Created and Last updated: May 17, 2019. TO BE AMENDED SOON!

American Gambler is powered by the community’s thirst for betting knowledge and requires quality, reliable answers—no matter how big or small—to drive the platform. The editorial team ensures all answers comprise only fact-checked and verified information to ensure American Gambler remains credible. Therefore, it’s important to follow the community guidelines and understand how to get your content published.

General Principles

American Gambler was built to provide a safe environment where discussion and debate is encouraged—as long as users behave decently and share their opinions in a proper manner, much like the United States. This means adhering to the platform’s general principles, which prohibits the use of profanity, harassment hate speech

Harassment and Behaviour

Aggressive behaviour or unwanted intimidation will not be tolerated on the website. Abuse of this kind can result in an account suspension. If you don’t have anything nice or helpful to contribute, it’s okay to just read.

Hate Speech

Attacks or abusive remarks against an individual or group based on their religion, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, political group or similar prejudice will not be tolerated. Behaviour of this sort will result in an account suspension. You wouldn’t say it to their face, so don’t post it on the internet.

Discussions concerning these topics should still be phrased in a fair, friendly and impartial manner.

User Identity

Your profile should use your real name or legal business name. Do not impersonate another person or create multiple accounts. American Gambler wishes to promote credibility above all else and encourages everyone to use their real names and bios.

Avatars are allowed but cannot contain explicit language, racially or politically charged images, or any nudity whatsoever. American Gambler reserves the right to judge these on a case-by-case basis, resulting in either a warning or account suspension.

Intellectual Property

Don’t steal. Infringing on intellectual property of other parties is forbidden by law, and any content containing this kind of information will be removed. Always provide a link to sources when possible, and direct quotes should be attributed to the creator.

Spam

The platform is not an opportunity to promote one’s own interests or spread irrelevant information. Advertising, phishing and spreading malware is strictly against American Gambler rules, and spamming of any kind will be punished.

Talking about your product or start-up company can be okay as long as it’s helpful and relevant to the conversation, but repetitive pushing of links or content of this kind isn’t allowed.

American Gambler reserves the right to distinguish between spam, advertisement and helpful, relevant content.

Be helpful and Respectful

American Gambler’s primary goal is to help others. To do this, it’s your responsibility to ensure you answer questions and engage with others respectfully. Content must be reliable, relevant and preferably submitted in fluent English e.g. posts written with poor grammar or text speak may not be approved (don’t worry, American Gambler’s team of editors can decipher most things).

QUESTIONS

  • Ask anything betting related. E.g. “Can I bet on the NFL in New York?” or “What are the odds Joe Biden will become the next U.S. president?”

All questions are subject to review and must be approved by the American Gambler editorial team before publication on the website.

  • Questions must relate to gambling but can be as specific or as broad as you like. Fro example, don’t be afraid to ask whether the Mets can win the World Series this season.
  • Every question must have true intent to obtain information and should not be used as a promotion of one’s own ideas or statements.
  • Questions should be as concise as possible.
  • It’s essential to check your question hasn’t already been submitted on American Gambler. The platform is built to recognise duplicate questions, but it’s possible not every replica will be caught in submission.
  • If duplicate questions occur, the post submitted more recently will be removed.

ANSWERS

  • Be concise and original
  • Provide helpful information
  • Do not use derogatory language
  • Provide links where applicable

All answers are subject to review and must be approved by the American Gambler editorial team before publication on the website.

  • Answers must be backed up by sources where applicable, with links provided to ensure the information being given can be trusted by the American Gambler community.
  • Answers must always contribute to the discussion and must not contain misleading or irrelevant information.
  • It’s forbidden to answer your own questions. Submit an article instead.
  • Answers must be at least 50 words and cannot exceed 500 words.
  • Profanity and excessive use of symbols is not permitted.

ARTICLES

  • Articles can be interviews, match previews, reports or opinion pieces on betting trends or legislation—you decide.
  • Provide helpful information
  • Do not use derogatory language
  • Provide links where applicable and do not plagiarise

All articles are subject to review and must be approved by the American Gambler editorial team before publication on the website.

  • Not everyone is a professional writer, but American Gambler holds a standard on what content is considered publishable. Articles containing excessive spelling errors, poor grammar, unusual characters or too many capitalised words etc. will be sent back to the author for revisions.
  • Articles differ from answers in that they will be submitted by users who are particularly passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience with the community. Talk about betting strategy or vocalise your thoughts and opinions on gambling industry. Articles are also an opportunity to gain subscribers and perhaps become recognised as an American Gambler expert yourself.
  • Articles must be made up of reliable and accurate information. If something is stated as fact but isn’t common knowledge, it’s important to provide proper sourcing (i.e. a URL link) for it to be considered credible.
  • Plagiarism is not tolerated and all articles should be original. Sections that refer to or are taken from other sources should be presented in block quotes.
  • Articles must contain at least 350 words.
  • Take your time. Articles can be saved as drafts on your profile page and updated at a later time.
  • Be creative when thinking of topics. Articles can be interviews, match previews, reports or opinion pieces on betting trends or legislation—you decide.

COMMENTS/PREDICTIONS CHAT

The comments section is a forum space for users to discuss anything related to the topic in question, or make predictions for upcoming sports events or gambling markets. These must adhere to the same policy guidelines as questions and answers (see above) in regards to the type of language and content that is permitted.

REVIEWS

Reviews must be based on genuine experiences of any respective and should not be submitted with motive to unfairly discredit or inflate the reputation of a gambling operator.

POINTS

Share knowledge and earn points!
Earn points by contributing to the platform with your questions, reviews, predictions, answers and published articles. Points are automatically added to your account and can be exchanged for real money and great freebies in the AmericanGambler online store.
What earns what?
Question – 1 point
Review – 3 points
Prediction – 5 points
Answer – 10 points
Article – 15 points
Rewards:
150 POINTS – We send you our branded AmericanGambler t-shirt (size large until further notice).
350 POINTS – You get free 50 USD credited to your Paypal account.
1000 POINTS – You get access to our online store, where you can exchange points for real money and freebies. Live in July 2019.
Your points are shown on your profile page.
OUR EXPERT BADGE
How to become “Our Expert” and get paid?
AmericanGambler.com’s team selects the best contributors for the platform, awarding them with an “Our Expert” badge and paying monthly commissions for their content.
To qualify for the selection, you have to get at least 10 quality articles published monthly on the platform.

Reporting Problems

The report function is there for users to flag content they feel breaches American Gambler’s policies and guidelines. Users found to be in violation of these rules could see their account suspended or cancelled.

Note: A flag does not necessarily mean action will be taken, and American Gambler’s editorial team reserves the right to judge each case as it sees fit.