by ThePOGG - June 19, 2021
On the 10th of June this year, one of the pivotal players in player advocacy reaches the grand age of 23 years old. In such a young industry for any brand to have so many years under its belt is remarkable.
Casinomeister was conceived as a hobby site by founder Bryan Bailey and steadily grew into a business and a significant influencer withing the industry. Its mission statement:
“Trust is what it’s all about. Our mission at Casinomeister is to provide verified information; information that enables players to make smart choices. Since trust is generated by information, the more players know about online casinos, the more at ease and safer they will be.”
Early on Casinomeister was primarily operated by Bryan Bailey – who is still the Director and owner today – and it was his drive that established the business. Early on a forum was added to allow for player feedback and interactions and the Casinomeister forum is to this day one of the loudest voices in the industry.
Casinomeister then began publishing newsletters and covering industry news, and Bailey began his podcasting before “podcast” was a word in the year 2000.
Within the first few months the site developed “Standards for Online Casinos” which to this day dictate which gambling operators were advertised on site. For its time this was unique – no other affiliate advertising service had dared to try and hold operators accountable for their practices. Even regulation was light on the ground at this time. Casinomeister in turn became one of the few places that players could seek help when they encountered difficulties.
And this evolved into Casinomeister’s player complaints service coming into being. The intervening decades has seen the service assist thousands of players in getting funds returned to them and has ensured that Casinomeister are on of the most recognisable Alternative Dispute Resolution services in the sector.
In 2007 the service took on a dedicated Complaints Manager in Max Drayman, freeing Bailey up to manage the other areas of the site that were rapidly expanding, including the “Rogue Casinos” section, webcasts, news, forums and casino reviews alongside attending various industry events and conferences where he was regularly asked to give presentations.
Over its 23 year history Casinomeister has evolved from a sole trader small enterprise into a thriving business with multiple employees, both full and part-time. It remains a powerful influencing force within the iGaming Community.
Director of Casinomeister Bryan Bailey stated, “It’s hard to fathom that an idea that was initiated during a lunch at Oscars in San Diego became what it is today. To me it’s not only a business, but a service and a gathering of like-minded people – many of whom I have grown close to. I am humbled by the fact that Casinomeister has brought so many folks together, spawned friendships, romances, and in one instance (that I know of) – a marriage. I take pride in the site, and will always stay true to my vision, my community, and to my friends. It’s been an amazing ride these past 23 years, and I’m planning to ride this out until the end of the Internets.”
Casinomeister.com is an advocate of fair play, covering all aspects of the online gaming industry that affects players, webmasters, and operators. It is one of the oldest online casino information sites reporting on casino related issues since 1998.
Casinomeister.com is a certified arbitrator, and has one of the largest gaming communities online.
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