Affpower Affiliate program and Casinos - Rogue

"Fake NetEnt Games - Ethically challenged"

Software piracy

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1/10
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Software piracy

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Overview

First Impression

It was brought to our attention that LatestCasinoBonuses.com had caught out a notorious group of casinos for pirating well known NetEnt games. We did our own sleuthing and came to the same conclusion: Affpower casinos are using pirated NetEnt games.

Why is this a dangerous situation for players? If you are playing pirated games, you are being ripped off. No one is overwatching the casino. You might as well open your wallet and let these thieves take what they want.

Why is this a dangerous situation for affiliates? If this casino has the audacity to rip off their players, what do you think they will do to you? Plus, if this is truly an illegal operation then you are aiding and abetting the crime.

 

The evidence for fake games:

All Netent games are served by their server gamesmodule.com. You can check this by right clicking the flash game and check out the settings – here is an example of the Scarface game via a Casinomeister Accredited Casino VeraJohn. This is legit and how it should be displayed:

scarface-legit

Note Casinomodule.com – this is the actual NetEnt casino server.

Euromoon is using something a bit different. Here is a screenshot of their Scarface game:

scareface-euromoon

And here is the detail of the game server:

scareface-euromoon-detail

Please note that this game is hosted by http://gamesapi.net/ which is not an official NetEnt game server.

More bullshit: Gonzo’s Quest.

gonzos-quest

This is being served by 24techpro.com

gonzos-quest-detail

24techpro.com is wide open. You can peruse their files here:

24techpro.com

There are more here:

24techpro.com

Who is behind the domain 24techpro.com? Well it certainly is not Netent – it’s some Greek guy.

Domain name: 24techpro.com
Domain idn name: 24techpro.com
Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Domain ID:
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.reg.com
Registrar URL: https://www.reg.com/
Registrar URL: https://www.reg.ru/
Registrar URL: https://www.reg.ua/
Updated Date: 2016-04-07
Creation Date: 2016-04-07T19:55:19Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-04-07
Registrar: Registrar of domain names REG.RU LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 1606
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: Email Masking Image@reg.ru
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +7.4955801111
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: gerou ioannis
Registrant Organization: It Support
Registrant Street: eleutheriou 15 flat 016
Registrant City: Paphos
Registrant State/Province: Paphos
Registrant Postal Code: 8630
Registrant Country: GR
Registrant Phone: +35796159753
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: igerougerou@gmail.com
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: gerou ioannis
Admin Organization: It Support
Admin Street: eleutheriou 15 flat 016
Admin City: Paphos
Admin State/Province: Paphos
Admin Postal Code: 8630
Admin Country: GR
Admin Phone: +35796159753
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: igerougerou@gmail.com
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: gerou ioannis
Tech Organization: It Support
Tech Street: eleutheriou 15 flat 016
Tech City: Paphos
Tech State/Province: Paphos
Tech Postal Code: 8630
Tech Country: GR
Tech Phone: +35796159753
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: igerougerou@gmail.com
Name Server: ns1.reg.ru
Name Server: ns2.reg.ru

 

AFFPOWER – Rogue Affiliate Program

This is where is gets dodgier. Affpower is a relatively high profile affiliate program. They have a presence at the main affiliate conferences like London Affiliate Conference, Berlin Affiliate Conference – and it will be interesting enough if they show their faces at the upcoming Amsterdam show.

Affpower’s casino are licensed in Malta (Euromoon is not); Osiris Casino is:

Osiris casino is a member of the Conan Gaming Limited C-50471, licensed in Malta and situated at 527 St. Paul\’s Street St. Paul\’s Bay SPB3418 Malta.’Osiris casino’ is an online gambling site licensed and regulated by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta. LGA License LGA/CL1/683/2010 granted on June 2011. MGA link.

At press time, we couldn’t locate any NetEnt games on their website. But they are directly connected to Euromoon.

Euromooncasino is licensed by Curacao-egaming.com – which is also known as Cyberluck (Master License 1668/JAZ). The licensing jurisdiction refused to offer a statement concerning this situation: why it was possible for their licensees to use pirated software, and if players who played these games would be able to have their deposits refunded.

What is also unfortunate is that the affiliates who are promoting these brands are probably being ripped off as well. If an operator has the audacity to rip off a well known brand of software, what do you think they are doing to the affiliate stats? In other words, you’d have to have rocks in your head to promote Affpower. Further, if you are an affiliate who is promoting these brands and knows that they have fraudulent software – you are aiding and abetting the crime. You could possibly be held liable in either a civil or criminal court.

Way to go Affpower!

Software provider: Fake
Licensing Jurisdiction: Curacao and Malta
Parent Companies: Conan Gaming Limited/Game Tech Group N.V
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 4 July 2016:
We were contacted by NetEntertainment who again confirmed that the games that were being run on these casino sites were in fact forged copies. But after NetEnt’s insistence to cease and desist, the casinos decided to adhere to the request and host legitimate games.

They are not off the hook.

This drives home the fact that these casinos, either knowingly or negligently, were defrauding players with bogus games. These casinos should be held liable for all bets made by players who mistook these games for the bona fide thing, and these bets should be refunded. Anything less would be outright fraud.

And any gaming jurisdiction worth its salt would insist on this. They would have initiated an audit and forced these casinos to abide by normal ethical standards. They have not made any public announcement, nor has this “licensing” agency contacted players informing them of this violation of proper operating standards.

Anyone playing at these casinos knowing of the above facts, either has a hole in his or her head, or is just a naïve fool. If these casinos stoop to this level of nefarious conduct, what more do they have up their sleeves?

Anyone promoting these casinos is an idiot – plain and simple. They have been ripping off players – how do you think they will be treating their advertisers?

Avoid these casinos at all costs.

Edited to add: In May 2017, it was reported that Affpower was targeting webmasters who were reporting on their shenanigans with negative SEO. You can read this report here: Israeli Casino Group Practicing Negative SEO

Further information at this website: AffPower: the Power of Real Shafting

General Information

Website
Affpower
Software
Pirated Netent
Casino Reps
Live Games
No
Loyalty program
No
Founded
Licensing Jurisdiction
Curaçao and Malta
Certified
No
No Deposit Bonus
No
Jackpots
Accredited
Are you kidding?
Publicly traded
No
Affiliate program
No
Mobile
No
Other products
Supported languages:
Authorized Countries
Iran
Phone contact
Contact info

Pros

There is nothing positive working with dodgy people

Cons

Stolen Netent games

Associated with take over of Affiliate Edge

Ethically challenged

Verdict

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Bryan's Verdict

Software piracy

This is a worst case scenario. Crap casinos being run out of a banana republic that doesn’t do squat when they casino is caught red handed. The casino representatives never produced a statement, nor did the licensing jurisdiction (Curacao) on why this was allowed to happen, and what was the result for players who had played the affected games.

Affpower, run out of Israeli offices, is the epitome of what is wrong with the online gaming industry. They are free to do whatever they please and no one gives a flying rat’s ass.

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