So what is Bitcoin Casino Kings all about? Who is behind the site and who is Jakob?
How did it all start? Keep on reading to learn more!
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What is Bitcoin Casino Kings and who is Jakob?
My name is Jakob and I am the founder of the website Bitcoin Casino Kings. The site was founded in March 2015 when the domain also got registered.
Bitcoin Casino Kings is a Bitcoin and crypto casino review website. My goal for the website is to be the best and most trusted Bitcoin casino review page out there.
My site includes a lot of reviews of Bitcoin and crypto casinos and betting sites. I also write articles about news on Bitcoin gambling world. New casinos emerge almost every month and new bonuses and promotions start now and then.
On Bitcoin Casino Kings you can also write user reviews and ratings about the crypto gambling sites. This is my main goal at the moment to make the review system better and more trusted among readers. A lot of work still to be done!
Bitcoin Casino Kings is a so called affiliate website, so I get monetary compensation from the players I send to casinos. Not all other casino review sites are quite clear on this, but I want to be honest.
However this doesn’t make your winnings or profits any smaller. Actually it can be even the opposite: I am continuously negotiating with the casino managers for a better deposit bonuses and deals like free spins. At this point my site lists over 45 exclusive bonuses that are not available anywhere else.
In general, affiliate websites are one way to casinos to attract more players. In the online world and internet marketing, this is a very common method.
Also some popular travel blogs make money with hotel and travel affiliation deals. But despite of that, they can still be very trusted sources of information – especially if they are open with their affiliate business model!
And of course big online marketplaces like Ebay and Amazon have an affiliate programs. So it is quite natural that also online casinos have affiliate programs as a one way of attracting players to their site, and not to the competitor’s site.
My goal is to make the most trusted crypto casino review site out there. And this can’t be done if the reviews are biased or dishonest. Being honest and open – that is the way to go I think.
If you get money from the casino sites, does it affect the reviews?
I try to be as objective and honest as possible while writing the reviews. My goal is to make the most trusted crypto casino review site out there and that cannot be done with false or dishonest reviews.
I don’t advertise my site anywhere, the only visitors come from Google searches. Google likes high quality content where people spend time and love to share for instance in forums or social media.
So, the only way for me to get more visitors and make the site better is, to make trusted and honest reviews. I don’t want to misguide anyone. There is enough fake news and sites on the internet already. I want to spread good. From the gambler – to the gamblers! Nothing more, nothing less.
How did it all start?
I think somewhere around 2013 me and my friend found Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Back then it seemed like a fun tech project with no real use. The idea behind blockchain was anyway interesting.
Later on, I bought a few Bitcoins at a price of $200. About six months later I sold most of them for $400. It wasn’t until a few years after that when I first heard about the expression HODL.
Somewhere around January or February of 2015 I reached out to another friend of mine about some project related to Bitcoin. Neither one of us could code but we both enjoyed online sports betting and poker playing (perhaps some online casinos too).
That lead to the idea of a Bitcoin casino website. We started lookingaround the internet. Are there any sites yet? There were few, but not very high quality. My friend had some background in website and affiliate business, so this idea lead to my own website.
Like most people, I need to make a living. At the moment, this website is my day job as well as my only source of income.
I do everything myself, so there is a lot of work to do! There are a lot of costs to fast hosting, office rent, special website tools and now and I would like to be able to pay myself a salary every now and then. This is why most blogs and websites have affiliate links on their sites, unless they are selling ads or monetizing the website some other way.
I would never recommend a shady casino even if it would bring higher short term results. I prefer growing the site slowly and getting happy customers and good feedback.
In my opinion, being open about affiliate links is the best way to go and you can still produce high quality content.
Where did the website name come from?
If I remember correct, it was March 2015 in Malta. Some beers was involved and we were brainstorming names for the site. Back then, many of the search engine optimization guides said that the domain has to have the most important keyword in it. Things have changed a bit since then.
So the domain had to include both Bitcoin and Casino. If I remember correctly, we had a good laugh about terrible names but bitcoincasinokings.com came out of nowhere.
Learning by doing
The beginning wasn’t easy as I’m not a professional coder. The only thing I knew was the basics of Photoshop. I did make a website in school when I was about 13 but the online world had changed a lot since 1997.
I started learning about HTML, CSS, website publishing tools, hosting services, website speed optimization, search engine optimization, cryptocurrencies, gambling world…a lot of things. One step at a time, slowly the site started to come together.
The site was very basic in the beginning and to be honest, not very good. There were no visitors and no income so I forgot the site for over a year. I had another day job and many hobbies, so I just hadn’t the time and interest for the website.
In the spring of 2018 I got sick and tired of my old day job. I had some savings that allowed me to take some time off. I decided to quit my job in the beginning of summer 2018 and thought – why not try and do this website full time and see how things go?
I’m not going to lie, the first months were hard but now things are finally running smoothly. I’m happy to call this my full time day job.. These days, I have also started doing SEO (Search engine optimization) for other companies. I would say my true passion is SEO but gambling and gaming are very important hobbies to me.
Something about me
My name is Jakob King and I am now 39 years old. That is not my real name, but you could call it a pseudonym like Satoshi Nakamoto (ps. not comparing myself to Satoshi). So my name is not real, but everything else on this site is real and true.
If you want to win, hire a Finn
I was born in Finland in 1983 and I’m still Finnish citizen. If you don’t know, the Nordic countries are Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.
The Finnish stereotype is that we are shy, honest but really trustworthy and good at team work. If you happen to find a Finn who can talk, you’ll find that we are very friendly. Some people find us being very strange (like F1 legend Kimi Räikkönen) but we like how we are and won’t change – why should we?
Since I was younger, I’ve always loved computers and technology. My first contact with internet was around 1995 or 1996 when I was 12 or 13. I was in a school tech camp and the teacher (who was a hardcore nerd) introduced us to this new thing called internet. We used mIRC and surfed some basic websites.
I have also always loved also computer games. But when the online poker boom started in 2006 or 2007, I was hooked. Myself and all of my friends started playing online, hoping to become the next poker star. Some of my friends did quite well and played professionally for many years. However, my own poker career didn’t go so well.
I decided to continue with my studies and forget about my poker dreams. I studied mathematics, physics and chemistry at Eastern Finland University before graduating as a teacher in these subjects. Following graduation I did teach high school for years which I enjoyed but in the end I felt I needed a change.
Bitcoin Casino Kings comes to life
Here comes Bitcoin Casino Kings!!!
I am doing everything on the site. Updating, writing, developing etc. I am not a master at any of it but I do know the basics of a lot of them,
It’s now 2022 I live in Tallinn, Estonia, where my office is also located. Tallinn is actually only a 30 minutes flight from the Finnish capital Helsinki so it wasn’t a very big change for me. It’s easy to start a new company in Estonia as there isn’t a lot of bureaucracy. Also, Estonia happens to have a large Finnish community of IT workers, especially in affiliate and gambling websites, so it felt like the natural choice moving here.
My motto is: If you really want to, you can learn (almost) anything. The story continues and let’s see where crypto gambling is heading in 2023!
Thank you for reading! Hodl and have fun!