GPWA members thanks a bunch

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    Shay

    Shay Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    This has bothered me about GPWA from day 1. They look like they have standards and feel like they should be stepping up to bat for the webmaster affiliates and often they fall well short of that.

    I'm disappointed (not shocked) that they have not taken a position on Bet365. They quickly pulled the trigger when Foxy screwed everyone but I guess it is more difficult to ignore the elephant in the room when he is making noise rather than remaining silent.

    This has bothered me about the conferences as well.
     
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    AussieDave

    AussieDave 18 years & still going!

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    Arrived at weekend getaway (if anyone is interested) but outside, it's akin to being in an oven. Temp now at 10:57am is a scorching 45.5C (114F - hottest part of the day is yet to come).

    So air con is on, and the beers are chilling.

    With regards to this industry on a whole, as I've said many times before, it's been incestuous from day one. And, what we've seen (commissions stolen, players shaved, detagging etc., etc). All these dodgy, criminal acts are happening now, on an almost monthly basis. All these insidious acts have been the 'Ace' up most operators sleeves, from day one.

    Add in the 3-ring-circus conventions, where thieving programs and other assorted rogues are given not only stands, but also win trumped up (rigged) awards, and it's not a very pretty picture.

    The GPWA did look after the interests of Affiliates, when, Cindy owned it.

    But, the incestuous clique clearly wanted her gone - she was bad for business. So, they achieved that goal. Corfman bought it, and there went any hope of the GPWA fighting for the rights of affiliates. Apart from having some decent content for webmasters. The place is nothing more than a cash making cow.

    The UKGC are now investigating 17 online (UKGC Licensed) gaming entities for money laundering. I'm sure many more investigations will surface. Makes you think of sending the them some background info on Betway (aka Spin Palace Group/Wagershare/Buffalo Partner et al)...just sayin.

    While there are some decent people in this industry, there are an abundance of crooks. Unfortunately, the later, far outweigh the good-guys. Sadly it seems the crooked bastards are pulling most of the strings!
     
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    casinonewbie

    casinonewbie Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    GPWA will not bite the hand that is writing the cheques that’s for sure. Like many other so called “sponsor” programs in the past BET365 have had a clear run from the start of this affiliate cleansing, the powers at GPWA and their lackey’s are obviously looking after their Platinum "sponsor" at the expense of affiliates (once again).

    I would hope that BET365 are not creating a situation where the discussion or reviews about them is biased in their favour by the payment of money to GPWA as a "sponsor".
    • that would not be ethical or fair now would it?
    • this "sponsorship" may even be considered a BET365 advertisement by some.....
     
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    NDG

    NDG Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    I agree with Dave that the GPWA was looking out for affiliates when Cindy ran it.
    I don't have much else to add. I haven't spent much time over there in years.
     
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    AidanLCFC

    AidanLCFC Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    haha, just had a little look on there and see rick is throwing his weight around again locking threads lol, what a complete whopper, even defends his boss for completely doing NOTHING lol. If people can't see it now that GPWA are laughing at affiliates then they never will. bet that other idiot likes this post as well to prove more spam
     
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    TheGooner

    TheGooner Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Where on earth did you go? Uluru? We are getting 27-28C and that's PLENTY warm.
    :)

    Very disturbing - do you have a news link for more info?
     
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    AidanLCFC

    AidanLCFC Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    gooner - not looked for a link but william hill been fined £6m this morning by UKGC for various hings including not checking where funds are coming from
     
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    casinonewbie

    casinonewbie Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Could not happen to a nicer bunch of assholes :) http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43124258

    The other thing of real interest near the bottom of the article was the limits they were looking at imposing on punters.
    "The government is weeks away from a crucial decision on fixed-odds betting terminals, the gambling machines found in high-street bookmakers up and down the country. The maximum stake could be cut from £100 to as low as £2, some estimate as many as 3,000 shops would close" WTF !
     
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    BetOnlineUK

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    They will get their fix somewhere and online is the natural progression. I feel sorry for the staff that will be affected hopefully they can be integrated into the online program checking out credentials which is obviously the next big topic from UKGC. I used to work in the bookies and it was quite interesting but whenever I walk in one now and it is infrequent it is dire. Albeit I worked there 25 years ago.

    What I do not agree with is the way some programs are asking for so much personal info, wage slips, bank statements etc... That would put me off joining a program unless they are sneaky and ask for it when you are withdrawing a win. I would be happy if all companies asked for your KYC details at time of registration and therefore have no problems when you do want to withdraw.

    How many times have we seen and read about a company making excuses when it comes to providing documents just so you can get your money. I know KYC at joining is a pain but it would stop all of this. Do you not agree?
     
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    Biti

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    The reason might be annoying, but it's always good to see that William Hill is under fire.

    Karma is a ....
     
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    AidanLCFC

    AidanLCFC Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    can everyone stop bashing William Hill please, I've got shares in them lol
     
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    AussieDave

    AussieDave 18 years & still going!

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    We live in a country town in South Australia. Can get to 47C here too - when it's that hot the road tar can get a tad sticky :D
    But to answer your question, we were up on the Murray River.
     
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    PROFRBcom

    PROFRBcom Rakeback affiliate and professional poker player.

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    I grew up in an area with temperatures like that. I recall being able to scrape off the black top with a garden hoe as a child and build things with it. In retrospect, there were probably fumes coming off of that asphalt and I probably shouldn't have been breathing/handling it! I wouldn't want to endure temps like that again. A nice ocean breeze to cool things off is where it is at my friend ;)


    On another topic, GPWA has announced in the most recent monthly Active Member Thank You Thread that they intend to change the way participation is calculated. Perhaps this will lead to the death of a couple of giant pain in the ass spamming "members" of the community.
     
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    Biti

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    If you check the list of sponsors. What else can we expect? It starts with the 1st one: 1xBet. Rogue to the bones.
     
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    AidanLCFC

    AidanLCFC Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    where abouts do you live now? Im guessing America in which case I'll be going to Miami for a week on the way home from New Zealand after a few weeks there watching England cricket again
     

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