Posted 3/5/11 : Top information portal takes a look at what attracts players to new casinos
 
The popular online gambling information site Casinomeister is currently running a multi-vote player poll to determine what attracts punters to a new online casino site – a question that is certainly of interest to any operator.
 
Thus far the poll has received an enthusiastic response, with players – mainly experienced online gamblers – casting their votes for a range of possible attractions that are individually appealing to them.
 
The frustration of US players denied access to many internet gambling websites by operators with a wary eye on US enforcement action is evident in some of the reactions to the poll.
 
As we  went to press at the weekend, the poll looked like this:
 
59.57 percent placed importance on information from reliable forums;
 
44.68 percent favour a good signup matchplay bonus (with reasonable amount/WR);
 
29.79 percent like a No-Deposit signup bonus;
 
23.40 percent are influenced by the software platform in use;
 
21.28 percent are attracted by a particular game they want to play on;
 
17.02 percent lean toward a 25/30/50/x Free Spins offer;
 
14.89 percent had unspecified preferences not covered in the poll;
 
  6.38 percent liked the idea of a defined time or value freeplay promotion.
 
Good news for newbie operators or companies launching fresh sites is that 31.91 percent of voters said they frequently try out new internet casinos, although 27.66 percent were more cautious and said they rarely gave new casinos their money.