Crafty Casinos

March 8, 2013

There seems to be a developing trend lately, in the way that online casino operators promote their online gambling sites. In the past, we only used to see banner advertising and other similar types of marketing around the internet. However, over the last few months, many online casinos have become crafty, and now attempt to trick new players into joining and taking up online gambling using supposedly ‘’free’’ offers. We take a look at the way this works, and ask whether this is really a good way to promote online gambling whilst maintaining a good public image?

First up, let’s talk about the incredibly popular trend of launching free slots versions of play to play online slots. Most usually, the online casino will launch some form of Facebook application that allows people to play free slots. These Facebook applications, once the user has signed up for them, constantly bombard to player with promotions and offers at the online gambling companies pay to play online casino site. Sometimes even offering some completely free play, possibly a number of free spins, if the player makes the move from the Facebook free slots app, to the proper pay to play online gambling site. Quite frankly, this is a bit of a cheap trick, and we are surprised that companies such as Facebook allow this practice to take place.

Next up, let’s look at some of the false welcome bonuses that online casino sites offer. Some offer as much as 600% as a sign up bonus. However, if you read the small print, there is usually a limit to how much a player can receive as a deposit bonus, meaning they would need to make multiple deposits with the online casino to reach the maximum bonus. Again, this is really false advertising, and does not give online gambling a very good image.

Lastly, the free spins that are not free spins. So many online casino sites offer X number of free spins. But players need to make a minimum deposit to claim these. How on earth can they be free spins if you have to deposit funds in the online casino site to actually get them? This is not free! Another example of the crafty way that online casino sites attract customers.

Best advice is to stick to reputable online gambling sites that state the terms and conditions for all promotions fully, with no small print.

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