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Grand Prive starting new affiliate program

Discussion in 'Casino Industry Discussion' started by mrracetrack, Feb 23, 2011.

    Feb 23, 2011
  1. mrracetrack

    mrracetrack Dormant account

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    A webmaster friend of mine received this today:


     
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  2. Feb 23, 2011
  3. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    I'd like to pose a counter argument. This statement from GP is nothing but propaganda - it is not as forthcoming as it may seem. In fact, it's bullshit.

    I hope they ran that by their lawyers :p

    True, they used MGS's affiliate software back in the day, but they migrated all aff accounts to their own proprietary software. Blaming this on MGS is a bold face lie.

    (more on the migration here).

    From eCOGRA's investigation of why Grand Prive shut down their affiliate program:
    This has nothing to do with MGS - as mentioned, Grand Prive used their own software.

    I think those of us in-the-know know why the program was shut down, GP just didn't want to deal with affiliate marketing - it was too expensive, their tech guys couldn't design a decent aff program, and affiliates were more of a liability to them than anything else. Now they are realizing that they need affiliates. Perhaps if they were a bit more communicative they wouldn't have had the issues that they had.

    But besides all that, I just want to address the points they are making about being an upstanding casino group. I would say the opposite.

    The Grand Prive group was historically a screwed up mismanaged group of casinos. They had numerous customer service breakdowns, and they were in and out of the not recommended section of the Rogue Pit a number of times.

    It's all here in the forum. Players had more of their fill of the antics this casino group pulled over the years. Do a few searches and you'll find more negative player issues than glowing reviews. This re-launch statement sounds like a desperate attempt to mend their ways. Don't believe the hype.
     
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  5. Da_Gambla

    Da_Gambla Dormant account

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    :lolup:
     
  6. Feb 23, 2011
  7. Webzcas

    Webzcas Winter is Coming! Staff Member

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    Agreed. Also Renee from Rewards Affiliates has posted this, in the thread about this over on the GPWA:

    You must register/login in order to see the link.

    After seeing this PR from Grand Prive, I have relented and gone against my vow not to have a blacklist on my new site. Well done Grand Prive, guess which group is going to take pride of place :thumbsup:

    Incidentally at the LAC, after the Round Table Discussion, I was approached by two girls from a marketing company, that Grand Prive had employed to work for them, on relaunching their affiliate program. They were nice enough, but I told them ' Good Luck ' as I believe they will need it in spades.
     
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  9. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    The problem is that this email of theirs is blatantly full of false statements. If they are willing to spew this sort of crap to their perspective affiliates and business partners, how do you think they're going to deal with players when it comes to bonus issues etc.?

    But then, this is Grand Prive. I see nothing much has changed except a new software platform. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Feb 23, 2011
  11. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

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    What are Microgaming going to do about this LIBEL?
     

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