WARNING Affiliates Who Target Problem Gamblers

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You'll also find that as well as generic cloned casinos, many of those scam affiliate sites use the same site construct, invariably with a gimped photo at the bottom to add 'credibility' to the pages 'Professor Donkey Bollocks' (the gambling and casino expert!) has made for you.
 

Casinomeister

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What about "Infinity Media Group LTD" - how are they connected to all of this? Or are they?
 

colinsunderland

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What about "Infinity Media Group LTD" - how are they connected to all of this? Or are they?
They own some of the dodgy casinos don't they? Aussie Play and Red Dog I seem to remember being 2 of them?

Could I ask, could it not be part of the accreditation rules that casinos don't advertise on these site?
I don't mean kick them off immediately if they are found on one, but if it's brought to their attention and they aren't removed or show you proof the affiliate account is closed if the site doesn't remove them, then remove them from the list?
The sites only survive by advertising revenue, if a large chunk of that is removed, then some might go away.
 

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They own some of the dodgy casinos don't they? Aussie Play and Red Dog I seem to remember being 2 of them?

Could I ask, could it not be part of the accreditation rules that casinos don't advertise on these site?
I don't mean kick them off immediately if they are found on one, but if it's brought to their attention and they aren't removed or show you proof the affiliate account is closed if the site doesn't remove them, then remove them from the list?
The sites only survive by advertising revenue, if a large chunk of that is removed, then some might go away.
Well - I can discourage it that is for sure. But like Dunover has found - some of these shit sites list them anyway to try to seem legit.

In the weeks ahead we will be reorganizing the reveiws to include the Accredited section, but that remains to be seen and will be another thread I am sure.
 

colinsunderland

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Well - I can discourage it that is for sure. But like Dunover has found - some of these shit sites list them anyway to try to seem legit.

In the weeks ahead we will be reorganizing the reveiws to include the Accredited section, but that remains to be seen and will be another thread I am sure.
Well yes, but if they are still listed with affiliate tags, and the affiliate accounts are generating income then that, to me, is just encouraging the sites.
I tagged loads of reps on the previous page, only one who has replied is Jan, a lot of the others have read the thread, no reply and still listed. I get it might take more than a few days to get removed or close accounts, but surely if they were going to do that they would reply.
What I would say is, I think advertising on sites that have guides how to get round self exclusion, such as non gamstop pages, is against the CAP code, and if casinos won't remove themselves voluntarily, then I'm happy to put it to the test. I think sites like that are abhorrent, and any casino happily advertising on them should be hauled over the coals.
 

colinsunderland

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I think it's disgusting that accredited casinos advertise on these sites and don't do anything about it. They all use compliance tools now, and check affiliate sites regularly, yet that casino . xyz site is still live, still showing non gamstop casinos with loads of UKGC licensed casinos still advertising, including @Team.Videoslots in the top position.
Others advertising on there are
@WhiteHatGaming
@L&L-Jan
@Krystal_EGO
@Karolina Filip
@TradaCasino
@Mark_32Red
@bga
@Unibet Rep
A week later, and 2 months after the site was first highlighted on the thread, only one rep replied, and every single one is still advertising on there.
Well done guys, at least people know how much you respect responsible gambling.
 

colinsunderland

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ok so it looks like a few affiliate tags have been removed now, however still quite a few active, so consider yourselves reported to the IGRG/BAGC under the social responsibility in advertising section, as in my view you are targeting vulnerable people by advertising on a site promoting ways to get around Gamstop registration. Good luck trying to explain that away when you were all alerted before now and took no action.
 

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This one too: davedealer .com/casinos/non-gamstop-casinos

I quoted the one above in the other forum, where in their footer they had, had a message ""We highly recommend to follow our 18+ “responsible gambling” advice and contact gamcare/gamstop in case if you are an addicted gambler (links placed below)."

which is the paradox, because if you are on that page you have already contacted GamStop and you are already on their list.
 

colinsunderland

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This one too: davedealer .com/casinos/non-gamstop-casinos

I quoted the one above in the other forum, where in their footer they had, had a message ""We highly recommend to follow our 18+ “responsible gambling” advice and contact gamcare/gamstop in case if you are an addicted gambler (links placed below)."

which is the paradox, because if you are on that page you have already contacted GamStop and you are already on their list.
I replied too :)
 

Guntis

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This one too: davedealer .com/casinos/non-gamstop-casinos

I quoted the one above in the other forum, where in their footer they had, had a message ""We highly recommend to follow our 18+ “responsible gambling” advice and contact gamcare/gamstop in case if you are an addicted gambler (links placed below)."

which is the paradox, because if you are on that page you have already contacted GamStop and you are already on their list.
That guy's goal is to have all the Nongamstop keywords on the page. I don't matter if the article contradicts itself.
His site has only 8 pages on Google but ranks already well for all these shite keywords, due to the small competition.
 
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