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AffiliateHub is out of the affiliate business

Discussion in 'Affiliate Issues' started by Casinomeister, Sep 4, 2017.

    Sep 4, 2017
  1. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    This just in:

    Yep, nice doin' business with you...NOT.
     
  2. Sep 4, 2017
  3. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

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    International Money Launderer
    Location:
    the bus shelter, opposite GCHQ Benhall
    So revenue for the 'lifetime of the player' turned out to be er, not quite a lifetime? :rolleyes:
     
  4. Sep 4, 2017
  5. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    They were already rogued for applying predatory retroactive terms on affiliates some time ago. A real crappy affiliate program. Good to see them go bust. Schadenfreude.

    AffiliateHub Rogue listing
     
  6. Sep 4, 2017
  7. conker

    conker CM Advisory Group admin - Meister Minions Manager CAG MM webmeister

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    Unfortunately they are not bust, but after the hammering they got following the changes they made a while back, I think there is not a lot left to work with. There is stuff in the email about regulatory changes, but that seems a bit spurious to me.

    The sad thing is that some affiliates are very reliant on the money they earn from sky, so this will be a big blow for them. Having seen the thread going on over at GPWA, it appears some will be badly affected.
     
  8. Sep 4, 2017
  9. Webzcas

    Webzcas Winter is Coming! Staff Member

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    I had kept them on my main site as from a player perspective they were good, plus I never had done much with them. But this is a real kick in the teeth.

    Just received an email notification from EGR Intel, on there they have poll running whether this will be the start of other UK Based Operators following Affiliate Hub's lead. I sincerely hope not.

    Really wish I had gone to that meeting in London today now.
     
  10. Sep 4, 2017
  11. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

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    Basically they are using it as an excuse not to pay affiliates henceforth on the (maybe valid?) grounds that they cannot trust their affiliates to behave in accordance within UKGC and ASA edicts, but to be fair with the recent disgusting Casino Rewards marketing especially on antisocial media (whatever happened to that affair, thought they may get action on here?) plus the farcical Casumo nutjobs they have good cause to be wary of letting affiliates tarnish their brand.

    This is why casinos need to keep a better eye on where their traffic originates, and be brave enough to shut down accounts even if it will cost them sign-ups, if the affiliate is behaving like a twat.

    This what happens when wankers place their BS stories and ads on antisocial media and other places, the casino will ultimately get sanctioned and further down the line the decent affiliates will be punished by actions like Sky have taken.
     
  12. Sep 4, 2017
  13. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Well hopefully the Sky Vegas team will have a MASSIVE party with all the money they've stolen from their affiliates :thumbsup:

    They stole about £5,000 from me in the last 2 years, by suddenly reducing my RS from 25% to 5% without so much as a by your leave... :mad:
    I hope some of the "big boys" are able to sue their sorry asses over this despicable behaviour.

    I did wonder why my August commission figure was given as £0, even though Sky made £1,581 net profit from the players I sent them.
    I guess they're going to steal that from me too :(

    KK
     
  14. Sep 4, 2017
  15. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    I don't think that is the case since there are scores of casinos licensed by the UKGC that never have issues. 32Red, Trada Casino, Video Slots, Slotsmillion, Betat, etc.
     
  16. Sep 4, 2017
  17. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

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    the bus shelter, opposite GCHQ Benhall
    Yes, I know, what I meant was that IF any hitherto decent casino/affy programme decided to close down then the actions of other affiliates (not necessary representing their casino) would, in their eyes, give them just cause along the lines of Sky's excuse.
     
  18. Sep 4, 2017
  19. colinsunderland

    colinsunderland Experienced Member MM webmeister

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    yeah great, I'm going to lose £600-900 a month, really good to see them gone, especially as they haven't gone bust, they are just stealing the money and keeping it :confused:

    Its a BS excuse. Sky are one of the few companies who are pretty strict on their affiliates (except a few big ones, footieaccums I'm looking at you here), its extremely rare I get any spam from any of their affiliates, and whenever I have and I've reported it, they have closed the accounts within minutes, and (more importantly) have made the links go dead so they don't benefit from spam signups.

    For them to use affiliates behaviour as an excuse is pathetic. They have a massive market share now and have decided that they don't need to pay affiliates when they have mass television campaigns ongoing, so fuck all the smaller guys.

    The amount involved is enough for me to get off my arse and take them to court, so thats what I'll be doing. The contract term they are relying on is most likely unfair, and lifetime revenue does not mean, lifetime, until we cba to pay you any more.

    I've also reported skybet to the UKGC as the company who holds their gaming license doesn't exist any more.
     
  20. Sep 4, 2017
  21. Webzcas

    Webzcas Winter is Coming! Staff Member

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    This doesn't read well for Sports Betting Affiliates - You must register/login in order to see the link.

    Anyone got a contact at the Guardian? Might be worth a shot. Seems like the big boys are using this story as a smoke screen for a premeditated money grab from affiliates.
     
  22. Sep 4, 2017
  23. interlog

    interlog Senior Member MM webmeister

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    The Guardian is on a crusade and nothing will stop them so I am suggesting that you're wasting your time.
     
  24. Sep 4, 2017
  25. Webzcas

    Webzcas Winter is Coming! Staff Member

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    Just currently perusing their Gambling Section. I see what you mean, but then again they also raise some very salient points.
     
  26. Sep 4, 2017
  27. interlog

    interlog Senior Member MM webmeister

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    They indeed do raise some valid points but the underlying message is pretty clear. If they had it their way, there would be no gambling in the UK.

    I read their online edition long enough to smell an agenda from miles away.
     
  28. Dec 8, 2017
  29. colinsunderland

    colinsunderland Experienced Member MM webmeister

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    Well I just sent my first complaint to the ASA today about these. No idea how they are at acting, but the evidence is pretty damming, numerous adverts on a massive site, not a single one close to being compliant.

    Hopefully they get a massive fine and shut down.....bastards
     
  30. Jan 10, 2018
  31. colinsunderland

    colinsunderland Experienced Member MM webmeister

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    Heard from the ASA the other day, they believe the complaint to be valid and it is now an official investigation.
    What is likely is that if they rule against Hestview/Skybetting and Gaming then the UKGC is likely to fine them, and possibly sanction them as it is a repeat offence.
    What is annoying is that I had to make the complaint in my sites name, even though it was a personal complaint.
     

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