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July 29th, 2014 at 8:59:56 AM permalink
I hope it will not go unnoticed that this site is, for now, advertising free. The Bovada/Bodog ad on this site hardly made any money to begin with, so it was no big sacrifice to remove it. I make no promises that it will stay advertising free, so enjoy it while it lasts. In fact, I welcome expressions of interest to advertise here.

In other advertising news, effective this Friday my exclusive advertising arrangement with Bovada, that has lasted nine years, ends. All reputable advertisers will be welcome.
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July 29th, 2014 at 9:12:04 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I hope it will not go unnoticed that this site is, for now, advertising free. The Bovada/Bodog ad on this site hardly made any money to begin with, so it was no big sacrifice to remove it. I make no promises that it will stay advertising free, so enjoy it while it lasts. In fact, I welcome expressions of interest to advertise here.

In other advertising news, effective this Friday my exclusive advertising arrangement with Bovada, that has lasted nine years, ends. All reputable advertisers will be welcome.

So officially we are no longer customers like a few people were claiming.
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odiousgambit
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July 29th, 2014 at 9:17:48 AM permalink
With your subject line, I think you disappointed some folks who wanted to advertise here free.
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July 29th, 2014 at 9:19:23 AM permalink
Best wishes om finding a new sponsor !
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July 29th, 2014 at 10:00:34 AM permalink
Let's hope the models are prettier too!
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July 29th, 2014 at 10:01:09 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I hope it will not go unnoticed that this site is, for now, advertising free. The Bovada/Bodog ad on this site hardly made any money to begin with, so it was no big sacrifice to remove it. I make no promises that it will stay advertising free, so enjoy it while it lasts. In fact, I welcome expressions of interest to advertise here.

In other advertising news, effective this Friday my exclusive advertising arrangement with Bovada, that has lasted nine years, ends. All reputable advertisers will be welcome.


I'm surprised that this site didn't generate enough traffic/sign-ups to Bovada to be worthwhile...I'm assuming the ads on WoO are more profitable?

To that point, is your exclusive agreement still in place over on WoO, or not? Just curious. Hope you can find some relevant, reputable advertisers. Preferably ones who can do business with US-based banks, to make your life easier.
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July 29th, 2014 at 10:14:45 AM permalink
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I'm surprised that this site didn't generate enough traffic/sign-ups to Bovada to be worthwhile...I'm assuming the ads on WoO are more profitable?



WoO is my only money making site. This one has been a financial disaster.

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To that point, is your exclusive agreement still in place over on WoO, or not? Just curious. Hope you can find some relevant, reputable advertisers. Preferably ones who can do business with US-based banks, to make your life easier.



Yes, Thursday is the last Bodog day on all my sites. They will still be around but just one of many other casinos.

At least I haven't had to worry lately about offshore banking because I don't have any incoming money in the first place.
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July 29th, 2014 at 10:22:17 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

WoO is my only money making site. This one has been a financial disaster.



Ouch. Well played for keeping it around in the face of that.

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Yes, Thursday is the last Bodog day on all my sites. They will still be around but just one of many other casinos.

At least I haven't had to worry lately about offshore banking because I don't have any incoming money in the first place.



Hope you find a decent new sponsor or sponsors.
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July 29th, 2014 at 10:42:43 AM permalink
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At least I haven't had to worry lately about offshore banking because I don't have any incoming money in the first place.



bazinga!!!

I hope you find advertisers. I personally don't mind at all when I see banners and what not, especially on free sites.

I am actually surprised that running a forum costs that much. I guess there are things behind the scenes that I never thought about.
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July 29th, 2014 at 10:52:15 AM permalink
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I am actually surprised that running a forum costs that much. I guess there are things behind the scenes that I never thought about.



To be honest, there is very little recurring expense with running this forum. However, it was costly to develop the forum in the first place. It was all done by our own JB, at my expense. The only other forum based on this code is DT.
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