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About GambleJoe

GambleJoe is an online casino portal where players can compare and review online casinos. In addition, our portal offers serious information in the form of news, authentic casino reviews, winning videos and much more.

Who is behind Gamblejoe?

My name is Daniel and I'm the founder and CEO of GambleJoe. I was born in October 1982 in Stuttgart and I am a computer scientist / system integration specialist. I started playing at the end of 2009 when I was sitting in my friend's pub and saw the Novoline slot machine. Since then I have been playing regularly with Tobias, a friend and former business colleague, at Novoline and Merkur slot machines.

Matthias joined the project in July 2015. Matthias was born in Berlin in December 1985 and now lives in Malta. He is the founder and CEO of a web development company and, together with Daniel's team, takes care of the technical development of our website. As well as being a true Berliner, Matthias is a passionate gambler and high roller who has been playing high-stakes online and land-based casinos since 2003.

The history of GambleJoe

GambleJoe was created by myself at the end of 2012. It all started in 2008 when I had a breakdown and during that time I spent most of my time in the pub, regularly playing slot machines and unfortunately I became addicted to gambling. Most of the time I played alone, but sometimes with my friend and former work colleague Tobias in this pub on the three Merkur and Novoline slot machines. A short time later, we also played in gambling halls and lost all our savings in a short time. Despite these negative experiences, we continued to play regularly until August 2011, when most of our winnings were gone.

In August 2011, I entered a land-based casino for the first time and played on slot machines. Why should I lose more money playing online than in land-based casinos? Still, I was sceptical, so I always recorded my gaming sessions on video. These videos can be used as evidence in case an online casino has problems with payouts. After a short time, I realised that I can lose money in online casinos, but not so fast. However, I can win sums that are difficult or impossible to achieve in land-based casinos. Since I was also winning larger amounts and the payouts were smooth, I decided to play only in online casinos and stay away from land-based casinos.

After recommending several casino sites, I was directed to a dubious online casino that was having problems with its first payout. When I asked the site operators, I received either no response or a standard response from a large marketing company that owns almost all casino websites.

Obviously, I was disappointed by what had happened and decided to develop the first large and reputable online casino portal in the German-speaking world. With the original "proof videos", I had also discovered a unique selling point for GambleJoe: At that time, there was no casino website that regularly published real winning videos from online casino gaming sessions!

With the aim of creating real added value, I started developing our GambleJoe website in August 2012 with the support of Tobias. However, at the beginning of 2013 Tobias voluntarily started a therapy for his gambling addiction and withdrew from the project. Unfortunately, I had no choice but to continue this project alone for a long time.

As time went on, GambleJoe became more and more popular and gained more and more trust from the player community. In addition to running this portal, I answered every player request and tried to do my best to help personally. During this time I met many other players - including Matthias - with whom I stayed in touch and also organised some gambling sessions.

In May 2015 I wanted to stop this project for personal reasons, but Matthias persuaded me to continue. At the same time he offered me his help and cooperation in the development of GambleJoe. With an improved concept, I travelled to Berlin a month later to meet Matthias in person. We got on well and decided to work together in the future and develop the portal together.

A lot has happened since then, I even travelled to Malta and incorporated my company called GJ International Limited. Originally the company was set up to increase the legal security of this portal. Due to the mostly friendly people, the better player protection (there are no slot machines outside the casinos) and the depression reducing climate, I decided to turn my back on Germany (March 2016) and moved completely to Malta.

Today, GambleJoe has become the best and most successful online casino portal in the German-speaking world thanks to our hard work, patience and creativity, but above all our high level of trustworthiness. We will remain true to our principles and always put the player first.

Why the name GambleJoe?

GambleJoe is a nickname given to me by the landlord of the pub where I started playing the slots.

Originally, when I started developing this portal, I was looking for another domain name that contained the keywords "casino" or "online casino". Unfortunately, every domain was already taken, so I decided to use the name GambleJoe as the domain and brand name for this portal.

What is so special about GambleJoe?

Our portal has many unique selling points in the online casino sector. Many ideas have been implemented for the first time on GambleJoe:

  • We are the first online casino portal powered by real players.
  • All our casino reviews are 100% authentic.
  • We were the first ones who regularly publishes real money winning videos of online casinos.
  • We were the first ones to allow visitors to rate online casinos.
  • We put players first, not online casinos or Google.
  • We have grown natural for years and not because of added spam & co.
  • We are also critical if we need to.
  • The software for this portal was developed by ourself and is not a modular system.
  • Under the section Beginners, we provide valuable, not gambling-glorifying educational work on different topics. Also, we were the first to provide in-depth information on the operation of offline and online slot machines, payout percentage, variance, and so on.
  • We are real people who value their users and like to help and advise them personally within our capabilities.

How to earn money with this online casino portal?

Like almost every website, we are funded by advertising. A project of this size requires a lot of work and we want and need to make money to keep ourselves and this project alive.

But we are still independent because we are not dependent on individual online casinos. If we become aware of dubious practices at any of our listed casinos and can confirm them, we will immediately remove them from our list, solely for the sake of gaming integrity and player solidarity.

Dubious online casinos that are listed on our site damage the long-term reputation of GambleJoe. Therefore they are removed immediately. Compared to other websites that are launched overnight by large and soulless marketing companies and then deleted, we have put years of work into this portal. Because of this long-term approach, we have a strong interest in keeping our listed online casinos clean.

GambleJoe is aimed exclusively at user whose allowed to play legally with his current location in online casinos and does not violate the current law.
It is the responsibility of the user to inform himself about the current legal situation. Gambling is prohibited for children and adolescents under the age of 18.
GambleJoe is a registered trademark with the EUIPO of GJ International Ltd.

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