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Hi from Topboss

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself! (New Members)' started by topboss, Feb 20, 2010.

    Feb 20, 2010
  1. topboss

    topboss Full Member webmeister

    Occupation:
    Webmaster
    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Hi All, This is Heather from Topboss here.
    I have been lurking on Casino Meisters Forum for the best part of 10 years, and figured that it was time to sign up and become involved. Ok, So I am a bit slow, but this is normal for me.
    You can expect that I will comment on a post 2 years after the event happened, will get the wrong end of the stick, mix up the names of casinos, affiliate managers and generally screw up on the forum, but other than that - I do have a big heart, have gained enough knowledge after being in the industry for 10 years and hopefully can add some value to the forum.
     
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  2. Feb 20, 2010
  3. spearmaster

    spearmaster RIP Ted

    Occupation:
    Devil's Advocate
    Location:
    Heaven
    Welcome to CM, Heather!
     
  4. Feb 20, 2010
  5. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Self Employed
    Location:
    In the Beautiful South !!
    :)hello and welcome to the forum Heather:)...........laurie
     
  6. Feb 20, 2010
  7. love2winalot

    love2winalot Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Roulette Player
    Location:
    Philippines/Visiting Las vegas
    That job has already been taken.......................;)

    But welcome anyways......hehehe:)
     
  8. Feb 20, 2010
  9. Roanan

    Roanan Banned User - abusive flamming - misogynist

    Occupation:
    Geek
    Location:
    Langley, BC...in Canada, eh?

    Why do you promote The Virtual Casino Group? :mad:

    You even list them in your top 20. :eek:


    You have been lurking on the forum for 'the best part of ten years'?!?!?!

    YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER!!!!!
     
    2 people like this.
  10. Feb 20, 2010
  11. AussieDave

    AussieDave Dodgy whacko backstabber

    Occupation:
    Gaming SEO Specialist & Casino Webmaster
    Location:
    Australia
    Hi Heather,

    Welcome aboard. Glad you don't drag your feet like this with your sites :D


    Cheers

    :)

    Dave


    PS I'm send you a PM
     
  12. Feb 20, 2010
  13. topboss

    topboss Full Member webmeister

    Occupation:
    Webmaster
    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Thanks for the welcome guys, but I guess it seems that I am already having to defend myself before I have even started.
    Dave, I will respond to your pm privately, but Roanan, I need to respond to your post regarding the Virtual Group.
    I am well aware that they have been a rogue casino for many years, and I did in fact promote them years ago when I was young and stupid, for want of a better word, and at the time I was in fact dragged through the dirt on Casino Meister for this very reason. Consequently I took the advice and removed them bar one or 2 that were unintentionally left up on sites that I hardly ever worked on. ( Bear in mind that I have about 120 plus sites )
    However, I must be honest at the time that I took them down - I did it reluctantly because I personally had never received a complaint from any of my players about them, and they had never missed a payment to me. In fact I can even go as far as saying that even after I had removed them - I still continued receiving payments without fail from all my regular players. Yes, I had a lot of players there who kept playing, winning, losing etc and they were obviously getting paid otherwise they would not remain regular players. Please also bear in mind that I ONLY promoted the casinos listed on Gambling wages as this is the affiliate program I use. I did not promote any of their casinos that were not on gambling wages.
    However, I could not ignore what the industry was saying because I have a reputation to maintain, and the fact that there had been players not being paid - even though they were not my players, I still felt that the possibility existed that next time it could be one of my players. Hence they were removed.
    I am a firm believer in giving people a chance to prove themselves, and when they contacted me a few years back asking to be put back up and assured me they had cleaned up their act. I decided that I would give them the benefit of the doubt. To put my money were my mouth is to see if they really had come clean, I signed up as a player and deposited my own funds and played on a regular basis and never had any problems. I then put them back and to this date have not had 1 single complaint from any player nor have I had any problems being paid myself. Whilst many will disagree with my viewpoint - I do belive that management can change and that casinos can cleanup their act. In fact, if I recall hasn't casino meister himself now put them on the watch list as opposed to the rogue list? ( I may be wrong with this statement but am sure I recall reading this recently )
    So there you have it Roanan, Whilst I don't blame you for asking the question, I hope you can also see my viewpoint and reasoning behind my decision.
     
  14. Feb 20, 2010
  15. felicie

    felicie Dormant account

    Occupation:
    self employed
    Location:
    somewhere else
    All that aside welcome from felicie :)
     
  16. Feb 20, 2010
  17. universal4

    universal4 Dormant account webmeister

    Occupation:
    Portal Owner - Web Host
    Location:
    Florida
    I can certainly vouch for Heather having a big heart....

    Rick
     
  18. Feb 21, 2010
  19. Poker Keep

    Poker Keep Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Webmaster/Affiliate
    Location:
    Canada
    Hi Heather, welcome to CM.

    As you can see by my post count, I too am still mostly just a lurker.

    It will be good to read what you have to say. I respect your opinion and expertise and always look forward to reading your posts on GPWA.
     
  20. Feb 21, 2010
  21. oldtrvlagt

    oldtrvlagt Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Self Employed Travel Agent
    Location:
    Iowa
    Hi Heather and welcome to the forum:thumbsup:
     
  22. Feb 21, 2010
  23. Webzcas

    Webzcas Winter is Coming!

    Occupation:
    Webmaster
    Location:
    Block S25, South Stand, Ashton Gate, BS3
    Welcome to CasinoMeister Heather :)

    Great to see you here :D

    What took you so long? LOL
     
  24. Feb 21, 2010
  25. dominique

    dominique Dormant account

    Occupation:
    webmistress
    Location:
    The Boonies
    Hi Heather!
     
  26. Feb 21, 2010
  27. topboss

    topboss Full Member webmeister

    Occupation:
    Webmaster
    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Thanks for the warm hearted welcome everyone. I didn't realize all my old buddies hung out here too. I am going to enjoy this forum :)
     
  28. Feb 21, 2010
  29. GamTrak

    GamTrak Banned User - flamming - too anoyaing PABaccred

    Occupation:
    Self employed - GamTrak LLC
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Welcome aboard Heather! :)
     
  30. Feb 21, 2010
  31. bonustreak

    bonustreak Senior Member webmeister

    Occupation:
    webmaster
    Location:
    Home Office
    Welcome Heather to CM!! :thumbsup:
     
  32. Feb 21, 2010
  33. SlotMonster

    SlotMonster Twitch Streamer - Affiliate webmeister

    Occupation:
    Affiliate
    Location:
    Belarus
    Welcome to the forum! :thumbsup:
     
  34. Feb 22, 2010
  35. jod5413

    jod5413 Is That Better?

    Occupation:
    having a good time doing anything
    Location:
    somewhere on the planet
    Topboss,

    Welcome to Casinomeister! I am happy you found all your old buddies here and I am sure you will make more friends hanging around here.

    I am, however, sorry to hear your defense of Gambling Wages casinos. I am not trying to be confrontational, just would like to make sense of your remarks.

    I have heard other affiliates say that none of their players had a problem with this or that casino. My problem with this statement is, how do you know whether players that signed up under your banner do or don't have problems?

    Players may sign up at a website and not know where or what the site was later. Not every player is a forum person, like those of us fortunate enough to find Casinomeister.

    You truly have no way of knowing if any of the players that signed up through you do or do not have problems with your casinos.

    Bottom line is that there are way too many problems, serious problems, with Gambling Wages casinos. You, being in the business, must have knowledge of the complaints, lack of payouts, etc., that have existed for years. These casinos and their nastiness and cheating of players aren't exactly a secret

    Many folks will assume that you, like other affiliates, want to make money at all costs by keeping these casinos going.

    And that, will bury you here, I think. Too many members have personal experiences (none good) with these casinos. They will doubt your ethics, or your intelligence, in continuing to carrying their banners and promoting them.

    These casinos are a definite no-no and I hope you decide to "see the light" and get rid of them. You are making money off people that are getting ripped off constantly by these casino groups.

    I hope you manage to "see the light" through your membership here.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2010
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  36. Feb 26, 2010
  37. topboss

    topboss Full Member webmeister

    Occupation:
    Webmaster
    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Hi Jod5413
    My apologies for taking so long to respond. It has been a hectic few days and I don't always go on the forums every day.
    I appreciate your comments and take them in the light they are intended.
    Since my first introductory post and the comments I received about the Virtual Group and the rollicking I got from Aussie Dave on a pm, I have had a good long think about it, and the bottom line is that I have to acknowledge and accept that whilst I personally may not be having problems nor receiving player complaints - it is obvious that there is still a big problem in the industry with this particular group and NO, I am not in this business to make money at all costs, and furthermore I would hate people to think that of me, so bottom line is that I am taking the advice of everyone and have started removing them from my sites.
    please guys bear with me though - as i mentioned I have a lot of sites so it will take me some time, so if you still happen to see an odd one here or there on any of my sites, please just send me a pm and I will ensure it is removed.
     
    2 people like this.
  38. Feb 26, 2010
  39. jod5413

    jod5413 Is That Better?

    Occupation:
    having a good time doing anything
    Location:
    somewhere on the planet
    I was surprised to see you back at this thread. And I want to say "Good Job" if you have decided to get rid of these cancers in the industry. I wish all affys would think about these casinos and DO THE RIGHT THING. It hurts their image in the world of i-gaming and will eventually bite them.

    I think you will find that other good casino groups can pick up the loss from these scumbuckets. Even if they don't, just please be proud that you are not adding players to their list to screw.

    A Big WTG to you Heather!!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2010

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