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Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by reda, Apr 9, 2011.

    Apr 9, 2011
  1. reda

    reda Senior Member PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    cleaning bussiness
    Location:
    HOUSTON
    sorry if someone else has posted and i might have overlooked a post of bet phoenfix . i had entered the money tournaments and free tournaments but didnt get to play all of them out due to cant log in to the casino. they did say they were doing a systems up grade and would keep me informed. its been 2 days already and i was wondering if it was just me.? [/I]
     
  2. Apr 9, 2011
  3. oldtrvlagt

    oldtrvlagt Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Self Employed Travel Agent
    Location:
    Iowa
    It isn't just you...I thought it was me:)...I haven't been able to log in either!
     
  4. Apr 9, 2011
  5. funeral979

    funeral979 Senior Member PABaccred

    Occupation:
    retail
    Location:
    Texas
    According to their website, it appears they are going to be closed for seven days.....and changing software platforms!!

    Hopefully this will be a change for the better....I would personally like to see BetOnSoft. Lets just hope they don't go to Tog Game or whatever Casino33 is using now.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2011
  7. Nifty29

    Nifty29 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    PAID CASINO SHILL
    Location:
    Turn right, then right. then right again
    Well at least we know what the big secret is.

    I would be very surprised if it was MG or any other provider that requires a large investment and cash reserves.

    Regardless of what it is, I'm sure the payouts will still take a week or more so it will likely be a case of 'same s*it different smell'

    Let's hope I'm wrong.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2011
  9. Tirilej

    Tirilej On a Break

    Occupation:
    Breathing
    Location:
    Sweden
    They are changing to be another Rival casino.:rolleyes:
    What I don't understand is why they can't let their customers know that they will not be able to touch their own money for seven days. I would be furious:eek2:
     
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  10. Apr 9, 2011
  11. De Beuker

    De Beuker Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Production
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Another Rival! Just what we needed!:rolleyes:

    And ofcourse Tirilej that decision was made by Upper Management 3 minutes before they closed down and there was no time to inform their customers.:p

    Sending out a mass email to customers is a timeconsuming and costly process that needs weeks of preparation.:lolup:
     
  12. Apr 9, 2011
  13. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    What's wrong with RTG?

    What about CANADIAN customers, and THEIR money.

    Worse still, they were taking entries for tournaments they never intended to run, what about the money that might have been paid for these?

    Why a delay of 7 days, couldn't they have coordinated this so that they could switch overnight, or did the loss of 7 days worth of revenue not bother them?

    Something doesn't seem right here. There is NO issue with RTG when it comes to serving US customers, but a move to Rival forces them to ditch all their CANADIAN customers immediately, along with any revenue they brought in.

    Players thought the CURRENT payment delays were bad, they could be even WORSE under Rival.

    Is it merely "just another Rival", or is it "just another white label Rival".
     
  14. Apr 9, 2011
  15. Nifty29

    Nifty29 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    PAID CASINO SHILL
    Location:
    Turn right, then right. then right again
    So I was right :rolleyes:

    Talk about a step backwards.
     
  16. Apr 9, 2011
  17. LHofsdal

    LHofsdal Ueber Meister MM

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    NY
    Where is Nicolas? What is going to happen with the money players have spent on tourny's they can not play? That money should have been returned to them before it was shut down for the conversion, and they should have been given ample time to withdraw that money.

    Just my 2 cents.

    LH
     
  18. Apr 9, 2011
  19. anniemac

    anniemac Ueber Meister MM PABnoaccred

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Texas, USA
    Interesting read. Glad I severed ties with them a long time ago. A little transparency between casino and loyal players would have been really nice. IMHO.
     
  20. Apr 9, 2011
  21. SlotsLover

    SlotsLover Senior Member PABnorogue PABnononaccred3 MM PABinit PABaccred

    Occupation:
    teacher
    Location:
    California
    casino33?

    Can you give me the link to casino33? I didn't know they were still in business. I had money in that casino/sportsbook and I thought they closed down (they were always very honorable before that). I just tried casino33.com but nothing came up.

    Thank you
     
  22. Apr 9, 2011
  23. Tirilej

    Tirilej On a Break

    Occupation:
    Breathing
    Location:
    Sweden
    I believe they switched to DGS but since the end of last year they are closed. At least that's what I found out from a different forum.
     
  24. Apr 9, 2011
  25. reda

    reda Senior Member PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    cleaning bussiness
    Location:
    HOUSTON
    ihad entered a few tourneys and cant log in to see if i had played them all. i had a withdrawl of 50.00 pending and 3.84 left in my account for tourneys . i got a email yesterday stating that my 50 dollars was sent to my q t account along with the extra 3.84 that i had left in my casino account for tourneys. they cleaned my account out for me . but i got all my money from them. just strange thats all.
     
  26. Apr 9, 2011
  27. DiamondGeezer

    DiamondGeezer Dormant account PABnononaccred2 PABnoaccred PABaccred

    Occupation:
    Antiques Dealer
    Location:
    NOT Pennsylvania!!!
    Keeping an open mind but it doesn't look like a good sign to me right now.

    I think we should give Nicolas a couple of days to come on and clarify the situation as he was upfront about the last situation they had.
     
  28. Apr 9, 2011
  29. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    At least they are paying back monies trapped in players' accounts, but this looks like some kind of PANIC move by them, no notice, no orderly wind down of existing promotions. They were taking entries for advertised tournaments that were never going to be possible to play.

    It really looks like they were on the verge of going bust, and this was a short notice emergency move to keep them afloat, become a Rival white label.

    The same thing happened when Playshare suddenly became Casino Rewards overnight, and ditched currently running promotions without notice. The Playshare rep simply vanished, and never answered questions about the sudden move.

    Nicholas is unlikely to be around until Monday, but if we hear nothing from him for all of next week, we will have to consider the possibilty that he no longer works there, as NOT to respond to this issue would be out of character for him as an active "hands on" rep here.
     
  30. Apr 9, 2011
  31. takethemoney

    takethemoney Banned User - Chargebacks at Slotastic

    Location:
    Washington
    It looks like my cessation of all play there turned out to be perfect strategy. Good luck all who have money in there. ;)
     
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  32. Apr 10, 2011
  33. NicolasJohnson

    NicolasJohnson Dormant account

    Location:
    A Place
    Ok, let me try and clear up what is happening.

    RTG is a top casino software platform to run an online casino on. However, and unfortunately, due to the intricacies of casino operations, and how they work and the current industry landscape, we were not able to achieve the type of business that we wanted to with their platform. And worse, based on our projections, we were not going to be able to.

    So to get to be the best we can be, we had to re-asses our entire business model. We found moving to a new platform to be the only way we could break out of our current situation and be able to live up to what players deserve.

    We have been planning to make this move for some time now. Betonsoft and Rival were our main considerations for our move as they, together with RTG, are the best software platforms for US facing operators, at least IMHO.

    By moving to become a stand alone Rival licensee, we hope to be able to offer faster payouts and better service, and a casino that is the best in it's class.

    We stopped taking player deposits a while ago to make sure the least amount of player balances get trapped. If a player has any issues with a trapped balance, we will be glad to work with that player to ensure they receive fair treatment. We are making payouts, allowing players to use their balance in our other properties, and trying our best to make this as sooth as possible. The few bucks we would make from having players balances trapped is nothing to what we would lose in business, it would be insane for us to 'want to trap balances' as some are suggesting is our intention. That is like accusing us of burning cash to sell the ashes.

    Our customer service is in place. We aren't going anywhere, just adjusting the core of our business, as I had promised in previous threads. In fact, if you look at my lasts posts, you will see me hinting at this move.

    My apologies for any inconveniences this might cause our players, we hope to be up and running on our new platform shortly. I'll be sure to drop by this thread to answer any further questions, doubts or comments that you all may have.

    Kind Regards,
    Nicolas Johnson
    Bet Phoenix Casino Affiliates Manager
     
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  34. Apr 10, 2011
  35. Dipity

    Dipity Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Web Designer
    Location:
    UK
    Thanks for the reply Nicholas - I deposited a couple of times at BP, but mainly used iNetBet as my RTG of choice.

    My backup RTG was always Rushmore, which left little room for you guys.

    However, I only really play at one Rival currently (VRC, for those that care), so you switching to Rival may be the impetus I need to make BP my secondary Rival casino.

    I'll watch this thread for further developments, and glad to hear you are actually paying people back their balances :)
     
  36. Apr 10, 2011
  37. jod5413

    jod5413 Is That Better?

    Occupation:
    having a good time doing anything
    Location:
    somewhere on the planet
    OK, as usual, I am confused. They are switching to Rival, a stand alone, not a white label?

    And, it seems this was a well thought out plan, yet no one thought they should notify their customers and give them an opportunity to get their money out first? And, they stuill think people should trust and believe in them?

    Am I missing something?
     
  38. Apr 10, 2011
  39. funeral979

    funeral979 Senior Member PABaccred

    Occupation:
    retail
    Location:
    Texas
    I guess the question is...do we REALLY need another Rival?

    There are not many choices right now with BetOnSoft.....and none of their casinos have any sort of voice here on the forums. So I think you could have really stood out going the BetOnSoft route....perhaps becoming the premiere casino using their software.

    But good luck to you just the same:thumbsup:
     

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