On 1st November 2009 TheGamblingTimes.com introduced a two-tier membership system resulting in Free members and Premium members. One advantage of Premium membership is having access to TGT’s Premium (private) forums which are the only forums on our website where specific sportsbook and casino bonus offers, questions and advice should be posted.
However, after the introduction of the membership system, specific bonus questions continue to appear in non-Premium areas. As our biggest duty is to our Premium members (although we try to treat everyone well!), we believe that allowing what could be classed as Premium content to be posted in non-Premium areas devalues the Premium membership fee payers.
On a practical level, such activity causes moderation issues too; duplication of questions means duplication of answers which is a poor use of our resources and unlike duplicate posts within the Premium sections which can be merged together, to merge a Free member’s duplicate thread into the correct Premium area would mean the poster would then not be able to see answers to their own question!
Therefore, as of 1st June 2010, we will begin enforcing our Premium content posting policy more vigourously. This will mean Premium content which is posted outside of Premium areas will be moved into the Premium areas or otherwise treated as deemed appropriate by us and users will be reminded of our posting policy. General questions remain welcome in our Player Support section but they must be general queries, strategy ideas or advice and NOT questions relating specifically to any one gaming site's bonus.
As we have always pointed out, there are other free-to-use sites such as Beatingbonuses (Casinos), Rpoints (Casinos and Bookmakers) and Moneysavingexpert (Bookmakers) where questions can be asked. These sites have different advice to TGT but that does not make them wrong as such and if you want something for free then go to them.
Another free resource at TGT is the reviews of every site it is worth having an account:
The Gambling Times | Bookmakers, Reviewed By The Gambling Times | Claim Cashback
The Gambling Times | Casino, Reviewed By The Gambling Times | Claim Cashback
The Gambling Times | Poker-sites, Reviewed By The Gambling Times | Claim Cashback
There is no gaurantee or promise there will be bonuses on TGT premium forums which cannot be found by somebody with a decent grasp of how to use Google. However, what is unique about TGT is the help, tips and advice on how to best use it to maximise its value and your entertainment from it.
This approach is not about ‘making’ people pay £28 to get an answer to a question. It is about making sure our forum is streamlined, that our resources are being used well, and that the Premium service we offer is being received by Premium members only.