Gaming Gang Shutting Down

Discussion in 'General Casino Affiliate Area' started by bonusgeek, Apr 7, 2010.

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    TheGamblingGuru

    TheGamblingGuru Turning Over Stones

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    Yea, I know Bonus...that's why I am holding YOU responsible! ;D




    Just kidding Sweetheart...;)
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    bonusgeek

    bonusgeek Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    If anyone happens to find out who the owner of these brands was I would sure like to know his name so I can make a note of it and never do business with him again. It's one thing to shut down if things never got rolling with the brands, but there is a classy way to do it, and then there are the pieces of shit like this guy that don't care if affiliates waste traffic for the next 2 months on them because they are not aware the program is shut down.

    I hope the players with funds in their accounts don't get screwed here.
     
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    theshortstack

    theshortstack Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Very frustrated here too - having had an AM who was continually chatting to me on Skype and pushing for better positions on my site, I'm actually quite pissed off that suddenly he's no-where to be seen and they haven't even had the grace to send me an email to let me know that their program is closing.

    I'm partly annoyed at myself too for ignoring my rule of not promoting any programs who haven't been going for a year ... but given the assurances I was given and the amount of crap (as it turns out) that was spouted at me, I thought I'd give it a shot.

    So seeing as I don't know anything about this, can someone enlighten me? Has this program already closed down or just in the process of closing? Are players aleady being turned away?

    And I agree with previous posters. I'm not having a go at you Andy, but some sort of procedures need to be put in place to stop things like this happening again or it's going to seriously undermine the AGD seal.
     
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    Guard Dog

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    I would be open to suggestions. I really do not see any way for me to predict this. I think that if I could - I would be very rich ;)

    There was no warning to us either... this was a complete surprise. I'll also say that it was a complete surprise to people who know the owners of Gamingang very well.

    Again - I am open to suggestions, but I see no way to predict the closing of any affiliate program. We do quite a bit to 'Vet' the affiliate programs - I am sure more than any other place... I wish we could have forseen this happening - we surely would not have certified them.
     
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    Guard Dog

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    Just as a note.. Gamingang's website does NOT show AGD's seal of certification. It shows them as a Rogue program at AGD.
     
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    mojo

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    Just FYI on the mail I received and posted earlier. I didn't post the entire mail but the jist is that Dennis was shocked and upset. IMO Dennis didn't see it coming either. Beyond that I don't know what happened. He didn't reply to my reply.
     
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    Engineer

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    New programs always get this symbol in the listings at AGD:

    [​IMG]

    Might be a good idea to watch for that when deciding who to promote in the future....

    LOL! I love that. Check it out, everyone. ;D
     
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    theshortstack

    theshortstack Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Fair point - like I say, I'm annoyed at myself for agreeing to promote them.

    Still can't believe I haven't got any communication from them though.

    Can someone please confirm whether this program has already shut down? I can still access the affiliate backend and it still appears to be tracking traffic.
     
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    Guard Dog

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    They are 100% shut down. There is no doubt of this. The decision came VERY abruptly even to those within the organization as suggested by Mojo's post.
     
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    Guard Dog

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    It looks like they are changing owners now. The original owner shut down Gamingang, so this is new news:

     
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    Redbush54

    Redbush54 Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    They must have sent our notification snail mail. Last correspondence from them was Jan. 7, 2010. I think I know where the email will go from the "new company".....file 13.

     
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    TheGamblingGuru

    TheGamblingGuru Turning Over Stones

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    That's a crock of $hit! No one was notified, who does this bunch think they are kidding here...:p

    I'm Roguing their program, their LVCasino and also their new program to come. By the time they do get back online, my links will trump theirs on the 1st pages of search engines...;D
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    KasinoKing

    KasinoKing Player turned affiliate.

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    100% agree!

    I've heard not one peep from them about any close-down or changes. It's total bullshit.

    Also they burned their bridges with me big-time when they cut all their loyal affiliates out of the LV launch.
    That casino will not be appearing on any of my sites anytime soon. :mad:

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    theshortstack

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    Received absolutely nothing here either.
     
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    Nandakishore

    Nandakishore Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    I have not received any information from Gamingang yet and am sure I will never receive any. I just checked their affiliate site. It is not closed. You can login and even see the reports and access LVCasino banners and text links.
     

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