
3) GAMBLING FEDERATION. Powered by iCrystal software, the Web site and games are available in 13 different languages. E-mail marketing campaigns are conducted under your casino name. The e-mail support addresses are linked to the GamblingFederation.com site, so no specific casino is identified as powereing your Web site. The Gambling Federation is the Platinum Sponsor of the @#$%& in September. The commissions range from 35-60% and are paid out weekly. Players from North America can play for real money.
Real profits can be earned from these programs, but you must invest in producing a professional, high-impact Web site design and follow a proven marketing plan. Some people complain that the commissions for these sites are too low, but you have to bear in mind that the software providers are essentially letting you break into an industry with otherwise high entry costs without any upfront fees. They also take all the financial risk if your players win, they process all gaming and financial transactions for you, they provide all the customer service, and they even help you market to your existing players.
As far as the e-mail addresses of the provider powering your site being visible, there is an easy solution. You can simply set-up e-mail support forms on your site that lead directly to the appropriate e-mail addresses without the actual addresses being visible. The form is filled out and submitted online without the prospect/player needing to access their own e-mail account to send it.
Those who falsely claim there is no money to be made with the "FREE" casino opportunities obviously have not done their research and lack the requisite skills and/or knowledge to make it work. The profits are definitely there to be earned. It's not easy by any means, but nothing worthwhile ever is.