RealMoney.Games About Us
Hi. Welcome to the RealMoney.games about page.
I’m Steve, the owner, creator of, and almost sole author of everything you’ll read on this site. That’s me to the right (or further below if you’re reading this on a mobile phone). It’s a passport photo for now, hence the expression!
Before we go into some detail around the ‘reason to be for’ this site, I’d like to make a few very important points about the material we cover here and the way it’s done……
1. Real money gaming invariably involves forms of gambling. Not all the time, but in a significant number of games you will need to be risking money you have in order to (hopefully) win more of it. There are ways to limit that risk of losing money, for instance in tournament gaming, but nevertheless it is a risk.
It’s not my intention to glorify gambling or any aspect of it in any way, and I take as reasonable steps as possible to avoid sensationalizing any aspects of what you will read here.
Well I mentioned that gambling comes with risks. In some cases they can be big risks, and addiction is one of them. I believe that’s avoidable, but I can only say that from personal experience, and that may not apply to you. If you have any concern that you may be prone to addiction (and in the case of real money gaming that might have far reaching negative consequences) then I’d advise you just don’t get involved.
It’s not all bad of course and the debate about whether gambling is good or bad will have supporters on both sides. Gambling can be seen as a source of some great entertainment – and one which might at the same time return you some extra cash – as long as you are in control of it and it’s not controlling you.
You can read more about the risks and steps you can take to avoid them on the responsible gambling page.
I’ll just say here – if you do read anything on any of the pages that does seem to be sensationalizing any of the games or operators, please let me know and I’ll take steps to correct it.
I really do want to provide information, not enticement. That’s not the point of the site.
2. Realmoney.games doesn’t operate on an affiliate model as do many gambling-type sites you’ll come across. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that model – and in the right cases where it adds value to readers I wouldn’t be totally averse to using it. I don’t have an ethical problem with it (if I did then in theory I wouldn’t be writing about the subject anyway).
I don’t like it though, simply because it can lead to a situation where you are deliberately promoting one operator in favor of others, even if that operator may not be the real best choice. The intent of course being to make more money from suggesting those operators.
In general, this site is a labor of love. Not of money-making. Sure it would be nice to at least cover operating costs and maybe even have a little left over. I’m not that daft!
The site does make a small amount of money from other forms of advertising, though that income is pretty much just enough to fund the site and what it needs to keep running, resolve issues, improve visibility etc.
In ten years time, if RealMoney.games is seen as a complete/trusted resource for all types of real money gaming even though it hasn’t reached any real level of financial success , I’ll have achieved what I wanted to achieve. And sometimes the achievement of a goal is what really counts.
3. I said a few minutes ago about the content you’ll find here that mainly it’s come from my own hand (and experience). Given the broad nature of our subject I couldn’t possibly know about every aspect of every type of game. So a very limited number of pages may be written by other contributors. These will almost always be written by experts in their field, and they’ll always have been vetted by me for accuracy and value before publication.
If you do want to contribute to or correct anything you read in any way, again please feel free to contact me.
OK. Let’s say a little more about me and the site…..
So what gives me specifically the authority to write valuable and trustworthy articles on real money gaming?
Well, the main answer to that is around 40 years of gambling experience, plus around 10 years of writing informative words on other websites all based on that same experience.
In that 40 years I’ve been actively engaged in various forms of gambling. I’ve won money and lost it. I’ve had some great times and some not so great. But fortunately I’ve managed to control it and learned a whole bunch of valuable lessons.
There’s a little more personal stuff about me further below, but for now all this brings us to the point of Realmoney.games. games itself……
Which is of course to deliver useful information about the different types of games that can be played for cash prizes, where you can play them, and some incidental info about how you can get the best out of the experience.
I can’t say a lot more than that. To find out more just navigate to the home page and start from there.
Living with a long term partner (Beth) in a small village in the middle of England near Leicester.
We have a lovely 13 year old boy, an absolute diamond. I just turned 60. I have two older children from a previous marriage – Lewis and Chloe. I’m very proud of both. It looks like Lewis is going to be following in my footsteps, he’s already picking winners on the horses and has collected on a couple of football accumulators. Chloe finished university with great grades and is a very sensible girl. She has just landed a government job in Brussels.
One of my my real passions is for horse racing.
Right from the time my Dad gave me my first ever winner back in 1977 – £3 to win on Strawhill at 8 to 1 – I’ve been in love with the horses. The sport of kings – thundering hooves, flying leaps, the rush of adrenaline when yours is getting close, and the glow that comes from getting one over on the bookies, no matter how big or small the return.
It’s actually not about the money, it’s about the passion, the participation. Of course, winning is great, but I’ve experienced more emotion on occasions when losing narrowly, or realizing I’ve watched a titanic battle even if my horse wasn’t involved. I’ve cried with the knowledge that I saw something special, and can almost touch the memories of those historic races – Diamond Edge just beaten in The Whitbread, Path Of Peace romping home in the November Handicap mud at 25-1, and more recently Imperial Commander beaten by the width of a piece of paper by the irrepressible Kauto Star, truly one of the greatest chasers ever.
Imperial Commander was carrying the weight of my biggest ever bet in that race, and the fact that I lost lets me make a very strong point that I really want you to understand – and that point is that it’s all supposed to be fun. Treat your betting as an enjoyable pastime, only play with what you can afford to lose, recognize that there’s always the possibility of losing. Read and understand the responsible gambling page. Understand the importance of betting banks and bankroll management.
They say you should write about what you know, and I do know gambling. I’ve tried the systems, I’ve read the books, I’ve played slots, tournaments, casino games, lotteries, and pretty much every type of gaming we cover.
I’ve trawled through hundreds of gambling websites over the years researching information.
In the end, winning is down to study, skill, persistence, luck, and taking the right opportunities – plus the ability to accept losses as well as winnings – and keep going.
Together we’re going to have a lot of fun trying to find some good winners, be it through horse racing, casino games, poker, bingo or any of our other featured money winning games.
Let’s do it carefully.