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WTF Is Riviera Gold Casino?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by suzecat, Jan 3, 2006.

    Jan 3, 2006
  1. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    California
    Can anyone tell me about this place? I had never heard of it and could not find a website. The problem is my firewall gets pinged by this casino dozens of times each day and my spyware blocker blocks it at least 5 times an hour. This is very irritating and I would like to find out how to stop it.
     
  2. Jan 3, 2006
  3. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    Looong history on this one when it was owned by IPI Media and a part of the Onluck/Five Roses/Golden Comps group *managed* by the autocratic Paul Jurgen, who pissed off many a player with his arbitrary bonus rulings and an unfortunate attitude.

    This goes back several years, and I'm writing off the top of my head, but you'll find many IPI Media references in the Casinomeister News elsewhere on this forum detailing the various things that happened back then.

    If I recall it right, about two or three years back there was this quite astonishing and probably expensive re-branding of this group and Riviera became I think Royal Circus. Shortly after that IPI Media reportedly left the industry, and there were reports that this entire RTG-powered group had been purchased by Doloplex group.
     
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  4. Jan 3, 2006
  5. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Mathematician by day, online gambler by night.
    Location:
    UK
    Could it be that your spyware blocker misdiagnoses something else for Riviera Gold?
     
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  6. Jan 3, 2006
  7. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

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    On the chance that is the case, I have turned the matter over to AOL for a little detective work. If this casino is not in business -- and it appears they are closed -- they have no legitimate reason to plant spyware on my computer. The risk factor assessed by AOL is that it is a "nuisance" and I would have to totally agree. If I find out something else is happening, I will post here.
     
  8. Jan 3, 2006
  9. swampwitch

    swampwitch ProfessionalUnderachiever CAG MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    Independent craftsperson specializing in chenille
    Location:
    Iowa, dammit.
    I have eTrust PestPatrol running, and when I run a scan it pings INetBet and Bodog as Riviera Gold. I believe it does the same thing with Breakaway and Sci-Fi. I'm wondering if it's really just a log-in tracker for RTG's....in the same way AdAware pings the log-in tracker for Microgaming.
     
  10. Jan 4, 2006
  11. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

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    Retired
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    California


    Perhaps Riviera Gold is generic RTG adware. That would make sense as it is no longer doing business and would then be difficult to pursue (as I have unfortunately experienced). But the problem is that once the adware is blocked from my computer they KEEP COMING BACK! Geez, RTG, get a clue! You are not wanted and you will never be wanted so go away and leave me alone!

    (Thanks for the vent...........):thumbsup:
     
  12. Jan 4, 2006
  13. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    England
    For anyone else reading, not to be confused with "Golden Riviera" casino which is a reputable Microgaming property!

    Simmo!
     
  14. Jan 4, 2006
  15. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

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    Sometimes I wonder whether they pick these names to take advantage of the good reputation gained by the better casinos.
     
  16. Jan 4, 2006
  17. Pam7122

    Pam7122 Webmaster webmeister

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    Riviera Gold is part of the generic RTG casino software download - each time you download an RTG casino it will appear on your computer. I dont think it is necessarily adware but most spyware programs do pick it up as adware - I think and this is only a guess that it is part of the update process
     
  18. Jan 5, 2006
  19. paul02085

    paul02085 Senior Member

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    USA
    No doubt they do chuchu. If i was a casino owner i would not copy Golden Riviera though, they have a long history of slow paying, perhaps slowest paying MG site although i understand this may have changed in recent past.

    I remember that Paul Jergens guy from Onluck, Five Roses being a real jerk.
     
  20. Jan 5, 2006
  21. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Mathematician by day, online gambler by night.
    Location:
    UK
    I think the correct statement would be that there is something common to RTG casinos that's misdiagnosed as Riviera Gold by your anti-spyware software.Can you get a detailed description of what "Riviera Gold" is supposed to do? Unfortunately, these programs are very unreliable, as this example also shows, since Riviera Gold is now defunct. I had something that detected all Playtech casinos as Golden Palace and flagged hundreds of files, e.g., gifs or fonts that could not possibly be active parts of any spyware or adware.
     
  22. Jan 6, 2006
  23. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

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    Retired
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    California
    GrandMaster you are spot on! I have spent too many hours on due diligence before making this statement: The "Riviera Gold Casino" adware pops up, ad nauseum, during the free spins mode of real series video slots. What is the result of this? The computer slows to a crawl, the reels of the game sputter and stop and lurch and jerk. It takes FOREVER to complete the free spins and undoubtedly the win on the mode is sorely, poorly, lacking. This has happened at "reputable" RTGs, "shady" RTGs, ANY RTG that I tried. What do I think about that: it is not a casino software "bug" but a bug implemented by RTG servers--possibly to limit the win that had previously been reached on these slots.

    The Riviera Gold Casino adware is NOT A PROGRAM THAT CAN BE BLOCKED BY A FIREWALL. It can only be blocked by spyware blockers. Hence, my reason to believe it originates from RTG servers. The only way I have successfully blocked this nuisance through my firewall is to block all RTG casino software.

    Talk about shooting yourself in the foot!
     

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