..

Online Casino Affiliates Must Apply Pressure to Grand Prive

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Feb/05/2009

Despite tensions between two of the top online casino affiliate organizations, Casino Affiliate Programs and the Gambling Portal Webmasters Association, there is common ground among members related to what has transpired with rogue operators the Grand Prive Group, hosted by Microgaming and affiliate with the Bella Vegas Online Casino.

Grand Prive late last year decided to cancel its "lifetime affiliate percentage promise" and block out affiliate partners from receiving any future profits from customers they brought into Grand Prive or any of its other online casino entities including Bella Vegas.

Outraged affiliates are demanding more pressure from groups such as CAP and GPWA.

In early December, Lou Fabiano, co-organizer of CAP issued the following statement as it pertained to Grand Prive:

1. Grand Prive Affiliates announce that they were ceasing operations effective December 1

2. It's come to light that the casinos represented by Grand Prive Affiliates continue to operate and are accepting deposits as usual from the exisiting player database.

3. Previously Grand Prive had entered into an agreement with their affiliate partners to pay commissions on all referred players for the life of the player account.

4. Grand Prive is knowingly in breach of that agreement and are attempting to defraud affiliates by stating that AFFILIATE PROGRAM has been closed, but not the casinos.

Both CAP and GPWA once certified this group.  Gambling911.com would be remiss in pointing out that Grand Prive for a short time also advertised on the G911 website.  Neither of these associations nor Gambling911.com had any inclination at the time that Grand Prive would behave in such a matter. 

"We had good dealings with them and they were powered by Microgaming," Gambling911.com Senior Editor, Payton O'Brien, addressed.  "This situation seemed to just come out of the blue.  Certainly, Microgaming should not be tolerant of this type of disregard for online gambling affiliates."

Microgaming has, to date, remained silent on the issue. 

Grand Prive is well aware of the public outcry.

CAP officials were to meet with Grand Prive representatives in London last week but later cancelled.

"They invited us down to South Africa (where Grand Prive is based) instead," said Fabiano.

Microgaming is taking quite a hit to its reputation as a result we are learning.

Online casino affiliate websites like Gambling Goldmine issued the following statement in regard to the Grand Prive group:

Gambling Goldmine has always highly recommended Microgaming Casinos. However as of Dec 1, 2008 we have learned that 
Grand Prive Casinos have cheated, stolen,  and breach of contracts with  many honest affiliates. We feel it is our job to guide all our members in the right direction as there is so many good casinos out there and this is one is now considered Rogue.  We urge you to NOT to sign up as affiliate nor play at any of them, your money is not safe  to play here. If they cheat affiliates which work hard to do bring tons players in for them and now there stealing players from affiliates, What will they do next, Cheat the players? We believe so.

Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher 

 

Despite tensions between two of the top online casino affiliate organizations, Casino Affiliate Programs and the Gambling Portal Webmasters Association, there is common ground among members related to what has transpired with rogue operators the Grand Prive Group, hosted by Microgaming and affiliate with the Bella Vegas Online Casino.

Grand Prive late last year decided to cancel its "lifetime affiliate percentage promise" and block out affiliate partners from receiving any future profits from customers they brought into Grand Prive or any of its other online casino entities including Bella Vegas.

Outraged affiliates are demanding more pressure from groups such as CAP and GPWA.

In early December, Lou Fabiano, co-organizer of CAP issued the following statement as it pertained to Grand Prive:

1. Grand Prive Affiliates announce that they were ceasing operations effective December 1

2. It's come to light that the casinos represented by Grand Prive Affiliates continue to operate and are accepting deposits as usual from the exisiting player database.

3. Previously Grand Prive had entered into an agreement with their affiliate partners to pay commissions on all referred players for the life of the player account.

4. Grand Prive is knowingly in breach of that agreement and are attempting to defraud affiliates by stating that AFFILIATE PROGRAM has been closed, but not the casinos.

Both CAP and GPWA once certified this group.  Gambling911.com would be remiss in pointing out that Grand Prive for a short time also advertised on the G911 website.  Neither of these associations nor Gambling911.com had any inclination at the time that Grand Prive would behave in such a matter. 

"We had good dealings with them and they were powered by Microgaming," Gambling911.com Senior Editor, Payton O'Brien, addressed.  "This situation seemed to just come out of the blue.  Certainly, Microgaming should not be tolerant of this type of disregard for online gambling affiliates."

Microgaming has, to date, remained silent on the issue. 

Grand Prive is well aware of the public outcry.

CAP officials were to meet with Grand Prive representatives in London last week but later cancelled.

"They invited us down to South Africa (where Grand Prive is based) instead," said Fabiano.

Microgaming is taking quite a hit to its reputation as a result we are learning.

Online casino affiliate websites like Gambling Goldmine issued the following statement in regard to the Grand Prive group:

Gambling Goldmine has always highly recommended Microgaming Casinos. However as of Dec 1, 2008 we have learned that 
Grand Prive Casinos have cheated, stolen,  and breach of contracts with  many honest affiliates. We feel it is our job to guide all our members in the right direction as there is so many good casinos out there and this is one is now considered Rogue.  We urge you to NOT to sign up as affiliate nor play at any of them, your money is not safe  to play here. If they cheat affiliates which work hard to do bring tons players in for them and now there stealing players from affiliates, What will they do next, Cheat the players? We believe so.

Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher 

Gambling News

Can I Bet the Little League World Series on the Caesars Sportsbook App?

Can I Bet the Little League World Series on the Caesars Sportsbook App?

Caesars Sportsbook prohibits betting on youth events such as the Little League World Series.  Other popular sportsbooks like long established BetOnline have zero qualms about taking bets on the Little League World Series and have already released odds for 2022 (Wed, Aug 17, 2022 – Sun, Aug 28, 2022).

What Are the Sports Betting Laws in USA and Canada?

What Are the Sports Betting Laws in USA and Canada?

When setting up a bookie business, you'll need to know the sports betting laws in depth. Here's a brief rundown on the laws in the USA and Canada.

What Are the Biggest Business Blunders Online Bookie Software Will Help Prevent?

As a bookie, mistakes can be costly. Having the right online bookie software can help minimize potential blunders. Here's how.

Joe Flacco Expected to Start for the Jets in Week 1 vs. His Old Team the Ravens

Joe Flacco Expected to Start for the Jets in Week 1 vs. His Old Team the Ravens

With Zach Wilson’s knee surgery today now considered a success and with the team not willing to bring him back until he’s fully ready, Jets’ QB Joe Flacco is in line to start the regular-season opener vs. his former Ravens team, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Massapequa Odds to Win the 2022 Little League World Series

Massapequa Odds to Win the 2022 Little League World Series

Massapequa Coast is considered "America's Team" by some this year.  They become the first Long Island team to go to the World Series since Rockville Centre in 1978.  Better still, Massapequa has never played in the Little League World Series in its 72-year history.

Syndicate