We are excited to spotlight CAP’s Community Member of the Month for August 2013… Congratulations, allfreechips! allfreechips has been a member of CAP since 2005 (8 years!!!), and since then, he has posed some great threads on everything from federal taxes to getting “baby” photos submitted of old sites.
We caught up with allfreechips to learn more about his career in the business!
How did you get started as being an affiliate in iGaming?
What are your top traffic drivers, and how did you learn them?
What factors do you look at when deciding on an operator?
This is tough as I want to promote all operators on the network but reward ones that are honest and of course convert. I have in place a rating system that allows my forum members to write reviews and that helps in ranking operators throughout AFC. I Have also a rogue section that ranks very well on google so operators should all behave or else! Beyond that I have a small list of requirements that an operator must follow to be active with my network as all affiliates should have.
What are your thoughts on legal standing of the online gambling industry?
I don’t see much happening in the USA as far as the big operators like Micro, Playtech and IGT for the next 5 years unless its under a state license operated by a land based casino, and that may shut us out as affiliates. I see continued growth worldwide though as more and more software companies and new casinos appear.
What was the biggest lesson you learned in your years of being in this business?
Shortcuts cost money. There is no easy or fast way to make it in this industry, something that achieves fast cash today usually puts you behind tomorrow. Secondly I learned most affiliate are like minded easy going fun people.