Slots Guide used to house two very popular online slots forums featuring message boards discussing online slots, online casinos, online bingo sites and so much more. There was also a very active online poker forum community sharing very interesting poker blogs (the best of which we have moved into the main site now) and a whole lot more besides.
Unfortunately the online slots forum became a full time job just trying to find ways to combat spammers. We closed the forum for a year and then once we were much further along with Slots Guide we decided to give it another try. We installed numerous anti spam plug-ins and tightened our security measures to the extreme. Alas even this was not good enough and we were inundated with Russian and Ukrainian spammers. So we closed the forum again but kept it semi-live while we searched for even more security measures. These seemed to work.
So with a secure online slots forum ready to re-open we finally got completely sucker punched by hackers. At slots guide we piss quite a few people off… we upset casinos, casino chains, casino managers and affiliate managers because we try and bring you guys the truth and black list more casinos than we recommend. We also get on the nerves of massive casino portals (not mentioning any names) because we criticize them for actively promoting casinos who will never ever pay you or giving 9’s and 10’s out of 10 for truly woeful casinos even though even their own visitors are always criticizing them (Get the truth? Then avoid these horrible so called review sites). Finally we have also disappointment a few people who wanted to buy Slots Guide from us.
So take your pick of who is trying to destroy Slots Guide. It could be none of the above though, it could just be hobby spammers and hackers. Or it could be any one of a million online casino portals who try to bring everyone else down so they can be seen in google. Either way it has provided us with days and days of extra work trying to fix our website… which on top of full time jobs really is not what we needed. It has also led us to take the sad decision of removing our forum for good. We are bitterly upset about having to do this but that apparently is the sad state of the world in which we live.