Massive Frauds in the Casino Affiliate Programs
This is a special report on the massive frauds that are taking place with the casino affiliate programs controlled by the crooked organized crime operators. This report is based on extensive research, real tests, reporting, a large number of complaints, investigations, compiled for the last 8 years. The source of this inside information comes from game developers, their own directors and officers, their management and accountants, their own programmers and technical support, their sales teams, their marketing companies, their licensees, their affiliates, and also their own players.
The report clearly confirms that none of these casino affiliate programs tracks the real sales properly, and most don't track them at all. We have seen plenty of massive frauds, and figures confirming that 99% or 100% of the sales were not tracked at all, so the poor innocent affiliates got massively cheated and robbed by these thieves.
If the figures about the online gambling industry published by others are accurate, then the affiliates get cheated of well over a billion dollar each year with new business, and most probably much more with previous business they generated. The crooks promised them commissions for the lifetime of the players, which means that they should get paid for as long as players keep on playing, and losing money.
In addition to the casino licensees running these massive frauds, there are also many marketing companies who run these dishonest casino affiliate programs purely based on cheating, and defrauding the affiliates. Their entire business models are based on frauds, and nothing else than frauds, and we are certain about this because there is no possible doubt about it.
Very naive affiliates wrongly think that bigger is better, so they signed up with the bigger companies, including many public companies. The true facts are that the biggest ones are the worst, and they are only bigger because they cheated and defrauded more affiliates, and more players, with their fraudulent rigged software.
It is absolutely certain that the game developers are heavily involved with these massive frauds, together with their own licensees and their marketing companies. This is pure and straight organized crime at a massive level.
The smart affiliates are dropping these fraudulent scams and insisting on pay per click payments and pre paid advertising. The others are getting massively cheated, more than they can ever imagine. Cheating the affiliates and not paying them 99% of their commissions is very common.
This is not surprising knowing that most of these crooks running these organized crime operations have a long history of crimes, and dishonesties, and breaking the laws, going back to the very first days of their businesses.
Party Gaming, Party Poker, Starluck Casino (same crooks)
With these crooks, affiliates started to get cheated in 1997 with Starluck Casino and the cheating hasn�t stopped since then, and is now done on a massive scale.
The game developer who supplied the games for Starluck Casino at the time confirmed many times that the founder of all these companies specially requested that the affiliate program be made to cheat the poor affiliates by stealing most of their money.
The game developer was David Brown from HLI (Handa Lopez) and Casino Soft, and the founder of Starluck Casino, Party Gaming, and Party Poker, is Ruth Parasol.
Another company was using the same games at the time, and they very strongly and persistently complained to the game developer about the fact that the affiliates were getting cheated. It became a major issue because this other company refused to cheat its own affiliates, and requested that the program be changed.
The affiliate program was tracking the sales for the affiliates by using cookies, and the game developer confirmed numerous times that Ruth Parasol specifically asked him to program the cookies to expire in 2 days. This means that no sale would be tracked for the affiliates after 2 days. They were very lucky when they were tracked at all, because most weren�t.
Ruth Parasol was heavily involved with pornography at the time, and she was closely working with criminals and crooks as her close partners. You don�t have criminals as your partners unless you are dishonest yourself. She was also an attorney. Many good reasons not to trust her in the first place.
The game developer confirmed that Ruth Parasol from Starluck Casino didn�t want to change the tracking system because she was happy with the fact that affiliates were getting cheated by not paying them any commission after 2 days.
At the time, many players were staying with the same casino for a year, or longer, so you can imagine how much the affiliates lost when the program was made not to track the sales after 2 days.
After many big fights with the game developer, this other company managed to get him to change the tracking of the sales to a maximum of 15 days. The game developer strongly argued that it wouldn�t be fair to Starluck Casino if another company was paying the affiliates for longer than 15 days or even that long, and he refused to change the tracking of the sales to the requested much longer period.
The game developer confirmed that Starluck Casino requested 2 days, and he complied with Ruth Parasol�s request.
Shortly after, this other company dropped this game developer because he was heavily participating in the massive frauds of the affiliates and refused to stop. No need to tell you that the games were also massively rigged to cheat the players and this is why Starluck Casino loved it, and kept these games for years.
Cheating the players and cheating the affiliates, and having criminals as close partners, this is how Party Poker and Party Gaming were born.
What happened to the game developer David Brown from HLI (Handa Lopez) and Casino Soft, and where is he today? We don�t know, but he could be in jail.
This is the criminal who claimed on his web site right at the top of his main page:
" It's official! We're now the world's LARGEST!!! "
Sounds like Party Poker & Party Gaming today!
He probably meant the largest crook at the time. He was then arrested by the FBI, his private plane was seized, together with his Ferrari, and his two new big houses he just bought with the stolen money, and his bank accounts were seized. He was also involved with tax frauds, and many other criminal offences like laundering money.
His illegal and crooked business was shut down by the authorities, his servers in California were seized, together with the ones he had in Canada, and Australia, and a few other locations.
There is no possible doubt that Starluck Casino and the founder of Party Poker and Party Gaming has been closely associated with criminals right from the first day they went into online gambling, and even years before this in the pornographic business. The illegal and criminal activities of Starluck Casino and Party Gaming, and Party Poker haven�t stopped since then. We are convinced that it�s a lot worse today than ever before, because now it�s done on a massive organized crime scale.
These crooks already start lying when they claim on their web site that 70,000 players are online. Their own staff confirmed to us that this figure was a straight lie, and the figure doesn�t reflect at all the real number of players online.
The more things change, and the more they remain the same. Now they are offering a chance to win a Ferrari. Same trick already used back in 1997 by her game developer for her Starluck Casino. The Ferrari that was used to attract players ended up being stolen by the game developer for his own use. It was then seized by the FBI as proceed of crimes.
Party Poker is claiming on its website that they are:
� The biggest poker affiliate network �
If this is true, then it means that Party Poker and Party Gaming are the biggest crooks in the world for a poker affiliate program.
The crooks claim on their websites that they paid affiliates more than $19 million since 1997 including Starluck Casino. Their site is updated on a regular basis, and much more often than most. The $19 million since 1997 may sound like a big amount, but here is just one proof that this is a massive scam.
These thieves have operated since 1997 so it�s 8 years now.
If you divide $19 million by 8 years, you only get $2,375,000 per year paid to their affiliates.
If you divide $2,375,000 per year into 12 months, you only get $197,917 paid to affiliates per month.
Last year alone, these crooks claimed having earned hundreds of millions of dollars, and they used these figures to pump and dump their junk shares, and investors already lost billions of dollars in this massive scam. The biggest losses ever in the entire history of online gambling.
If the crooks earned hundreds of millions of dollars in just one year, how do you explain that they only paid an average of $197,917 per month to their affiliates?
They earned many hundreds of millions more since 1997, and they only paid to their affiliates a miserable $19 million in total, for 8 years.
It�s important to note that the majority of online gambling operators get 100% of their business from affiliates. The ones who don�t get 100% are pretty close to this figure, and the goal of every operator is to only get business from affiliates because it�s so easy to cheat them.
Do your own mathematics, and you will see the massive scale of this organized crime fraud. We were not surprised that the founder resigned when taking her company public. Safer to take the money and run, instead of staying around and have to answer questions.
If this was not a massive scam, why did she resigned when she, and her husband, were holding billions of dollars in stocks? Honest people usually rarely get out so fast, and so early, when a company is taken public. The warning sign was there, but gamblers/investors ignored it, and lost billions of dollars already.
How does Party Poker and Party Gaming and Starluck Casino cheat their affiliates?
Very simple, they don�t pay them what they owe them, and the recipe is very basic.
Their software is developed by their Indian programmers, and they are well known for doing anything for money, in a country that is totally corrupted. Everything is corrupted, the government, the police, the courts, the judges, they have a record number of politicians at the highest levels directly involved with murders, rapes, organized crimes, corruptions, rigged elections, and other criminal offences too long to list here.
These programmers and their other staff will do anything for $10 or $20 so you can imagine how easy it is to make them program a rigged affiliate program. Massive and general corruption is the rule, not the exception. It�s the perfect place for Party Poker and Party Gaming and Starluck Casino to have their own developers, and own team.
We have seen many small teams of only 4 to 6 programmers produce pretty good poker software in 6 months or less. With only a dozen persons in the entire team, you can produce very good poker and casino software in less than 12 months, and much faster if the team is bigger or more experienced.
This means that the cost associated with developing poker and casino software is absolutely peanuts, and it can be easily outsourced. Who is going to believe that Party Poker and Party Gaming decided to develop their software in India only to save a few thousand dollars? We are convinced that massive corruption is the primary reason, and the fact that you can sit over there and wait for 20 years before you get your day in court.
There are currently tens of millions of outstanding lawsuits waiting to be heard by the corrupted courts. It takes an average of 15 to 25 years to get a judgment, and it�s virtually impossible to enforce it then, because it�s too late. All the assets have disappeared by that time.
No wonder that these crooks picked this country because it�s the paradise for corruption, and massive dishonesties.
Most local Indian companies in the IT business don�t allow anymore cell phones into their offices to avoid that their own staff use them to steal or leak information to the outside, or take photos of sensitive information.
Most totally block incoming and outgoing e-mails from their own staff, in an effort to try to avoid having their applications and the data stolen.
The majority of these local companies have removed the hard drives from the computers used by their own staff. They have removed the diskette drives, and the CDs as well.
Many have security guards who search incoming and outgoing staff to make sure they don�t steal or bring unauthorized items into the office.
The paradise for Party Poker!
There are a large number of different methods how affiliates get cheated.
Most affiliate programs don�t track the sales at all. We have seen many confirmations of programs cheating the affiliates at 100% and many more at 99%
Just to name one, companies like Starnet � World Gaming admitted many times that their affiliate programs didn�t track the sales at all for their affiliates. Cheating them at 100% and in some rare cases at 99%. Sportingbet in England is very closely associated with these thieves, and their totally rigged software. They are in bed together, so it�s hard to imagine that they can be honest. You can�t be clean if you are close partner with criminals, and these crooks should be blacklisted by all affiliates.
Some affiliate programs are designed to credit your account with a tiny amount of say, $15 as commission, shortly after you signed up. This trick is used to make the affiliate believe that he took the right decision to sign up, and try to make him believe that he should actively and prominently display the banners of the crooks.
Then the rigged programs will credit no sales at all to the affiliate account for days, and weeks, because the initial amount of $15 was just a trick used as welcome bonus. Same method used for the sign up bonuses for the players. Big sign up bonuses to attract the players to the rigged games, and then they get hit hard.
Other rigged affiliate programs will credit your account with a small amount at the start of the month. This scam is to make the affiliate believe that he will have repeated sales like this first one, during the whole month. We have seen a lot of examples of no other sale being credited to these accounts for weeks.
These crooks like to pay the affiliates around the second or third week of the following month, so it means that the poor affiliate is going to keep on generating sales for the crooks for 6 or 7 weeks before he gets paid his first tiny commission.
Many will even pay the affiliates on time each month to try to convince them that they are honest and reliable, when nothing can be further from the truth. When an affiliate has been cheated for 95% or much more, why not pay him on time to create a good impression.
Party Poker and Party Gaming and Starluck Casino are well known for programming the cookies to expire in a very short time to avoid having to pay the commissions to its affiliates. Most of the time they don�t pay the commissions at all, and when they rarely pay them, it�s only for a totally abnormal amount of time.
One of the big problem with these crooked affiliate programs is that they were designed to cheat the affiliates and programmers can program anything, the only limit is their imagination.
One affiliate recently complained to Party Poker and this was their answer:
� With regard's to your e-mail, we don't see any problem with your tracker link, to get a player tracked to your affiliate account, the player has to download and install the software using your link. Please note that if the party poker software is installed already on a computer, then the player needs to uninstall it and reinstall the same through your link, only then will he get tracked to your affiliate account. �
It means that the first affiliate who got the player to download their software only gets his commissions tracked for a few days, if he is very lucky. Because the cookie expires in no time, this first affiliate gets nothing whatsoever after that, but he generated the player in the first place.
If an affiliate is stupid enough to promote Party Poker or Starluck Casino or any of their other sites, it means that it�s a total waste of time and money if the player who clicks on his banner already had downloaded the software previously because he will get absolutely nothing in commission, even if the player generates a large amount of money for the crooks.
In this case, the first affiliate gets nothing, and all the other affiliate after him also get nothing, and this can go on for years. Party Poker gets their stupid affiliates to promote and advertise their games for free, and the poor affiliates get nothing in return. Absolutely nothing.
Read the answer from Party Poker and it means that they expect the affiliates to contact the players to ask them to first uninstall the software, then go back to the affiliate sites, and click on the banners and re-install the software once again.
How would the affiliates do this because they don�t even know the players in most cases? You would be lucky if you get one player in 100,000 to do this.
What these crooks are asking the affiliates to do is also totally dishonest for another reason. Even assuming that you knew the player, and could ask him/her to uninstall the software, and then click on the banner, and then download and re-install the software once again, when the player will need to register, the registration will get blocked, because there is already an account under that user name, and duplicates are not possible.
It�s normal that game developers block duplicate registrations, so how can the affiliate ever get paid, even if he tried the dishonest suggestions of Party Poker?
If the player tries to register under a different user name, or different e-mail address, or different name, then it�s nearly sure that the anti fraud system will detect it, and block the account. This is also normal for security reasons, and Party Poker knows it only too well.
They know it so well, that it�s the reason why they suggest affiliates to do it because it�s sure that they will never get paid for the business they generated.
Party Poker and Party Gaming and Starluck Casino are not the only crooks using these dishonest methods to cheat their affiliates, it�s widely used in the entire industry, and we haven�t seen a program that works differently.
There are many variations of the same scam, but at the end of the day, they are programmed to cheat the affiliates, and for no other reason.
Party Poker and Party Gaming and Starluck Casino are big crooks, and they don�t even supply figures in real time to their affiliates. This is always a big warning sign, because it makes it much easier to cook the figures and cheat the affiliates. They don�t show the number of clicks the affiliates generated, and they update the affiliate figures only once per day, which is totally unacceptable and dishonest and completely unjustified.
From a technical point of view, figures in real time were always possible going back to the very early days of online gambling, so these crooks have no valid justification not to supply them now.
They are not the only dishonest ones, many other affiliate programs don�t supply figures in real time to give them time to cheat the affiliates and cook the figures. Affiliates should drop immediately any program that doesn�t show the figures in real time, because you can be sure that they are cheating you.
Even the ones showing the figures in real time are also cheating, because they only track and pay the affiliates a tiny fraction of the sales they generated, but at least when the affiliates get cheated, they feel better to see the figures in real time, it reassures them. If they knew the truth, they wouldn�t feel reassured, because all these programs are corrupted and dishonest.
We have yet to see an honest one, and if you know one, let us know, we will review it with pleasure, and will publish the results.
Even with figures in real time, it means nothing, unless they show you the user names of the players, or their e-mail address, or real names, and a few other details that allow the affiliates to check these rigged reports.
The affiliates generate most of the business for all these crooks, so why are they not allowed to get real reports, in real time, with enough real information they can use to get a better idea of how much they are getting cheated for?
The answer is so obvious. If the crooks supplied the real details, the affiliates would drop their dishonest programs the same day.
Game developers, or marketing companies, or licensees, who supply their affiliates detailed reports are very rare. Even the rare ones who do, also cheat the affiliates, so you can�t win when dealing with thieves who take the money out of your account before it gets there.
We have seen some rare companies supplying the names of the players, their e-mail addresses, the dates of the deposits and the amounts lost or won, and a few other details. And guess what? These companies were also massively cheating the affiliates, and we are 100% certain about it, because there is a large amount of evidence to confirm it.
Even when dealing with a company supplying all these details, and they are rare, how does the affiliate checks to see if he is getting cheated or not?
Some make deposits and act like real players, some ask their friends to do the same. Then they check the figures to see if these transactions were tracked or not. Sounds like a good idea, but not as good as you think it is, because we are dealing with professional crooks, and their smart programmers.
These crooks have special programs that can easily detect these tests transactions. The affiliates feel better with these tests, when in fact, in most cases, they are losing a huge percentage of the sales they generated.
How often is the affiliate going to make these tests with real money? Don�t forget that the affiliates only get paid when the player lost money, so they will need to first lose real money before they can claim a commission on their affiliate program.
When they do this, the crooks will remind you to read their terms and conditions that prohibits an affiliate to claim a commission on his/her own losses.
If you ever catch the crooks with their dirty hands inside your pocket stealing your commission, they will claim that they had some technical problems and this explains why their figures were not updated. Others will claim that they were doing backups, upgrading their software or hardware, or other stories about their credit card or payment processors.
There is a large amount of hard evidence to prove that all these are just straight lies, and invalid excuses, to try to justify stealing money from the poor affiliates.
Many of these crooked game developers, marketing companies, and licensees also keep multiple separate databases showing totally different figures in each one of them.
There is the real database that shows all the sales, so the game developers get their license fees from their own licensees. Many keep another set with fake figures for the tax man.
Then the licensees and/or their marketing companies keep their own databases with fake figures, so they can cheat the affiliates. They also keep other sets to cheat the tax man.
Often the affiliates only deal with the marketing companies that are sitting between the real operators of the gambling sites, and the affiliates. These marketing companies should be avoided completely, and any affiliate stupid enough to use one of them should drop them immediately because they are getting robbed, and we will explain you why. A typical example of one of these marketing companies to avoid is Tradal and Empire Online.
In the next update, we will give you more details on these scams, and many others, all designed to cheat the affiliates. We will explain you why you should drop your affiliate program when the software was developed by Playtech, Microgaming, Cryptologic, Boss Media, World Gaming, Real Time Gaming, and many others. They are not better, and many are actually even worse, much worse.
If you are an affiliate of a casino or poker program, you are getting massively cheated, and this is certain. We estimate the affiliates losses at a minimum of $1 billion each year, but probably much more. You won�t get rich getting cheated by the Mafia and organized crime operators because they simply steal your money the old fashioned way, before you get it, as simple as this.
Drop your affiliate programs, and insist on pre-paid straight advertising, or payment for each click you supplied. These crooks need you more than you need them because they need to pump and dump their scam junk shares, and if they don�t accept your terms, dump them. It�s the only valid decision you can take.
Stay tuned for the next update in a few days, and more, much more ��.