View Poll Results: Are you in the gaming industry because you love it, because of the money, or both?

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  • I love the gaming industry and I love the money.

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  • I love the gaming industry but I don't love the money.

    2 6.45%
  • I love the money but I don't love the gaming industry.

    5 16.13%
  • I don't love either the money or the gaming industry.

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    Question Are you in the gaming industry because you love it, because of the money, or both?

    The perfect situation is one where you love what you do and you also happy with the money you are able to make doing it.

    But it is possible to do something mostly because you love it, even though you are not really happy with the money you are making.

    And it is also possible to do something mostly because it provides a living, even though there is nothing that special to you about what you are doing.

    How does the gambling industry fit on those fronts for you?

    How did it fit when you first started? Is that different than how it fits today?

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    love what I do and love the rewards

    believe it or not I didn't even know you could earn money this way when I had my first concept of a site

    i got into this because of gambling, best thing i've ever done

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    I think being on this side of the fence it's a little different because we don't really see the money that affiliates see in our pockets.. But I really do love this industry. There's always something going on, something changing, and I feel like if we were in any other industry the people wouldn't interact like they do in this one. Everyone knows everyone, which makes it very easy to do business IMO.
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    I have worked in a lot of different jobs before and I find that my current role as an affiliate manager is the most interesting and rewarding so far.

    I used to work in chemistry labs for several years after I finished uni, and to be honest it was really boring. Testing hundreds of samples each day, doing the same tests over and over and over. Though I occasionally miss freezing stuff with liquid nitrogen lol

    But I've always loved sports and sport betting, and while there is a bit of routine to being an affiliate manager, there's always something different to do each day.

    And I think a big part of what makes a job enjoyable is the people you work with. You could be working in a role that you enjoy, but if you are surrounded by people that are negative it can bring down the mood for everyone. I really like everyone in the team at WBX, everyone is pretty close, and the affiliates I've dealt with so far are a friendly bunch too.

    So to me this is the perfect job, love it!

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    Both - I like working for myself and being in the web-tinkering business and if gambling weren't an option I'd just do other sites (which is something I diversify in a bit anyway). But the fact that the revenues are so high in this industry make it much more interesting.

    I used to work in chemistry labs for several years after I finished uni, and to be honest it was really boring. Testing hundreds of samples each day, doing the same tests over and over and over.
    I was in Immunology for a while and like you found it incredibly boring. I also realised that most science just involves taking a liquid and moving it from one container to another. And then back again. Zzzzzz...
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    I used to love it. Very much. I took the chance, and it was scary, to quit my job and do this full time. I built something. It wasn't the biggest or best but I did dam good.

    I don't love it anymore.

    I did this full time for about 3 years and would probably be very secure if not for the legalities in the US. I think many of us could say the same.

    It is what it is and I would still love it if not for the nature of the gambling affiliate. Don't get me wrong, I'm one. However greed and power trips are a major factor. Anyone who tells you otherwise is greedy and on a power trip.

    The turning point for me was when CAP had secretly launched Card Spike behind affiliates backs. Along with a Rival, I forget the name. CAP considered affys 'sheep' and ummm persuaded affiliates to bend to their will. Affiliate programs were gouged and competing unknowingly against the forum. The GPWA and APCW exposed them. Thank goodness that chapter in our affiliate lives was over. But it isn't.

    As everyone said, that would have a very long and negitive effect on the affiliate community and it did and still is. There was zero trust and I think that negitive effect still remains. I don't think we will ever get over the damage done by CAP (and others) and the reason why I choose very few folks that I trust in this industry. Many 'friends' are to worried about their bottom line to go to bat for you. I don't blame them!

    We cannot forget our history.

    So no, I do not love this anymore but I used to. Just seen to many come and go. You lend your trust and get scraped more often than not.

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    "Love" is a strong word but I always have been gambler and "Like" the money. The industry can be a little frustrating.
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    I love my job; it is rewarding to be able to help affiliates and players. I have worked in many industries (Maritime, IT, Sales, Beauty, Tourism, Customer care, Agriculture, etc) and the Gaming industry has been the one I have more fun with so far.

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    If anyone is interested in the history of the CAP Affiliate scandal you can find it HERE. It is a big part of our history. Some of the same folks who were at CAP then are still there now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldidiot View Post
    Both - I like working for myself and being in the web-tinkering business and if gambling weren't an option I'd just do other sites (which is something I diversify in a bit anyway). But the fact that the revenues are so high in this industry make it much more interesting.

    I was in Immunology for a while and like you found it incredibly boring. I also realised that most science just involves taking a liquid and moving it from one container to another. And then back again. Zzzzzz...
    I hear ya!
    My first lab job was testing oil samples, mostly for mining companies. Pipetting hundreds of samples at a time and setting up runs of tests. In a way it was good because you could just mentally turn off for a few hours at a time, but its difficult to find any enjoyment in a job like that. I later worked for a different company testing gas samples, which was a bit more interesting but after a while got into a routine of the same thing every day. Immunology I'm guessing would be similar, with a team that specialises in doing a few tests and rotating every so often?

    One thing I like about being an affiliate manager is logging in each day and seeing how affiliates are performing, and love seeing how well the best affiliates are doing. I think it must be the same for affiliates as well - the moment when you log in to your account and see there has been a huge profit for the day, would feel a bit like christmas morning opening presents hahah

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    I love the job....dynamic industry.....constantly changing and new opportunities present themselves all the time....can be frustrating at times too but then again...I am never really 100% satisfied
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    "when the money is there the snakes are there"

    It has become a rattlersnest of programs lately that either shave, cross promote or do both and have both an attitude and love to ignore comments about their business ethics.

    I think when revealing programs behaviors or ban them on forums until all is resolved it really could make a difference but as we all know that is not going to happen, too much money is at stake which in the end will ruin it for all of us including portals like GPWA as members will stay away or doubt their integrity or ability to act to protect the affiliate business.

    In the long run affiliates will get disappointed and move on or have no choice other than to go with the flow, great........

    Sure there are some good programs out there but one has to like minimum player rules or negative carry overs that mostly come with them.

    A few years back when the oldtimers posted some good stories and tips at just was so much better than these pale shows to get affiliates motivated.

    If "we" do not get a powerful big brother watching our backs it will only be more of the same and I just do not like that outcome.

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    I love the never ending challenge of it all.. What I don't like about it I can't explain in too much details cause that would probably hurt a lot of people's feelings - I can keep it short and somewhat positive though and say - I love working with some affiliate managers.

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    We love the gaming industry and we also love the money!

    Gaming industry is an amazing place with huge opportunities at least for those that respect players and ethical rules!

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    I wouldn't be in the industry if I didn't personally enjoy it very much. Can't speak for my colleagues at OCR of course.

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    Both of course. What's the fun of being miserable at work ?
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    being a newbie i'm very interested to see both what the industry's all about and also how much money can be earned......

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    I'm hoping that's sarcasm casinobonusguy! otherwise I'm working very hard for no reason.....

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