two rival casino bite the dust?

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    KasinoKing

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    greedygirl

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    Thanks to everyone who pointed me to this thread.

    Please don't drag me into this. It's been far more than a couple months since I've worked at First Gaming (just short of eight months, to be exact). I've had nothing to do with the company since then.

    It looks as if Andy has sorted out the ownership issue, so I would expect there's no further reason for me to be involved in this. My reputation means everything to me--I'm not about to let it take a hit over something that has absolutely nothing to do with me.
     
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    Redbush54

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    From where I'm at in the US they are redirecting to the UK domain. I didn't pay attention earlier.
     
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    tryme1

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    Yup, both redirecting to .co.uk domains (I'm in the UK too though).

    I have to add : sometimes I hate this industry.
     
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    dominique

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    That was not CAP, that was posted at the aff site for Absolute Slots, which was run by Effective Media/Lou. This happened after the dissolution of the relationship between Lou and CAP. No connection to CAP.
     
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    TheGamblingGuru

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    LOL Dom...:p

    That's the best spin I've seen since I last watched Faux News a few nights ago...:emoticon-0123-party
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    dominique

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    Guru, this happened AFTER Lou and Warren parted ways.

    And Lou always owned Effective Media. He started it and it was his. He listed Warren as corporate officer.

    Anyway, this is all totally besides the point.

    This is the point:

     
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    inspiration

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    TOO LATE REMOVED 4 GOOD ...... BYE BYE

    @Dominique could you please remove the .com links to vanguard and slotpower they have enough attention at this moment ;D
     
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    belgamo

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    DITTO! they sure did screw themselves over for keeping us out of the loop.
     
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    dominique

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    Done and done.
     
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    Vladi

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    Its far too blunt, honest and lacking in spin to be true. When have you ever heard an affiliate program speak like that? Along with the domain updates it looks like they have had their domains hijacked and/or been hacked.
     
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    KasinoKing

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    I have to agree - something just doesn't look, feel or sound right about that statement.

    I can't help wondering if someone simply forgot to renew the domain registrations (like Bodog a few years back), and somebody with a grudge against Rival jumped in and grabbed them.

    It's all just very weird...

    KK
     
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    TheGamblingGuru

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    I don't think that had anything at all to do with it as you can see below that the domain does not expire until 8/30/10....



    domain: slotpower.com
    owner: - -
    organization: Hypervision
    email: worldegaming@yahoo
    address: 23 Shennoy Road Suite 18
    city: Chennai
    state: --
    postal-code: Chennai 600034
    country: IN
    phone: +49.1234578
    admin-c: CCOM-1442878
    tech-c: CCOM-1442881
    billing-c: CCOM-1442880
    nserver: ns1.rivalpowered.com
    nserver: ns2.rivalpowered.com
    nserver: ns3.rivalpowered.com
    status: lock
    created: 2003-08-30 18:24:50 UTC
    modified: 2010-05-12 13:37:31 UTC
    expires: 2010-08-30 18:24:50 UTC

    contact-hdl: CCOM-1442878
    person: - -
    organization: Hypervision
    email: worldegaming@yahoo
    address: System Admin
    address: 23 Shennoy Road Suite 18
    city: Chennai
    state: --
    postal-code: Chennai 600034
    country: IN
    phone: +36.203393924

    contact-hdl: CCOM-1442881
    person: - -
    organization: Hypervision
    email: worldegaming@yahoo
    address: System Admin
    address: 23 Shennoy Road Suite 18
    city: Chennai
    state: --
    postal-code: Chennai 600034
    country: IN
    phone: +36.203393924

    contact-hdl: CCOM-1442880
    person: Avi Goldman
    organization: Hypervision
    email: worldegaming@yahoo
    address: 23 Shennoy Road - Flat 18
    address: Nungambakkam
    city: Chennai
    state: -
    postal-code: 600 034
    country: IN
    phone: +1.6465363096

    source: joker.com live whois service
    query-time: 0.021153
    db-updated: 2010-05-13 08:48:39
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    domain: vanguardcasino.com
    owner: System Administrator
    organization: Hypervision
    email: worldegaming@yahoo
    address: 23 Shennoy Road - Flat 18
    address: Nungambakkam
    city: Chennai
    state: -
    postal-code: 600 034
    country: IN
    phone: +1.6465363096
    admin-c: CCOM-1427580
    tech-c: CCOM-1427580
    billing-c: CCOM-1427580
    nserver: ns1.rivalpowered.com
    nserver: ns2.rivalpowered.com
    nserver: ns3.rivalpowered.com
    status: lock
    created: 2009-05-11 07:15:27 UTC
    modified: 2010-05-12 08:50:31 UTC
    expires: 2011-05-11 07:15:27 UTC

    contact-hdl: CCOM-1427580
    person: System Administrator
    organization: Hypervision
    email: worldegaming@yahoo
    address: 23 Shennoy Road - Flat 18
    address: Nungambakkam
    city: Chennai
    state: -
    postal-code: 600 034
    country: IN
    phone: +1.6465363096

    source: joker.com live whois service
    query-time: 0.013855
    db-updated: 2010-05-13 08:53:32
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    TheGamblingGuru

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    I think another good question that we should be asking here is exactly how was Windows Casino partner Avi Goldman connected to these two casino operations?

    The rogued casino operation "Connect To Casino" sold its interest to World eGaming as well back in March of 2005. Maybe that right there explains why "Connect To Casino" switched from the RTG Platform to the Rival Platform last year...eh ;)
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    bonustreak

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    I think it came out long ago on the forums that these guys were the ex owners of windows..

    All this goes to show that we did the right thing months ago by removing these clowns from our sites.
     
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    TheGamblingGuru

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    Slot Power's .com website is back up now. I just got a promotional email from Slot Power Support for a 50% weekend bonus. So I click the link in the bottom of the email and sure enough the SlotPower.com is working fine now. BUT...so is the .co.uk slotpower.co.uk link.

    The odd thing about this though is that the affiliate program link on the bottom of the pages there on both domains still directs to firstgamingpartners.com where the First Gaming Partners Team message is on the white page...lol

    Clowns I tell ya...clowns...:p

    KK, you still promoting this bunch buddy?
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    inspiration

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    please remove their urls GG we need not to feed em with linklove IMO
     
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    KasinoKing

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    For now, yes.
    I tend to take a "wait & see" approach to situations like this, not least because to remove ALL their banners & links from all my sites would take a pretty long time, and to put them back if it turned out everything was OK would take even longer!
    For casinos which only attract 2 or 3 new players (not necessarily depositing) per month anyway - it's not worth the effort.

    I remain confident that no matter what happens at Rival casinos, players will not get ripped-off. That is my main concern.

    KK
     
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    Vrindavan

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    >> The odd thing about this though is that the affiliate program link on the bottom of the pages there on both domains still directs to firstgamingpartners.com where the First Gaming Partners Team message is on the white page...lol


    both domains in affiliate link format still directs to firstgamingpartners.com

    firstgamingpartners.co.uk -- no redirect

    ??
     

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