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Casinomeister: Won't Forgive Gambling Wages Virtual Group Yet

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
May/07/2010
Gambling Wages

While the Gambling Wages affiliate program and Virtual Online Casino group attempts to clean up its image, as first reported by Gambling911.com a few weeks ago, Casinomeister Bryan Bailey is not so quick to forgive and forget.

Marty Davis, who made a name for himself managing the popular Nine.com online gambling affiliate program, was recently hired by Gambling Wages to help address concerns.

In fairness to the Virtual Group management, they did enjoy a decent reputation as acquirers of the Curacao-based Royal Sports (BetRoyal.com) betting venture some years ago before selling that off to SBG Global.

Their Virtual Casino brand is a whole different animal it seems.

Bryan Bailey posting on the CasinoMeister.com Forum:

The bottom line is that you have to put the people aside and look at the facts. If you let the people and personalities get in the way, then it turns into a political debate - who likes who, who did what in the past etc.

 

There is no "cleaning up one's act." Not in this business. Sure, you make a mistake or two, then players may be forgiving. But repeat offenders, who go on and on and on for years, screwing players (I couldn't care less about the affiliates who whine about not being paid by GW, they shouldn't have been promoting them to begin with) they are the leopards who will not change their spots.

 

I have learned with 10+ years of dealing with this group is that business ethics do not change. As long as the Virtual casino group is owned by the same people and managed with the same philosophical approach to this industry, there will be no change.

 

Sure we can let a rep come in here and try to mop up the mess - answer player complaints and resolve issues. But this should not be a tactic or strategy to get on the "good" list. They should have attempted this in 2002 not 2010. It's a day late and a dollar short.

 

How many times has the Virtual Group asked to be given a second chance, or that they were turning over a new leaf? Some of you more astute at doing searches on the site should be able to find the newsletters and postings where I have met either the owner or managers. I have been lied to a number of times by these guys. I don't trust them - why should any affiliate or player trust them either?

 

Back to the "people" issue. I don't think it matters who bears the torch, leading the charge on cleaning up Virtual's act. Hell, it could be me or Spearmaster, Jetset, Simmo! (fill in the blank with your favorite personality here) leading the way. Their history is so tarnished, it could never happen - and it won't. I don't care how great they may think of themselves at the moment - you cannot forget the past. And believe me, the past is not so long ago...

 

So my message to Marty: I'm sure you have good intentions and you're a swell guy. But I hope you understand you have chosen to tackle one hell of a situation. Best of luck to you - for the players' sake.

Gambling Wages would like to join the Gambling911.com family of sponsors but will not do so until everything is cleared up at CasinoMeister.  And by the looks of things, it appears that won't be happening any time soon.

As for the Virtual Casino Group, 7 of the top 10 searches in Google are negative when searching for "Virtual Casino Group".  "TheVirtualCasino.com" does not appear to have fallen victim to negative search entries...yet.  "Gambling Wages" itself has not exactly been beaten up in search either to date though some of the top 10 searches question their past business practices and disputes. 

Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

 

 

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