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Casino Guru Launches Initiative to Create Global Self-Exclusion Scheme

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After months of behind-the-scenes work, Casino Guru is pleased to announce the official launch of the initiative to build a global self-exclusion system, with the goal of making online gambling safer for everyone and reducing harm caused by it to vulnerable players.

The team behind Casino Guru, a global informational website about online casinos, is always looking for things to improve within the gambling industry, especially in regard to player safety and fairness. When reviewing casinos and helping players mistreated by dishonest gambling sites, they kept noticing the insufficient protection offered by currently available self-exclusion tools.

That’s why they launched the Global Self-Exclusion Initiative, aiming to put things into motion and work towards creating a tool that has the potential to significantly increase player protection on a global level.

Simon Vincze, the manager of Casino Guru’s responsible gambling projects, leads their efforts in this area. He explains the reasoning behind the initiative: “Self-exclusion is one of the most effective tools to reduce gambling-related harm caused to vulnerable players. It allows players to block their access to gambling and therefore limit the negative impact of it on their lives. However, the effectiveness of self-exclusion is limited because of the scope of current options.”

According to Simon, the main drawback of current self-exclusion options is the fact that they can be circumvented by playing in a different casino or by looking for foreign operators that don’t have to comply with nation-wide schemes available in the player’s country. For this reason, he believes that current self-exclusion options are not an effective tool in blocking addicted players’ access to online gambling.

He believes that a global system could help fix these shortcomings: “If there was a truly global system in place, players would have an effective tool that could stop them from playing despite their efforts to circumvent the system when feeling cravings to start gambling again.”

Displaying ads to self-excluded players is also part of the issue. No gambling ads or promotional materials should be displayed or sent to players that have decided to exclude themselves from gambling activities. However, according to Simon, the closedness of the systems currently in place limits their effectiveness in this regard.

He also added that continuous help should be a much bigger part of self-exclusion: “…we feel that self-excluded players could benefit from a closer cooperation with problem gambling help and prevention centers, helping them overcome problem gambling or reduce gambling-related harm more than self-exclusion alone can.”

Casino Guru aims to create a reliable global self-exclusion system that allows people to exclude from all online gambling opportunities at once, on a global level. They also hope to be able to prove excluded players with resources and help they need to address the underlying issue of their addiction to increase their chances of a full recovery. Their goal is to create a system that becomes an industry standard, similar to that of gambling only being available to people that are at least 18 years old.

That said, they realise that they will not be able to do it alone. We launched this initiative, because we knew that we would never be able to achieve something like this alone. Successfully carrying out such an ambitious project requires cooperation of multiple and varied members of the gambling industry,” Simon added.

For this reason, the first phase of the initiative will focus on spreading awareness of the issue and collecting feedback from the public and predominantly from industry professionals. Simon and the entire Casino Guru team hope to gain valuable feedback about the best way to implement such a system, as well as the effectiveness and feasibility of it all.

Casino Guru invites members of the gambling industry interested to join the initiative, discuss anything related to responsible gambling, or learn more about the goals of the initiative to reach out.

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Steps to Have Strong Blackjack Skills

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Who does not know the game of blackjack? Maybe it is difficult to find such people. No wonder! This iGaming product is among the most playable in the industry of online casinos. The reason is that it is full of excitement and fun. While some gamers believe that blackjack is a game of fortune, other players think about tactics and strategies for playing this amazing game.

It is very important to deal with the fundamentals of this gambling product before diving into it. We prepared some effective steps that will help you to be as close as possible to the winning money prize at blackjack.

Basics is a foundation

General rules of any blackjack including blackjack online game in Australia are the must for players especially if they are the newbies in the iGaming world. They should keep in mind the fact of facing up two cards at every start of this game. Speaking about the dealer it is essential to remember that he also has two cards but one is up, another is down its face. After the player should do one of the options (case in point, Aces splitting).

These are just a few examples of general cases of blackjack. At the first glance they are so simple. But it is a key idea to practice every point of them.

Learn diversity of strategies

There are plenty of strategies for gambling blackjack online including those that were developed for real money online casinos. You can read about such gambling platforms here toponlinecasinoaustralia.com/online-casino-australia-legal-real-money.

We recommend looking through the best blackjack strategies and finding one that will be suitable for your game and needs. Of course, you can add or change something in the strategy of your selection.

Try live games

The games with live dealers are so attractive. You can get an experience of a real casino sitting on your sofa with a glass of cold drink in your hands. Speaking about online blackjack it is about being at the table with the live dealer, taking one of five seats and seeing more cards that were dealt. In addition, you have a perfect chance to learn charts with strategic cases while you are waiting for your next hand.

It is known that the study process will go more rapidly in the online environment with dealers and other players. You will see cards in different positions and in different circumstances. It will improve your game for sure.

Use bonuses

Take into account the programs of bonuses and special promotions that are offered by online casinos. Moreover, these bonuses depend on the term of your playing on the online gambling platform.

So, you can use a welcome bonus that will be presented for registration, bonus coins for the minimum depositing. But before using them, learn carefully all terms and conditions of the website. There you will get essential information about the size of deposits (minimum and maximum), requirements of wagering and other important facts.

Bottom lines

We presented just some of the steps on the way to successful blackjack playing. If you follow all these points and combine them with other information you will create and develop your own way of gambling blackjack online. In addition, we want to say that this game is pretty funny and simple to understand, so you will have no difficulties with the game of blackjack. But play safe and responsible.

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AstroPay expands services with the launch of Global Affiliates Programme

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AstroPay expands services with the launch of Global Affiliates Programme

 

AstroPay, the online payment solution of choice for millions of users worldwide, has launched a flagship global Affiliate Programme to provide revenue generating opportunities to individuals and businesses that want to generate online income and grow their business. The new programme is aimed at increasing AstroPay’s consumer base worldwide, while ensuring that those who are professionally dedicated to affiliate marketing can rely on a solid partner to thrive.

AstroPay launched the programme to enable affiliate partners access to special deals where they can generate income on an ongoing basis for every new user that joins the payment platform. The programme offers up to 20% revenue share commission, as well as dedicated teams and expertise on sales conversion. Affiliate partners will be able to rely on multilingual support and local experts for any of their needs and will also benefit from the AstroPay payment platform/solutions that have been tested and optimised for cross-border payments.

AstroPay will welcome a diverse range of partners including platforms, comparison sites and content creators in the payment industry as well iGaming, forex trading, and many others.

The programme will be available across countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe where AstroPay is available, and through hundreds of merchants that offer AstroPay as a payment option.

Leonardo Alonso, Head of Affiliates at AstroPay, said: “I am excited to see our new programme go live today. The Affiliate Programme is a new way of doing business with AstroPay. All those who are professionally dedicated to affiliate marketing will be very welcome and we look forward to working together and rewarding partners with a robust partnership that provides added value through an alternative way to continue growing their business.”

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Casino Guru Releases New Tool to Help Players Find Best Casinos

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Casino Guru, a global source of information about online casinos and the biggest database of casino websites, is always looking to bring more value to its visitors. The brand-new Casino Selection Helper is a tool that aims to do just that by bringing a new way for players to pinpoint the best online casino based on their specific preferences.

The new tool works by asking players to answer three simple questions about their preferences related to casino bonuses, casino games, and age of the casino they would like to play at – choosing between new sites with modern features and established brands that have been around for quite some time. After answering these questions, they are presented with the best option for them, as well as two runners-up.

Maros Gasparik, Casino Guru’s Head of Content, commented on the new functionality: “Our database contains pretty much all available online casinos, which is a great feat, but it also presents a potential obstacle for some players because of choice overload. With hundreds or even thousands of casinos available to players from certain countries, it can be a haunting task for players to select the best one for them. We are always looking to make this process easier and guide players to the best option quickly and easily, and the new Casino Selection Helper is one of the things we hope can help them choose well and stay away from unscrupulous sites.”

Gasparik also added about the future of the new tool: “In the first stage of the project, we decided to include only three relatively simple questions based on visitor insights, which should be sufficient for most players. There are plans for further improvements of the selection process and additional questions to help players with more specific preferences; however, first we want to see how our visitors like the initial version.”

Apart from fine-tuning the new tool, Casino Guru plans to continue implementing further improvements aimed at optimizing their website, providing more value to its visitors, and helping create a safer and fairer gambling environment. This includes improving their global database of problem gambling help organizations, pioneering the world of responsible gambling tools via their Global Self-Exclusion Initiative, improving the processes in their Complaint Resolution Center so that they can help more mistreated players, and more.

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