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Online casino/poker - Bonus hunting, affiliates,etc

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by freddy7, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. freddy7

    freddy7 Newbie

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    Just wondering if anyone has personal experience of doing this recently. I know it was all the rage a few years back, and I know a few people were making a decent sum of money from it, but hoping that its not completely dead and I can still get in on the act. Got some ideas about combining bonus hunting and making money via affiliates, but of course to make decent money means multiple accounts, which can make you slip up, but as long as you have that technique down and are very careful with your accounts, I think you shouldn't get caught. Anyway, would love to hear other ideas. ;)
     
  2. KingMonkey

    KingMonkey Regular Member

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    I used to make a living out of bonus hunting a few years back, I was quite late getting into the game then but there was still a good few thousand to be made from that and matched betting. I gave up on it when it got to the point I was having to deal with dodgy casinos that don't like to pay and will ban you when you turn a profit. I'd abused all the good bonuses at reputable casinos. Now there's even less decent bonuses that can be exploited around, google beating bonuses website and you'll see what's on offer, and you'd have to really hustle or be knowledgeable to make any cash from it. Not sure even being an affiliate would make you much cash because there's few decent bonuses that you can make profit from these days, so no incentive for people to play them when there's no guaranteed cash on offer. People can still make money from casino affiliation though of course, plenty of gamblers out there.
     
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  3. freddy7

    freddy7 Newbie

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    Ok i see, did think its harder now, just like any other black hat stuff. When I was talking about affiliates, I was thinking along the lines of creating multiple accounts via your affiliate links, so essentially, you don't have to worry about trying to get people to sign up,etc as you will be doing that. Obviously you need to be very careful, mix it up with genuine sign-ups, using multiple socks servers, clear flash cookies, etc,etc. And I understand about the dodgy casinos, need to be careful which ones you sign up with.
     
  4. petefader

    petefader Junior Member

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    What's the site you are talking about? :) I think it would be worth the shot.
     
  5. freddy7

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    Not talking about any in particular, but best to work with only the top players and out of these select whoever gives the best bonuses. So basically you use some poker affiliates to gain commission on these accounts you are creating, then you use the accounts to get your bonuses and aim to break even or only lose a small amount, enough so you can cash out the bonus. Don't quote me on this as I haven't tested just an idea, but you could create multiple accounts on partypoker (or anyone else who takes webmoney) and use WM for all of them (you can use an ecurrency exchanger to fund the accounts). Thats if its possible to create multiple WM accounts with different info easily, it used to be anyway.
     
  6. KingMonkey

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    The big problem is there is not enough bonuses that are player friendly these days, so you couldn't guarantee you'd make any money from the bonuses. They make the t&cs so strict you're chances of winning anything and getting paid is low unless you get lucky. In the past you didn't need luck just had to know which game to play and how to play it and you were almost guaranteeing yourself a profit. You might make money from the affiliate links but lose it all or more back on the casinos. Check beating bonuses website then their best bonus list to get an idea of whats on offer, still many casinos have bonuses that are beatable but many of them will find any reason they can not to pay out and the whole thing could become a bit of a nightmare. It's definitely not as easy as it once was, check to see if casibot is still up and running, useful bots that will play BJ, video poker and casino hold em for you. I used to use it and it works perfectly.
     
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    leightonward Registered Member

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    I do. But you have to stay rational and not tilt the table just cause you want to make your money back.
     
  8. oFuel

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    Been there, done that, again and again and again back in the days. They can still work, you just have to be extra careful. Shoot me a PM with your skype ID if you want to talk about it.
     
  9. freddy7

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    I see what you guys mean, when you are in the casinos, you have to be careful no matter what your initial motivation, it could easily spiral into you gambling large sums of money and losing it all. But with willpower and going about things logically, I believe its possible to make a lot of money from this.
    - KingMonkey - I have heard about those bots, but from what I've heard, they do not work anywhere near as good as they used to. Would be useful if anyone here uses them now and thinks otherwise though.
     
  10. KingMonkey

    KingMonkey Regular Member

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    Casibot works, I never played a single hand of any game automatically, do you know how long it takes to clear a casino bonus? I'd stick the bot on, go to sleep and wake up with a profit. They play better than any human can too you just got to make sure you set it to take breaks for random amount of times so it doesn't get noticed as being a bot.

    To be still making money from bonus hunting these days you have to have been doing it for years and know all the tricks and tips, secret methods, casinos that haven't been abused by everyone already and with good bonuses and this stuff just isn't in the public domain or shared.

    If the American market ever opens up and they legalise gambling there could be a gold rush and I'd start doing it again but until that point I'm leaving it well alone, just need to read the forum at beating bonuses to see all the complaints from the old pros that casinos have gone rouge, software is rigged, casinos aren't paying etc. Too much hassle.
     
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  11. freddy7

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    Yeah, been looking at some reviews on Casibot, looks quite good actually, and yeah, there is a lot of complaints, but I think you just need to be careful which companies you play with and how you go about it. Any decent online casino is audited by an independent body to make sure they are not rigging games.
    And for you guys in the US, from what I hear, 2012 looks like the year online casinos are coming back, seen a couple of stories on ABC news and NY Times, makes sense as they are trying everything to stimulate the economy. (excludes sports betting for some reason though)
     
  12. KingMonkey

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    The independent bodies that regulate casinos are actually in the pockets of the casinos and will basically never side with the player if the casino says the player was up to no good. And by being up to no good I mean just being smart and beating them, casinos don't like to lose. The online gambling industry is a farce and I wouldn't recommend anyone starts getting into bonus hunting now, if you do read everything you can on beating bonuses website and forum before proceeding.
     
  13. SlickBear

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    I know the casino biz well for may years (dont ask how :)) but first off I can tell you that any of the big players out there have serious fraud detection platforms and teams of people who watch their screens 24/7 looking for abusers. The second thing to bear in mind is the play through / wager requirements - these have been developed by serious mathematicians so your odds of beating this are even more difficult. You have to also get round the cashin process where 99% of casinos on your first cashin will ask you for verification documents. I am not saying people have not pulled this off but with extreme difficulty. All in all good luck, I dont think you gonna retire on this