CHUCK – Casino On Net is one of the pioneers of Internet gambling. When did you first open for business?
DAVID – The idea was conceived in 1996, and the beta version was released early in 1997. The first actual bets, for real money, were received in June 1997.
Do you think that Internet gambling is still growing in popularity?
There is no doubt. We see an increase in every parameter, every month: more people visiting our site, more people downloading and more people playing for real money. There are many players that are still apprehensive about the security and reliability of Internet gambling, and as the industry gains more recognition and consumer confidence, the increase will be even greater.
In what countries are most of your customers located?
There is a large population from North America, but we have players from almost every other part of the world as well. As the Internet gains popularity around the world, we should see a great increase in these numbers.
When’s the busiest time of day?
Once you have a certain amount of players constantly on-line, the load tends to even out. Having players from all time zones takes care of that.
You recently started offering multi-player games. How has the response been so far?
Actually our first beta version back in 1996 had the 789 multi-player feature already incorporated. We were the first – and for a long time the only – on-line casino to offer real money multi-player tables. This is probably one of the reasons for our great success – it gives people a good feeling to be playing and chatting with others.
What are the most popular games at Casino On Net?
The most popular are Blackjack, Roulette and Slots, and then Video Poker and Baccarat. We are soon to add the game of Craps.
Do you offer any comps or incentives?
We have an extensive bonus and comps plan. Bonuses: a new player receives a bonus of 20% on his first deposit. In addition, we hold a monthly raffle in which we hand out approximately $50,000 worth of bonuses between our players. We also have a comp points system, in which the player earns points by simply playing Casino on Net. These points can then be converted into cash.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about your casino?
We take special pride in our customer support department. We guarantee players a prompt, polite and friendly response to every inquiry. This has been another element in our success – keeping our customers pleased.