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    Default Brightshare following the likes of other rogues?

    Is it just me or are these newly amended terms for Brightshare the same as other programs marked rogue here?

    5.5. For the purposes of this Revenue share Plan, an Affiliate shall be deemed by BrightShare as an Inactive Affiliate in a Plan, if the Affiliate does not deliver any new depositing Players for a period of three (3) consecutive months in an individual Plan.
    The monthly Revenue share percentage payable for an Inactive Affiliate will be adjusted to 15% for all Players’ net Revenue linked to this Plan. Should the Inactive Affiliate deliver new depositing Players, at any time thereafter, the Affiliate shall become active in this Plan and be entitled to the revenue share percentage as per the table above.

    5.6. BrightShare or its Clients may restrict specific markets for acquisition of new Players. Upon closure of a market to acquisition, BrightShare reserves the right to adjust the Affiliate’s Revenue share percentage to 15% for all the Affiliate’s existing Players from the closed market.

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    Yep. What's up with the Microgaming world these days? They're not worth pushing any more.
    Payments are also a pain for US affiliates for most of them.
    Roxy closed my account with current players, after 10 years promoting them. The inactivity clause is the culprit.
    And I'm sure that 10 years ago when I signed up there was nothing about that in the T&C.
    In my mind that makes it theft, plain and simple.

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    I was told, from an insider, that most microgaming affiliate programs will be doing something like this - I had one group I had a nice rev share 40% deal, cut me down to 25% without telling me (then add - or minus as the case may be- in the processing costs plus customer admin costs) I was down to 20% or less. Run

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    There's also this term:
    5.10.5. The Affiliate shall be entitled for Commission for new Player that has deposited within 90 calendar days as of the new Player’s registration date.

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    Things at BS have not smelled good for a very very long time.

    IMO if you have been promoting BS for the last few years you have been getting ripped off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lots0 View Post
    Things at BS have not smelled good for a very very long time.

    IMO if you have been promoting BS for the last few years you have been getting ripped off.
    A gold sponsor would never do that to their affiliates..........

    As always they pride themselves for being honest, transparant and being affiliate friendly...........


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    Brightshare is a Gold Sponsor....are they not required to respond to this thread?

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    The thread was just moved into their forum so they can be aware of it.
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    Thanks Anthony...I didn't realize I put it in the wrong place.

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    I don't care for the new terms. If a smaller affiliate's sites are not doing that well, it only makes it harder to make ends meet. US affiliates are already dealing with the loss/major scaling back of the US market, and now we may be taking a pay cut. Moves like these squeeze people closer to going out of business.

    If a casino continues to generate income from regular players, why does the affiliate have to take a pay cut if they don't refer a new player for three months? Does it cost the casino extra to keep a player who continues to play and spend money? I also don't understand this policy for closed markets.
    ...you gotta roll me the tumblin' dice...

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    This is just a con. There is no purpose in these retroactive terms other than that.

    What a shame for Brightshare, one of the most established Microgaming groups. This joint should now be avoided by affiliates and players alike.

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    I have added a review about their new status :

    Brightshare Casinos and Affiliate Program Blacklisted

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    The BrightShare program has always been, and will remain, trusted, fair and committed to positive long term business relationships. Our tagline reflects what we believe in – Playing Fair, Sharing success.

    The markets around us have changed dramatically in the past few years. We have not changed the essence of the program and the core of our business terms for more than 8 years and we therefore decided to revisit and update the program.

    We have a deep obligation to share our success and profits with our affiliate partners. This must be done in a way that is attractive both for our partners, and to the casinos we represent, in order to create a Win-Win situation, in which all parties benefit.

    We have checked ourselves against other programs and compared it against common and accepted business industry standards.

    As stated, the change applies to all of our affiliates as of May 1st 2013.

    As always, for any commercial or technical inquiry we invite you to contact your dedicated account manager directly or send an email to support@brightshare.com.

    The BrightShare Team

    *This is posted on behalf of Marcia , our formal Forums moderator, as she is not available due to personal reasons.

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    Marcia, if those are your words then you've lost my respect. I will never work with you again, even if you move to another group.

    I've been critical of Roxy for their recent, blatant theft of affiliates' commission. I see no reason why Brightshare should be held to different standards. Brightshare should be kicked out of GPWA and not allowed to return. Brightshare should also be banned from attending conferences and enticing future victims.

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    If GPWA does not suspend Brightshare for this rogue behaviour then one should ban this forum too.

    Providing a safe haven for crooks will not be accepted.

    Enough BS (bullshit) is Enough !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCG View Post
    If GPWA does not suspend Brightshare for this rogue behaviour then one should ban this forum too.

    Providing a safe haven for crooks will not be accepted.

    Enough BS (bullshit) is Enough !!
    I am watching carefully how the main forums react to the recent scams. So far, only AGD has impressed me. I will be posting there more.

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    There are several serious concerns here and we are following up with BrightShare about them.

    We have sent BrightShare an email detailing the problems that we see and expressing the seriousness of the situation.
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    Affiliate Guard Dog have put Brightshare in the rogue pit as of this morning.

    Would be good if the GPWA suspend their sponsorship also, until agreement has been reached between Brightshare and their affiliates on how to move forward.

    Surely this is what forums such as the GPWA are for, to protect affiliates interest? So far it only seems that AGD has stepped up to the plate.

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    Today, 12:48 pm Webzcas
    Affiliate Guard Dog have put Brightshare in the rogue pit as of this morning.

    Would be good if the GPWA suspend their sponsorship also, until agreement has been reached between Brightshare and their affiliates on how to move forward.

    Surely this is what forums such as the GPWA are for, to protect affiliates interest? So far it only seems that AGD has stepped up to the plate.
    Yeah Mr. GPWA are you going to implement your own code of conduct to suspend the sponsor listing for Brightshare / Roxy or not, IMO all requirements have been met ?

    IMO the industry professionals have spoken and decided the programs have failed a fact which is being handed to you on a plate, if you ask me.

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    Alex is also aware that we don't want Brightshare or Roxy being allowed to attend conferences. I won't attend a conference where they are pushing their scams.
    http://www.affiliateguarddog.com/for...3-a-t6215.html

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