More Golden Palace stoopid

caruso

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jetset said:
Now the wait to see what Kahnawake will do about this flagrant and as usual tasteless example of Golden Palace guerilla advertising. As a second Olympic offence I would hope that Kahnawake really lower the hammer on these clowns.
Of course they will; they'll require that they pay an even more substantial fine, to be donated to charity or some Mohawk "organisation".

The amount will be undisclosed.

The recipient charity / organisation will be unnamed.

Golden Palace will promise to never do it again.

Everything will carry on as normal.

They'll sabotage the 2008 Olympics.
 

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caruso said:
They'll sabotage the 2008 Olympics.
They may skip the Beijing games though. It won't be because they've changed their ways, but rather the difficulty of finding someone willing to face a Chinese prison.:)
 

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I note with interest that everyone's emails have been ignored by Kahnawake - including Mr. Bailey's:

I've asked the Kahnawake Gaming commission if they are planning to address this. But apparently they don't feel the need to answer my emails. What a shame.
Wazzup, Kahnawake? - can't think of a neat fix to get Golden Palace off the hook again?

As an organisation so committed to player protection, as evinced by your recent love-in with eCOGRA...

The industry’s most prominent licencing jurisdiction, the Kahnawáke Gaming Commission and the industry’s independent player assurance organisation eCOGRA have agreed to work together to ensure that player protection measures such as fair gaming and disputes resolution are consistently applied across companies operating under their rules.
...how is it that when called to task, you are so remarkably absent?
 

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That video is unforgivable, purely on the couplets/rhymes... Clutching at straws or what. Dreadful dreadful dreadful.

I've got to be honest though, they deserve some credit for blatantly targeting stupid people - of which there's billions in the world ready to lap it up and, I should imagine, pour money into their casino!
 

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Webzcas said:
:eek2:

It would be funny though if Billy Joel sued them for using his song. Although I expect they have bought the rights to that as well.
:lolup:

And no response yet from Kahnawake. They must be really busy over there...
 

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Well a little over two weeks and four emails later, Kahnawake finally acknowledged my existance :D

They said they're handling this internally.

I guess it's time to go play my bass - tomorrow's guitar day.
 

caruso

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Casinomeister said:
They said they're handling this internally.
Obviously that's as unacceptable as it's unsurprising.

Excuse me? Sanctions for the first stunt and a warning to not do it again, so they do it again and...nothing?

If this is the sum total of their public response then Kahnawake will be officially the licensing joke they proved themselves during the Golden Palace saga six years ago.

Notwithstanding the fact that GP’s website does not specifically address “bonus abuse”, we find that the activities of the complainants were such that they breached the implied condition of good faith that exists between any two parties to an agreement.
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Remarkable isn't it? They're quite happy for one of their license holders to sabotage the premier international sporting event, year in, year out, and equally happy to sanction Golden Palace winnings-confiscations those six years ago - while being so remarkably apparently committed to "player protection":

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The (Kahnawake) Commission will continue to use its own methodologies in conducting due diligence investigations on all applicants to determine their suitability as Kahnawá:ke licensees.
So sabotage of the Olympics, two times running, and Golden Palace pass Kahnawake's "due diligence"?

What do you have to do to NOT pass Kahnawake's "due diligence"?

Excuse me if I'm currently falling off my chair in hysterics - it's like these people think we're all total imbeciles. Kahnawake could not have proven themselves LESS committed to player protection and LESS capable as a "license" provider, yet they think this pontificating with empty, meaningless words is going to mean something.

It's truly beyond belief.
 

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get over it, man

I still prefer Golden Palace's marketing campaign to some of the spurious slime produced by the likes of Nike, McDonalds, GM and Coors. Twins are cool, but the Coors twins are twice as trashy as any tattoo'd todger traversing the town of Torino.

And those SUVs parked atop mountains honking the Olympic anthem really added a lot to the show. Please don't make me watch that one for the 1001st time.

You folks are sounding a bit like Tom Delay's buddy, Bob Goodlatte with your implied "moral highground" on this matter.

"C'mon everybody we're going streaking through the quad!"
 
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Are you serious? Do you really approve of GP disrupting various events, possibly ruining people's sporting careers?
 

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GrandMaster said:
Are you serious? Do you really approve of GP disrupting various events, possibly ruining people's sporting careers?
Spot on. No-one particularly minds a streaker (well, most no-one) but if they must market "tabloid" fashion, then at least keep it in the right place at the right time.
 

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freak out....le freak....le streak

Simmo! said:
Spot on. No-one particularly minds a streaker (well, most no-one) but if they must market "tabloid" fashion, then at least keep it in the right place at the right time.
this was in the right place at the right time: before the start of the bronze medal curling match
 

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I don't think you get it: this sort of activity is never right at the Olympics or international sporting events, and this time there were disruptions at the closing ceremony too.

Quite apart from that, this campaign (buying crap, renaming babies and streaking) is now way past its sell-by date (imo) and that would seem to indicate that the creative juices in the GP marketing team are drying up. Some real innovation is long overdue, perhaps going in a whole new direction.

Getting back on topic, I agree with the Casinomeister that in this case of the Winter Olympics there was a blatant "up yours" by GP to the licensing jurisdiction, and I believe that if Kahnawake is a serious body it should be more transparent in how it proposes to deal with this wilful renege on the agreement that there would be no more invasions of Olympic events.
 

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hold everything....this guy wasn't even a real streaker

i looked at the pic and he had tape all around his waist holding up a big rubber chicken to cover his boys. you have to drop that rubber chicken or it doesn't count! GP should withhold payment! that's not streaking! it is, however, a slap in the face of all giant chickens made of latex.

you could go to the Excalibur on any given Friday night and see much worse outfits than that (and that's just the staff uniforms)
 
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tennis_balls said:
...You folks are sounding a bit like Tom Delay's buddy, Bob Goodlatte with your implied "moral highground" on this matter.
It has nothing to do with morals, but it has everything to do with ethical behaviour.

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These people should not be allowed to run an online casino. Imagine a land based casino in Las Vegas thumbing its nose at the Nevada State Gaming Commission. Do you think this would be tolerated? I doubt it.

In this situation, you have a casino that clutches for straws trying to get attention regardless of the consequence. Ethics - not morality, is the main topic here. The attitude that this casino has towards its licensing jurisdiction is alarming, and this affects every casino that is licensed by the Kahnawakes.

The Kahnawake Gaming license has been diluted to about absolutely nothing. Now when a casino tells me, "Well, we're licensed in Kahnawake." my reaction is well - so what?

If I was a casino operator licensed in this jurisdiction, I'd be totally pissed off.
 

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