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MrV
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September 19th, 2014 at 2:13:45 PM permalink
I find it *amazing* that the deal came together this quickly, and that Mike had no idea a fat payday was on the horizon when the tin cup was shaken.

But as I think Mike is credible, I accept as true the notion that he had no idea this deal was brewing when the tin cup was passed around and filled (although not by me: I never give money to roadside beggars, let alone quasi-genius actuaries).

Things can and do happen quickly, no doubt about it.
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Nareed
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September 19th, 2014 at 2:18:04 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

Right? and, really, what are the odds that the new owners of this site are NOT among the internet casinos who are already spamming my Gmail account as a result of Caesars or MGM or Penn Gaming or Resorts or...selling my info?



The odds are slim, perhaps.

But if you're on Facebook, use Google or Gmail, Twitter, etc, etc, then much more information about you is already available for purchase (one reason my Facebook profile is woefully incomplete, as FB reminds me every other minute).

What about the articles published here, including the various hotel reviews? Mike paid for first run rights, sure. They can stay published here until the Big Rip, no problem. But I don't think they can be re-published elsewhere without permission.
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socks
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September 19th, 2014 at 2:30:25 PM permalink
Congratulations Mike.
100xOdds
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September 19th, 2014 at 2:31:59 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

Surprised I have not seen it here yet, but according to an article on calvinayre.com, our humble leader Mr. Shackleford has sold the wizard of odds and WoV websites to latestcasinobonuses.com but will stay on as a staff writer. Congratulations Michael, you have definitely put an immeasurable amount of hard work into your sites over the years and the entire gambling community from recreational players to ap owe you thanks, and deserve every dollar. I hope not much changes although I'm sure there will be more advertising.



congrats on the $2.35M!!

but why sell WoV?!
you said yourself WoV doesn't generate any $.
and its the same 20 or people that post with some newbies here and there that last a month.

and since the site is sold, whats the story with JuicyJennie?!
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AxelWolf
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September 19th, 2014 at 2:32:07 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

I hope that the Casino Chip of the Day thread that I started (4,646 posts and 688,217 views so far) helped to draw traffic to the site and thereby helped a little toward letting Mike make a few bucks from his efforts. However, considering some of the posts above, I'm not all that sure that I should continue with this stuff. I assume that all of the discussion items that I posted (as well as PMs sent and received) have been archived and will be in the hands of whoever owns the site. At least the photographic images I posted (both chips and scenic views) belong to me and have never been stored on this site. I don't know whether the images in the one review article I wrote are stored here now or not.

Don't pat yourself on the back to hard, cut that number by about 75% on just the views alone.

EVERY TIME you do ANYTHING IT COUNTS AS A NEW VIEW .IE When you post a picture, when you navigate from page to page, when you use a format code, wen you post the format code when you close the tread, when you post, any time you click a link and come back it counts as at least 2 views, anytime something moves it counts, no matter what it is. Even if you edit something it counts as 2 views.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
KingJohn
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September 19th, 2014 at 2:39:16 PM permalink
Long time lurker, always enjoyed this site and everybody is jumping ship??

Does this give a freepass for GR8 to make a comeback??

Do think the very recently solictored for donations should be refunded.
Nareed
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September 19th, 2014 at 2:42:16 PM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

congrats on the $2.35M!!

but why sell WoV?!
you said yourself WoV doesn't generate any $.



Sites that don't generate any money, vs being paid $2+ millions for those sites.

Hm. I wish I had that problem.
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100xOdds
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September 19th, 2014 at 2:51:07 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Sites that don't generate any money, vs being paid $2+ millions for those sites.

Hm. I wish I had that problem.



This deal applies to all my Wizard sites: this one, Wizard of Vegas, Wizard of Macau and Las Apuestas.mx.

so I guess i'll be seeing everyone on the Wiz's DT site next month?
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100xOdds
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September 19th, 2014 at 2:54:57 PM permalink
wiz- did you contact any business professionals about the $2.35M for your site?

I would have figured WoO be worth 8 figures since it's basically the goto site for all things gambling.

and now everyone:
download the WoO website onto your hard drive before that info disappears/gets altered/becomes a pay site!
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Mission146
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September 19th, 2014 at 2:55:18 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

Yeah, good for him. Now he has money and spammers have all of our information, including every PM that we have ever sent.

Thanks Mike! Enjoy your money.



Mike has no way of accessing PM's not related to him, is my understanding, so I doubt if the sale of the site would have changed the way the message board is coded. We have no access to PM's or passwords.
Vultures can't be choosers.

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