Whilst casibot and sites like BB, no doubt made a contribution to the death of casino bonus hunting, they were not the main cause of the decline.
Without doubt the main reason was the loss of the American market.
My contacts in the industry told me that the U.S. market was 80% of their turnover. So a mid rage casino with a turnove of 100,000 a week, sudenly saw its turnover fall to 20,000 a week. The U.S. players were Im told pretty dumb too, when it came to playing