Grand Prive Closing

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    Guard Dog

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    It appears that Grand Prive Affiliates are soon disappearing from the market and continuing their marketing only from the Villa Fortuna Affiliates Brand.




    Did I miss this before or is this the first announcement about these guys closing down?
     
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    WagerX

    WagerX Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    I read about that in GPWA yesterday. One thing that really stuck out is the fact that they are closing that program down and starting a new one. The new one will not allow US affiliates to sign up, effectively losing their non-us traffic. That's pretty underhanded because they can maintain their non USA customers and not pay any affiliate commissions.
     
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    Guard Dog

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    Exactly... they had (to me) seemed to be going downhill anyway, so it doesn't surprise me at all. I was just caught off-guard by the abrupt way they did this.

    I do wonder if the casinos will continue to allow players and how those commissions will be taken care of? The email basically stated commissions until November, so what happens after that? Free money for the GP guys?
     
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    mojo

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    I received the mail as well. I won't be joining the fortuna at this time. There is just to much going on.

    I am curious as to what will become of the Grand Prive brands. Will they continue to operate individually sans an affliate program? Will they be bought? Rewards comes to mind. ;)

    Just speculation. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
     
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    maxo

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    If they also close their current group of casinos, It will be interesting to watch how they transfer "our" players to Villa Fortuna and stole or previous hard work. :(
    I will keep my eye on what are going to happen with my old "player" account...
     
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    Guard Dog

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    I heard on another forum that Grand Prive may keep their casinos open and it is a bit 'up in the air' if they will pay affiliates. Their recent email suggests that November was the last payment date.

    If anyone has any details, please let everyone here know about it!
     
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    bonustreak

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    They are keeping casinos open and ripping off affiliates!! Bunch of scumbags, I didn't much there anymore but I have plenty of friend that depended on that money to feed their families and pay bills, I am just sick over this for them!:mad:
     
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    Guard Dog

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    Well that's just ridiculous! And completely predatory. I think that a class action lawsuit against this groupo should happen. Now - I don't make anything off that group because I never trusted them, but those who have and have a good base of players should not be hung out to dry.

    Those folks should band together and get a lawyer. That's my 2 cents, for all it's worth.
     
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    lunaraurora

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    Unfortunally i had to change all work made for Grand Prive brands: this is the "new look": grand prive
    I hope they could have a good time now :emoticon-0173-middl
     
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    Thanks for blacklisting them. I wish somebody had a good idea how we can put more pressure on MGS as well.
     
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    Janet

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    Nice campaign to blacklist Grand Prive, the dastardly program and it's stable of casinos on google: grand prive - Google Search

    The only site that isn't a link to a blacklist article is grand prive's site itself. ;D

    Now, to the reason I am posting about this: I have written an article here: Casino Affiliate Programs Blacklisted , and need a list of url's for other articles to add it to my article. ... I would like links to my article, as well.

    Where can I find this? I'm assuming it would be at CAP, but I'm not able to post there.
     
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    Engineer

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    I have some links on my Grand Prive rogue page. Feel free to copy and paste. I added your link to my list just now.
     
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    slickrick

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    Murder Suicide if they don't pay out existing player and affiliate earnings.

    But then, buy a casino and its list of players, cross sell it to other casinos - I could see how that would return on investment. Had to be said?
     
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    Janet

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    Thanks, Engineer!
    I have all the links from your site up now.
    Better late than never. :rolleyes:
     
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    bonustreak

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    Anyone that would like to trade with me as well please pm me :) this way I don't forget this thread :)
     

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