Online Gambling Industry Guide
If you are new to online gambling or want to know more about this industry then this article is for you. This gambling guide will teach you more about the industry and help you find the resources you need such as b2b forums, magazines and conferences.
This article is written by John Wright> from HorseshoeAgency.com There are many misconceptions about the online gambling industry with a few of them being that it is illegal everywhere or that it is too late to get involved and they missed the opportunity to make billions.
The truth to that is it seems inevitable that the gambling industry will become regulated throughout all countries as governments realize that prohibition won't work and they will only drive the business underground if they don't get involved.
Many politicians are eager to get involved and to ensure their country gets their cut of the business in gambling. For a quick reference guide see Wikipedia's entry for Online Gambling: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_gambling
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Gambling Industry Magazines
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Online Gambling Industry Conferences
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Gambling Addiction Help and Resources
Gambling Assignments, homework and training course
The following assignments can help you get inside the customer for your future business. You truly must know your customer when it comes to gambling affiliate websites.
The gambling assignments require you to feel what it is like to become the player. Create a new email address that will be used to sign up to many gambling sites, newsletters and ewallets or online payment methods. This email will receive many offers, so it is recommended you create a new email for this purpose.
Keep in mind when you join these programs you will also receive many Cds and various promotional materials in the mail, the same goes for your telephone number. You can choose to make deposits or play for free where appropriate.
If you deposit you will fully understand how online gambling works but keep in mind that you don't want to lose too much money or develop a gambling addiction either.
1. Join as many e-wallets as you can. Signup to Neteller.com, Moneybookers.com, EcoCard.com, Click2Pay.com, Gold-Pay.com, Ukash.com, PayPal.com
2. Join as many casinos as you can at casinobonusestoday.com
3. Join as many poker rooms as you can at professionalrakeback.com
4. Join as many sportsbooks at superbetting.com
5. Join as many bingo rooms at latestbingobonuses.com
6. Join as many affiliate newsletters for popular gambling affiliates.
7. Last assignment is to join all the affiliate programs in the gaffg.com directories.
What you will learn from this process? You might find that some gambling sites cater to different markets and not all payment processing methods are available as well. You might find out which gambling websites you personally like, which might be an indicator that your customers would like the same.
You will just understand some obstacles your users may face and you can write content to help them through the process. Also, when you join the gambling affiliate programs, you will see quickly which ones have faster affiliate support and better tools when you join a program.
Other affiliates in this business can be more helpful than you think. If you find a good affiliate coach you can save yourself a lot of time and get help with many more questions along the way. The affiliate based b2b forums can also be a great way to ask more detailed questions.
Get the industry magazines as most of these are free and contain unique information. Consider attending a marketing conference where you can meet other affiliates and of course affiliate managers. The iGamingBusiness events are the most popular and are free for affiliates to attend.
You can ask more questions in person and it helps to get to match a face with your affiliate managers. Last words of advice: hard work is the key to success. Most new affiliates don't earn anything in the first 3 months and sometimes the first year. Pace yourself and create a small business plan listing your short term and long term goals.
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