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How to start your career as a casino reviewer

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The online casino industry has become incredibly popular over the last few years, and there are now more gamblers than ever before trying to choose which casino is best for them. Every online casino claims to offer the best bonuses, games selection, promotions, and perks, so it can be very difficult to know which claims to trust and which to investigate further. 

On top of that, those who are new to online gambling are likely to get confused by the terms and conditions for things like the welcome bonus, deposits, and withdrawals. We are all guilty of gliding through these long walls of texts on various websites, and it is often the same when registering for an online casino. However, the terms and conditions – if not read and understood fully – can really frustrate some gamblers. 

There is a definite need for competent, creative, and efficient casino reviewers to translate the legalese of the terms and conditions of casino bonuses into plain English and to help gamblers sort the wheat from the chaff. If you think you might want to start a career in the online casino industry as a reviewer, this might be your big chance. 

Reviewing the online casino industry 

It’s no surprise that so many people are interested in working in the online casino industry right now because the entire industry is growing rapidly. Initially a small industry, over the course of the last 10 years or so, it has essentially exploded in popularity. In fact, the online casino industry is so popular now that it is likely to eclipse its brick-and-mortar counterparts in terms of both revenue and popularity. 

There are several reasons why the online casino industry has become so incredibly popular. One reason is that the technology has advanced to a stage where it is possible for online casinos to host thousands of different games on a secure, easy-to-navigate platform that performs well both on desktop and mobile applications. The average costs of entry-level laptops and mobile devices have also been reduced, and a second-hand market has sprung up, resulting in such tech becoming more accessible than ever before. 

Another key reason is that local, regional, and federal jurisdictions around the world have begun reconsidering their regulation of gambling. Just a few years ago, gambling both online and in-person was heavily restricted around the world, particularly in the United States. Since then, many governments have reconsidered their strict stances on gambling and liberalized their regulations of such activities. 

The online gambling industry has gotten so large that there really is a need in the industry for good-quality, efficient casino reviewers. There are hundreds of online casinos, and more are launched every week. In order to stand apart from the competition, casinos offer a range of online casino bonuses to new and returning players. There is a real need for reviewers to assess the market and assist potential gamblers with finding the casinos that best suit their individual tastes

The 411 on reviewing casinos

It is worth taking a moment to reflect on why you want to review casinos in the first place. Is it because you have spent a lot of time on different casino platforms, and you want to help other gamblers find the best platforms and avoid the mistakes you made? Is it because you want to get into an industry while it is just starting to take off to see where it might bring you professionally? Or is it because you really enjoy writing, and you think you may have found a way to write while also supporting yourself financially?

For most casino reviewers slots, it is a mix of all three motivations to varying degrees, and all reasons are valid. However, if you do not yet have much experience with the online casino industry but still want to break into the market as a reviewer, you will need to do your research. 

This does not mean that if you are not a gambler, you cannot be a reviewer – many reviewers never gamble at all. However, what it does mean is that you will need to familiarize yourself with the industry by reading dozens of reviews, checking out industry news updates, and getting comfortable navigating through various online casinos. 

Breaking into the industry 

If you have done your research and you still want to break into the market, there are several fairly simple and easy steps to take to get started. The tech industry is booming, and it can be difficult to know where to look when deciding on a career in the tech industry, but thankfully the online casino industry is a little more clear-cut than others. 

You can set up a profile on a number of freelance writing platforms and mention in your bio that you are interested in writing casino reviews. If you want to attract the attention of potential clients, you can even write a few reviews of varying lengths and include them as part of your profile. 

Another option is to try directly reaching out to some of the different online casino review aggregator sites and asking how you can join them in writing reviews. It is worth contacting platforms of all different sizes because you never know which ones might need a new contributor. LinkedIn is also a great place to check for different roles as a reviewer and to connect with potential clients. 

Generally, it takes a bit of work to get your foot in the door, but once you have developed a portfolio of writing and a number of clients, you will be able to rely on continued work and referrals from them. If you can hustle for the first few months and put in the extra effort to get noticed, then you are likely to get a foothold in the industry and take it from there.

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Christopher Stern
Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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