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    Exclamation Buffalo Partners GPWA Sponsorship Terminated

    Earlier today agreement was reached with Buffalo Partners to terminate their GPWA sponsorship.

    The GPWA takes a firm stand against affiliate programs working with the hacker. Buffalo Partners has stated in recent communications with me that they have closed accounts established by the hacker consistent with our recent requests identifying 32 different Buffalo Partner's affiliate referral codes associated with the hacker. And they have also provided screenshots to me as evidence that they have indeed done as they have said.

    However, unlike with other programs, the hacker has not subsequently removed the affiliate links to Buffalo Partner's websites, and so there has been no external evidence visible to affiliates to substantiate Buffalo Partner's statement that the accounts have been closed. Predictably, this lack of external evidence has undermined trust in the program, since trust on the part of affiliates has to be based in part on independent confirmation, and there has been no independent confirmation.

    Since I have been unsuccessful in my attempts to work with Buffalo Partners to provide irrefutable evidence that the hacker accounts have been closed, the appropriate conclusion to the current situation is the termination of Buffalo Partners sponsorship relationship with the GPWA. Accordingly, Buffalo Partner's sponsorship is terminated with immediate effect as Buffalo Partners and I have mutually agreed.

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    Although I never expected a different outcome this is again really bad news for our industry that is based on player and affiliate trust.

    How can a successful company like Buffalo partners put themselves in this awkward position to be associated with hacking and internet cyber crime? One can only wonder what their motivation has been but it is obvious they have a big footprint in this type of black hat seo business.

    I must congratulate the GPWA and members that participated for all the efforts made to solve this issue although it will not make a good impression to the outside world why it had to come this far.

    On the other hand it is unprecedented that the GPWA had to intervene and terminate Buffalo Partners PLATINUM sponsorship.

    I would like to see that IGB affiliate that organizes the conference events act the same.

    hxxp://www.igbaffiliate.com/events/amsterdam-affiliate-conference#sponsors

    A side note : I find it very damaging to Microgaming's reputation as they have a say in this as well :

    We work hard at MGS House, but we also enjoy ourselves. The atmosphere in the office is warm, open and friendly. Jokes are shared, friendships are formed. On occasion, quizzes and competitions grip the building. We work together and we play together.
    Our trusted third parties offer professional managed services that focus on the acquisition, conversion and retention of players.
    Microgaming : This no longer applies to your company business ethics.

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    Thank you very much, Michael.

    After it was clear to me, that they abused Anthony on the most shabby level, that they lied to him over years, made him look so bad and stole his lifetime, after my deep conviction, that they will never take their dirty hands from the hackers, only if a gun if pointed to their heads, after all and more I stepped in on 22. December last year the first time with the "Obviousness post" ( http://www.gpwa.org/forum/heavily-in...tml#post834351 ).

    I am so glad, that I could place in the next thread pages one of the hardest and most powerful satire series I've every created here in the forum. You know, the Buffalo Crime Family knows, everyone knows, that I would never ever let them get away with it and that I would never let Anthony down.

    Everyone has to live with satire even if it hurts like being hit by lightning. Satire must hit, otherwise it makes no sense.

    Fine to know, that a video, that Celena called "strong" and is dedicated to Anthony because of what they did to and with him, was removed in the forum by the order of Buffalo. Understanding the video is also a matter of education aside of B-Movie knowledge. But the Buffalo Crime Family has no education. They are idiots because they really believed, that they can play their games with everyone. And they are idiots because they paid for being destroyed in the public. Perhaps after I have had fun about that in my last post in their thread, they now also recognize, that they indeed are complete idiots with all they did, do and without any doubts will do.

    The removal is evidence, that this video has stolen their sleep and they freaked out. The funny thing is, that some things that happened after that incident in the thread made the satire of the video to reality. The video is still online, because Youtube would never remove it. You can find it easily if you search for "Buffalo Partners Award Winner" on Google. Satire is art, and art is protected without any excuses or backholes by the First Ammendment, because we all are writing here on the ground of the United States of America with the best constitution of the world regarding free speech and protecting satire and art of any kind.

    Others and I presented tons of evidence, but it took a long time. There is no chance, that they will not lose their face. All members of the Buffalo Crime Family are scumbags, and their legacy will be, like it was the main topic in my video and all other written satire, that they were the biggest liars ever here on GPWA, and I stand to this words until my last breath.

    Thank you Buffalo for giving me the stage for playing with all kind of different satire in many posts in your thread.
    And thank you so much, that you paid for it.


    Greetings to Tel Aviv Mental Asylum. I am sure, the role model for the Buffalo Crime Family is reading here in the forum 24/7. Until today they share pictures from Fernanda in the locker room, wearing a Zebra costume.

    Leopold

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    Good decision, or better said: finally.

    The conclusion is they've wasted your time and energy again with acting like they'll do something and making false statements. I am curious if IGB has some morals and will look for another lunch sponsor. This kind of groups should be banned from conferences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    Since I have been unsuccessful in my attempts to work with Buffalo Partners to provide irrefutable evidence that the hacker accounts have been closed, the appropriate conclusion to the current situation is the termination of Buffalo Partners sponsorship relationship with the GPWA.
    Everyone deserves the benefit of doubt. But, when BP claim the hacker account is terminated, yet multiple accounts are freely re-opened; that practice has been allowed to continue since 2014, the "claims" of closure by BP wear very thin.

    There's only so many ways to pay commission to an affiliate. With so many aff accounts having been opened by the hacker (since 2014). This is exactly why affiliates believe BP is in bed with the hacker.

    Kudos to both Michael and the GPWA for making the correct decision.

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    Who is the idiot who gave this thread a one star rating?

    Fernanda, was that you?

    Leopold



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    Quote Originally Posted by Roulette Zeitung View Post
    Who is the idiot who gave this thread a one star rating?

    Fernanda, was that you?

    Leopold


    Loll. She must have fun reading the topics.

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    Good evening,

    I have a question to GPWA: Can you please tell me, and I believe, this is no secret, when the regular sponsorship term of Buffalo would have been ended in case they were not terminated?

    It would be very nice, if one can give me an answer for that.

    Leopold

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    The actual sponsorship term was until 8 November, 2017, sponsorship was suspended 29 March.
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    Counter Statement

    "The actual sponsorship term was until 8 November, 2017, sponsorship was suspended 29 March."

    A forum member at AGD spreaded the conspiracy theory there, that "perhaps [GPWA] didn't even drop Buffalo", to suggest, GPWA colluded with Buffalo to create an escape narrative, to suggest, that the termination was quasi a fabricated story and "just the end of the sponsorship term". He wrote it with the intention so smear and slander GPWA.

    Now we have clear evidence, that this is nothing else than a tinfoil hat, black helicopter conspiracy theory, because Anthony cannot be suspected of being a liar.

    It's a proven fact, that Buffalo was kicked out here already 224 days before the end of the sponsorship term.

    This is not the only faux pas these days. The claim from a well known GPWA member, that "gpwa is funded by the exact same sponsors as IGB is" was also debunked as a lie.

    You can criticize GPWA 24/7 if you believe, there is a reason, but do it with the truth and without tinfoil hat, black helicopter conspiracy theories.

    Many thanks, ladies and gentlemen, for your kind attention.

    Leopold

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    Finally !!!!!!! Yahooooo!!!!!

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