WARNING Affiliates Who Target Problem Gamblers

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Morning @colinsunderland,

We are vetting affiliates, as stated the links are direct links to our site, not affiliate links. Of course, no, it is not acceptable from a responsible gambling point of view.

As said above to the OP we we will contact the affiliate and ask them to remove our brands.

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Yes people - I have come up against this issue numerous times in some work I am carrying out presently. These fraudulent scam casino affiliate sites are often placing images of legit sites, with no affiliate agreement, in order to provide a veneer of respectability to the numerous criminal casinos they DO get paid for. It's all part of the scam.
 

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Just bumping this up since this is another topic I am covering in the 2020 awards (to be announced more than likely Tuesday 2 February) . This whole thread is frustrating knowing that these folks are fully aware of what they are doing, and not one regulator or main stream news service even addresses this. Prove me wrong.
 

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Just bumping this up since this is another topic I am covering in the 2020 awards (to be announced more than likely Tuesday 2 February) . This whole thread is frustrating knowing that these folks are fully aware of what they are doing, and not one regulator or main stream news service even addresses this. Prove me wrong.
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
 

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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
If any site is using non-GAMSTOP keywords their 'legit' accounts should be closed. The only exception is when it's a compliant affiliate site ONLY promoting licensed casinos, but which has a page or article WARNING about the type of casinos you see on these non-GAMSTOP rogue affiliate sites.

ANY affiliate promoting scam, fraudulent and criminal casinos should NOT be someone a legitimate, compliant affiliate programme has a relationship with. It's fucking simple, it really is. :mad:
 

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If any site is using non-GAMSTOP keywords their 'legit' accounts should be closed. The only exception is when it's a compliant affiliate site ONLY promoting licensed casinos, but which has a page or article WARNING about the type of casinos you see on these non-GAMSTOP rogue affiliate sites.

ANY affiliate promoting scam, fraudulent and criminal casinos should NOT be someone a legitimate, compliant affiliate programme has a relationship with. It's fucking simple, it really is. :mad:
I think this site falls into that category

Casinos not on Gamstop​

Here, we list casinos that are not on Gamstop. Gamstop is a self-exclusion service that let’s you block yourself from all UK licensed casinos. However, when on gamstop, you can still play at casinos outside of the UK, that are not licensed by the UKGC. This can be good if you have self excluded by mistake. Another reason to play at non Gamstop casinos is that they often offer better bonuses for players, as they are not regulated. At scum.xyz, you’ll find a list of recommended casinos not on Gamstop, with their current bonuses and sign up offers. We would like to encourage you to always play responsibly, and avoid playing at these casinos if you are having trouble doing so.
 

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I think this site falls into that category

Casinos not on Gamstop​

Here, we list casinos that are not on Gamstop. Gamstop is a self-exclusion service that let’s you block yourself from all UK licensed casinos. However, when on gamstop, you can still play at casinos outside of the UK, that are not licensed by the UKGC. This can be good if you have self excluded by mistake. Another reason to play at non Gamstop casinos is that they often offer better bonuses for players, as they are not regulated. At scum.xyz, you’ll find a list of recommended casinos not on Gamstop, with their current bonuses and sign up offers. We would like to encourage you to always play responsibly, and avoid playing at these casinos if you are having trouble doing so.
Yes, I've seen that site numerous times in my research role. Should have all their licensed aff. accounts shut. Saves them legacy payments, I cannot see why they don't.
 

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Wonder how huge amount of people just register to Gamstop by accident, it's not really one click mistake to get registered there but this statement for reasons people might need casinos outside of Gamstop has really found it place to some sites.
 

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Another one for @L&L-Jan

bingosites . net

allbritishaffiliates . com/redirector?trackerId=60057fff9eb1720c341e5d92

@Karolina Filip

bgo . com/bingo-offer?btag=a_3683b_1665c_&af_sub1=a_3683b_1665c_&af_sub2=2&siteid=3683

and another

paybyphonebillcasino . uk/casinos-not-on-gamstop/

paybyphonebillcasino . uk/ (main site)

@L&L-Jan

This site doesn't have links but is playing on non gamstop keywords with a page listing 'safe' non gamstop casinos

Outdated URL (Invalid) . boomtownbingo . com/gambling-sites-not-on-gamstop/

@Karolina Filip
@Mark_32Red
@Unibet Rep
@L&L-Jan
@WhiteHatGaming
@David G
@LeoVegas Rep
@Mr Green-Redbet_Customer supportRep
 

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Certain sites have begun trying to look responsible while showing non gamstop links:
"This website is made for informational use only. We ask you always to gamble responsibly. If you have any history of compulsive gambling or believe you could suffer from problem gambling, this list should be used as a list for manual self-exclusion from the websites which are not on Gamstop."

Of course when you chuck a few bonus offers and links to those sites underneath...its clearly to help self exclude manually
 

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Certain sites have begun trying to look responsible while showing non gamstop links:
"This website is made for informational use only. We ask you always to gamble responsibly. If you have any history of compulsive gambling or believe you could suffer from problem gambling, this list should be used as a list for manual self-exclusion from the websites which are not on Gamstop."

Of course when you chuck a few bonus offers and links to those sites underneath...its clearly to help self exclude manually
Bingo. The bottom line is that there is no need for this information. It's a ruse - a faux disclaimer - of course they want you to click those links with these bonus offers. Bottom feeding scum suckers.
 

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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.
 

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

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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.
 

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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.
 
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