That "rubbish" helps keep the doors open here.
Tom, Ron, et al,
Sam is correct. To keep this place online, it has to generate a certain level of revenue and there are numerous ways of doing that.
One way is to have ad feeds, which is a pretty common way to monetize websites, as anyone who is active on Facebook should know.
Another is to plead for donations, just like my local public broadcasting radio station does numerous times per year.
Another way is to make this full a pay site or one with a premium section only available to subscribers.
There is no need to use ad blockers when becoming a Slotblog subscriber for $13.95 a year will make all the ads but the banner ad in the header go away.
The $13.95 equates to just barely more than $1.16 per month
or less than 4 cents per day
I find it astonishing that few of those suggesting the use of ad blockers are Slotblog subscribers. Similarly a very large percentage of members who come to Slotblog virtually every day seemingly are unwilling to support the site by becoming subscribers.
The percentage of members who access Slotblog via cellphone has grown substantially and this has very negatively impacted the ad revenues for obvious reasons.
As of right now, Slotblog has 5,894 members (4,540 full members and 1,354 partial members who don't wish to show their names). A mere 112 have elected to become subscribers, less than 2 percent of the registered members. That's pretty depressing. It makes me want to ask myself why I bother if the product isn't worth 4 cents a day to a significant number of active members.