Gambling forums are a great way to learn more about gambling and it’s always nice to socialize with people who enjoy similar things. Gambling forum websites are also a great place for strategy and breaking news. Not all online gambling forums are the same, some can be very general and others very specialized. On that note the welcome towards new members can vary from site to site as well, depending on what level of maturity or insight you bring to the table.
For the most part when I look for gambling websites with forums and chat rooms I tend to look at how active the users are, and then look to see whether the information is suited to my interests and experience levels.
A list of the many gambling communities is coming to this page very soon.
CasinoMeister has a great forum focused on casino players, and also acts as a watchdog for the entire industry. Many arbitrations and mediations have been handled by the CasinoMeister team, and they maintain the most up to date “blacklist” of gambling sites to avoid for casino and gaming.
SportsbookReview is the most popular sports betting forum, the crew there maintains a blacklist of rogue sportsbooks and betting sites and somewhat reputable ratings (some would argue these can also be bought). The team has successfully mediated player disputes for years, and is really the only place a player can go if they are having a problem with a sports betting site, at least as of current. The forums themselves are active, plenty of noise but lots of great information.
TwoPlusTwo is the ultimate gambling forum website (also referred to as 2p2), an extremely active forum with thousands of posts a day mostly focused on poker games, but a sub forum for all types of gambling exists and a lot of smart people post on the sub forums. Again a forum with a lot of noise, but information as good as gold is all over this forum for those who care to find it.